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Baryogenesis and gravitational waves from runaway bubble collisions

Published inJournal of cosmology and astroparticle physics, vol. 1611, no. 11, 011
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Publication date2016
Abstract

We propose a novel mechanism for production of baryonic asymmetry in the early Universe. The mechanism takes advantage of the strong first order phase transition that produces runaway bubbles in the hidden sector that propagate almost without friction with ultra-relativistic velocities. Collisions of such bubbles can non-thermally produce heavy particles that further decay out-of-equilibrium into the SM and produce the observed baryonic asymmetry. This process can proceed at the very low temperatures, providing a new mechanism of post-sphaleron baryogenesis. In this paper we present a fully calculable model which produces the baryonic asymmetry along these lines as well as evades all the existing cosmological constraints. We emphasize that the Gravitational Waves signal from the first order phase transition is completely generic and can potentially be detected by the future eLISA interferometer. We also discuss other potential signals, which are more model dependent, and point out the unresolved theoretical questions related to our proposal.

Keywords
  • Baryon asymmetry
  • Cosmological phase transitions
  • Particle physics - cosmology connection
  • Gravitational waves / sources
Citation (ISO format)
KATZ, Andrey, RIOTTO, Antonio Walter. Baryogenesis and gravitational waves from runaway bubble collisions. In: Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics, 2016, vol. 1611, n° 11, p. 011. doi: 10.1088/1475-7516/2016/11/011
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