Periodic bounce for the nucleation rate at finite temperature in minisuperspace models

J.-Q. Liang, H. J. W. Müller-Kirsten, Y.-B. Zhang, A. V. Shurgaia, S.-P. Kou, D. K. Park
2000 Physical Review D, Particles and fields  
The periodic bounce configurations responsible for quantum tunneling are obtained explicitly and are extended to the finite energy case for minisuperspace models of the Universe. As a common feature of the tunneling models at finite energy considered here we observe that the period of the bounce increases with energy monotonically. The periodic bounces do not have bifurcations and make no contribution to the nucleation rate except the one with zero energy. The sharp first order phase transition
more » ... from quantum tunneling to thermal activation is verified with the general criterions.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.62.025017 fatcat:asdzeqjnsbfjxiutf3szb5hjwm