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False-Vacuum Decay in Generalized Extended Inflation

  • Richard Holman
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 169)

Abstract

We study false-vacuum decay in context of generalized extended inflationary theories, and compute the bubble nucleation rates for these theories in the limit of G N → 0. We find that the time dependence of the nucleation rate can be exponentially strong through the time dependence of the Jordan—Brans—Dicke field. This can have a pronounced effect on whether extended inflation can be successfully implemented.

Keywords

Nucleation Rate Einstein Frame Jordan Frame Euclidean Action False Vacuum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Holman
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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