Nucleation at Finite Temperature Beyond the Superminispace Model

  • Abstract: The transition from the quantum to the classical regime of the nucleation of the closed Robertson-Walker Universe with spacially homogeneous matter fields is investigated with a perturbation expansion around the sphaleron configuration. A criterion is derived for the occurrence of a first-order type transition, and the related phase diagram for scalar and vector fields is obtained. For scalar fields both the first and second order transitions can occur depending on the shape of the potential barrier. For a vector field, here that of an O (3) nonlinear o-model, the transition is seen to be only of the first order. PACS numbers: 11.15.Kc, 03.65Sq, 05.70.Fh, 98.80.Cq

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Author:J.-Q. Liang, H. J. W. Müller-Kirsten, D.K. Park, A. V. Shurgaia
URN (permanent link):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-10909
Document Type:Preprint
Language of publication:English
Year of Completion:2000
Year of Publication:2000
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Faculties / Organisational entities:Fachbereich Physik
DDC-Cassification:530 Physik

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