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Cosmic bubble and domain wall instabilities II: fracturing of colliding walls

Braden, Jonathan; Bond, J. Richard; Mersini-Houghton, Laura;
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  • Published: 13 Oct 2015
  • Country: Italy
We study collisions between nearly planar domain walls including the effects of small initial nonplanar fluctuations. These perturbations represent the small fluctuations that must exist in a quantum treatment of the problem. In a previous paper, we demonstrated that at the linear level a subset of these fluctuations experience parametric amplification as a result of their coupling to the planar symmetric background. Here we study the full three-dimensional nonlinear dynamics using lattice simulations, including both the early time regime when the fluctuations are well described by linear perturbation theory as well as the subsequent stage of fully nonlinear evo...
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free text keywords: High Energy Physics - Theory, Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
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Understanding the Origin of Cosmic Structure
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 306478
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
  • Funder: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
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