Quantum field effects on cosmological phase transition in anisotropic spacetimes

Wung Hong Huang

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The one-loop renormalized effective potentials for the massive phi 4 theory on the spatially homogeneous models of Bianchi type I and Kantowski-Sachs type are evaluated. It is used to see how the quantum field affects the cosmological phase transition in the anisotropic spacetimes. For reasons of the mathematical technique it is assumed that the spacetimes are slowly varying or have specially metric forms. We obtain the analytic results and present detailed discussions about the quantum field corrections to the symmetry breaking or symmetry restoration in the model spacetimes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number009
Pages (from-to)2021-2033
Number of pages13
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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