Interface tension of the electroweak phase transition

F. Csikor, Z. Fodor, J. Hein, J. Heitger

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Abstract

In our nonperturbative lattice investigation we study the interface tension of the finite- temperature electroweak phase transition. In this analysis the Higgs mass has been chosen to be about 35 GeV. At the transition point of a finite volume system, tunnelling between the symmetric and the Higgs phase takes place. This phenomenon leads to a splitting of the ground state, which can be used to determine the interface tension. The result obtained this way agrees with the result of the two-coupling method and with the prediction of the perturbative approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-162
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume357
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 31 1995

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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