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The Number of negative modes of the oscillating bounces

Publication date2006-04-07
First online date2006-04-07
Abstract

The spectrum of small perturbations about oscillating bounce solutions recently discussed in the literature is investigated. Our study supports quite intuitive and expected result: the bounce with N nodes has exactly N homogeneous negative modes. Existence of more than one negative modes makes obscure the relation of these oscillating bounce solutions to the false vacuum decay processes.

Keywords
  • Bounce: oscillation
  • Perturbation: spectrum
  • Perturbation: linear
  • Boundary condition
  • Schroedinger equation
  • Field theory: scalar
Citation (ISO format)
LAVRELASHVILI, George. The Number of negative modes of the oscillating bounces. In: Physical review. D, Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, 2006, vol. 73, n° 8, p. 083513. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.73.083513
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