Relativistic detonation waves and bubble growth in false vacuum decay

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Abstract

After reviewing the current understanding of relativistic shock waves, a detailed analysis of relativistic detonation waves is presented. It is proposed that the motion of a detonation wave is analogous to the growth of a bubble nucleated during false vacuum decay at finite temperatures. Some possible applications of these results to cosmology are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2074-2085
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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