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Coleman-De Luccia instanton

Contents

Context

Vacua

Gravity

Contents

Idea

The local decay process of a false vacuum in the presence of gravity (general relativity), hence the case relevant in cosmology.

References

  • Sidney Coleman, Fate of the false vacuum: Semiclassical theory, Phys. Rev. D 15, 2929 – Published 15 May 1977 (publisher)

  • Sidney Coleman, Frank De Luccia, Gravitational effects on and of vacuum decay Phys. Rev. D 21, 3305 – Published 15 June 1980 (publisher)

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