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Title: Black holes and Higgs stability

Abstract

We study the effect of primordial black holes on the classical rate of nucleation of AdS regions within the standard electroweak vacuum. We find that the energy barrier for transitions to the new vacuum, which characterizes the exponential suppression of the nucleation rate, can be reduced significantly in the black-hole background. A precise analysis is required in order to determine whether the the existence of primordial black holes is compatible with the form of the Higgs potential at high temperature or density in the Standard Model or its extensions.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Athens,Zographou 157 84 (Greece)
  2. (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
SCOAP3, CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)
OSTI Identifier:
22572154
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 09; Other Information: PUBLISHER-ID: JCAP09(2016)036; OAI: oai:repo.scoap3.org:17246; cc-by Article funded by SCOAP3. Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ANTI DE SITTER SPACE; ASTROPHYSICS; BLACK HOLES; COSMOLOGY; HIGGS BOSONS; HIGGS MODEL; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; STANDARD MODEL; VACUUM STATES

Citation Formats

Tetradis, Nikolaos, and Physics Department, Theory Unit, CERN,CH-1211 Geneva 23. Black holes and Higgs stability. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2016/09/036.
Tetradis, Nikolaos, & Physics Department, Theory Unit, CERN,CH-1211 Geneva 23. Black holes and Higgs stability. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2016/09/036.
Tetradis, Nikolaos, and Physics Department, Theory Unit, CERN,CH-1211 Geneva 23. Tue . "Black holes and Higgs stability". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2016/09/036.
@article{osti_22572154,
title = {Black holes and Higgs stability},
author = {Tetradis, Nikolaos and Physics Department, Theory Unit, CERN,CH-1211 Geneva 23},
abstractNote = {We study the effect of primordial black holes on the classical rate of nucleation of AdS regions within the standard electroweak vacuum. We find that the energy barrier for transitions to the new vacuum, which characterizes the exponential suppression of the nucleation rate, can be reduced significantly in the black-hole background. A precise analysis is required in order to determine whether the the existence of primordial black holes is compatible with the form of the Higgs potential at high temperature or density in the Standard Model or its extensions.},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2016/09/036},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
number = 09,
volume = 2016,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}