Vacuum decay in curved backgrounds

L. F. Abbott, Diego Harari, Q. Han Park

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The authors evaluate the effect of gravity on the probability of vacuum decay through bubble nucleation for a scalar field in an arbitrary curved background up to first order in an expansion in powers of Rp2, where R is the scalar curvature of the background metric at the location of the bubble and p is the size of the bubble as it would appear in a flat space.

Original languageEnglish
Article number001
Pages (from-to)L201-L204
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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