Arnold, Jonathan M. and Fornal, Bartosz and Ishiwata, Koji (2011) Finite temperature structure of the compactified standard model. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2011 (8). Art. No. 030. ISSN 1126-6708 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20111018-111238782
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We analyze the finite temperature structure of the standard model coupled to gravity with one and two dimensions compactified (on a circle and a torus). We find that finite temperature effects wash out any vacua which exist at zero temperature. We also discuss the possibility of transitions between the four-dimensional universe and the lower-dimensional spacetimes.
|Additional Information:||© 2011 SISSA. Published for SISSA by Springer. Received: March 14, 2011. Revised: May 23, 2011. Accepted: July 13, 2011. Published: August 8, 2011. The authors would like to express their special thanks to Mark Wise for inspirational discussions and many extremely helpful comments at all stages of the work on this paper. We further thank Sean Carroll, Matthew Johnson and Yu Nakayama for very useful remarks. The work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract No. DE-FG02-92ER40701. K.I. acknowledges the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.|
|Subject Keywords:||Standard Model, Compactification and String Models, Thermal Field Theory|
|Official Citation:||Finite temperature structure of the compactified standard model Jonathan M. Arnold, Bartosz Fornal and Koji Ishiwata|
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|Deposited By:||Ruth Sustaita|
|Deposited On:||18 Oct 2011 19:58|
|Last Modified:||08 Mar 2013 21:34|
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