Record number :
1138660
Title of article :
CosmoTransitions: Computing cosmological phase transition temperatures and bubble profiles with multiple fields Original Research Article
Author/Authors :
Carroll L. Wainwright، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
ماهنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2012
Pages :
8
From page :
2006
To page :
2013
Abstract :
I present a numerical package (CosmoTransitions) for analyzing finite-temperature cosmological phase transitions driven by single or multiple scalar fields. The package analyzes the different vacua of a theory to determine their critical temperatures (where the vacuum energy levels are degenerate), their supercooling temperatures, and the bubble wall profiles which separate the phases and describe their tunneling dynamics. I introduce a new method of path deformation to find the profiles of both thin- and thick-walled bubbles. CosmoTransitions is freely available for public use.
Keywords :
Phase transitions , Cosmology , Finite-temperature field theory
Journal title :
Computer Physics Communications
Serial Year :
2012
Link To Document :
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