Self-consistent solitons for vacuum decay in radiatively generated potentials

B Garbrecht, P Millington

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We use a Green’s function approach in order to develop a method for calculating the tunneling rate between radiatively generated nondegenerate vacua. We apply this to a model that exhibits spontaneous symmetry breaking via the Coleman-Weinberg mechanism, where we determine the self-consistent tunneling configuration and illustrate the impact of gradient effects that arise from accounting for the underlying space-time inhomogeneity.
Original languageEnglish
Article number125022
Number of pages14
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2015


  • High Energy Physics
  • Phenomenology (hep-ph)
  • High Energy Physics - Theory (hep-th)


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