Translationally invariant discrete kinks from one-dimensional maps
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For most discretizations of the phi4 theory, the stationary kink can only be centered either on a lattice site or midway between two adjacent sites. We search for exceptional discretizations that allow stationary kinks to be centered anywhere between the sites. We show that this translational invariance of the kink implies the existence of an underlying one-dimensional map phi(n+1) =F (phi(n)) . A simple algorithm based on this observation generates three families of exceptional discretizations.
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