Quantum field effect on symmetry breaking and restoration in anisotropic spacetimes

Wung Hong Huang

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Abstract

A one-loop effective potential for 4 theory on a Bianchi type-I universe is evaluated in the adiabatic approximation. It is used to see the quantum-field effects on symmetry breaking and restoration in anisotropic spacetimes. The results show that the fate of symmetry will not be changed in the cases of conformal coupling or a vanishing scale curvature, and only for some suitable values of scalar-gravitational coupling could the symmetry be radiatively broken or restored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1287-1288
Number of pages2
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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