Gravitational stabilization of scalar potentials

L. F. Abbott, Q Han Park

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Abstract

Using the formalism of Boucher we derive the conditions under which gravity can stabilize otherwise metastable or unstable scalar field configurations. For the case of a double-welled potential we rederive the stability criteria first obtained by Coleman and DeLuccia. Our derivation does not require the assumption of O(4) symmetry or the thin-walled approximation used in their work. We also give the conditions for which gravity can stabilize the symmetric points of general quartic potentials and of a Coleman-Weinberg potential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-375
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume156
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Jun 27
Externally publishedYes

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Gravitational stabilization of scalar potentials. / Abbott, L. F.; Park, Q Han.

In: Physics Letters B, Vol. 156, No. 5-6, 27.06.1985, p. 373-375.

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Abbott, LF & Park, QH 1985, 'Gravitational stabilization of scalar potentials', Physics Letters B, vol. 156, no. 5-6, pp. 373-375.
Abbott, L. F. ; Park, Q Han. / Gravitational stabilization of scalar potentials. In: Physics Letters B. 1985 ; Vol. 156, No. 5-6. pp. 373-375.
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