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Dynamical Problems of Baryogenesis

  • John M. Cornwall

Abstract

Above a certain temperature T c any non-Abelian gauge theory has a strongly-coupled sector, consisting of the three-dimensional magnetic gauge fields. We argue that in this sector the electroweak part of the standard model develops an entropy-dominated condensates of Z 2 strings, and that associated with those strings is a strongly-fluctuating Chern-Simons condensate driven by the strings’ linking, twisting, and writhing. (For SU(N) gauge groups with N≥3 there are links with trivalent vertices; these vertices also give rise to Chern-Simons fluctuations.) Similar phenomena happen for QCD; we discuss the effects of these, as well as QCD sphalerons, on baryogenesis. We outline an ongoing program, including study of the reaction of preexisting Chern-Simons condensates on the strings and sphalerons, and the problem of finding the non-perturbative electroweak free energy near the phase transition.

Keywords

Gauge Theory Wilson Loop Closed String String Tension Higgs Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Cornwall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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