Real-Time History of the Cosmological Electroweak Phase Transition

H. Kurki-Suonio, M. Laine
1996 Physical Review Letters  
We study numerically the real-time history of the cosmological electroweak phase transition, as it may take place in the Standard Model or in MSSM for m_H < m_W according to recent lattice results. We follow the nucleated bubbles from the initial stages of acceleration and rapid growth, through collisions with compression waves resulting in slowing down and reheating to T_c, until the final stages of slow growth and evaporation. We find that collisions with compression waves may make the bubble
more » ... may make the bubble walls oscillate in the radial direction, and that reheating to T_c takes generically place.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.77.3951 pmid:10062350 fatcat:exo5q3oqaja7rpjxkc7yvacqci