Self-consistent solitons for vacuum decay in radiatively generated potentials

Garbrecht, Björn and Millington, Peter (2015) Self-consistent solitons for vacuum decay in radiatively generated potentials. Physical Review D, 92 (12). p. 125022. ISSN 2470-0010

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Abstract

We use a Green’s function approach in order to develop a method for calculating the tunneling rate between radiatively generated nondegenerate vacua. We apply this to a model that exhibits spontaneous symmetry breaking via the Coleman-Weinberg mechanism, where we determine the self-consistent tunneling configuration and illustrate the impact of gradient effects that arise from accounting for the underlying space-time inhomogeneity.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Physics and Astronomy
Identification Number: 10.1103/PhysRevD.92.125022
Depositing User: Millington, Peter
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 15:28
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2017 20:02
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47783

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