Is the compactified vacuum semiclassically unstable?

Kei ichi Maeda*

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It is shown, by applying the positive-energy theorem, that the present vacuum (M4×KD) in some higher-dimensional theories (e.g. the Candelas-Weinberg model) is stable against decay by quantum tunnelling without change of topology. Frieman and Kolb have found a quantum tunnelling instability of the present vacuum in the same models. But they did not take into account the gravitational effect, which is important and prevents the universe from decaying into the higher-dimensional de Sitter phase.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)33-37
ページ数5
ジャーナルPhysics Letters B
186
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 1987 2 26
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学

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