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Self-consistent solitons for vacuum decay in radiatively generated potentials



Peter Millington


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.


Garbrecht, B., & Millington, P. (2015). Self-consistent solitons for vacuum decay in radiatively generated potentials. Physical Review D, 92(12),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 23, 2015
Publication Date Dec 21, 2015
Deposit Date Nov 2, 2017
Publicly Available Date Nov 2, 2017
Journal Physical Review D
Print ISSN 2470-0010
Electronic ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 92
Issue 12
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