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Title: LIGO/Virgo Black Holes from a First Order Quark Confinement Phase Transition

Abstract

We propose that ($O 10 M$) black holes observed by LIGO/Virgo originate from a first order phase transition at a temperature $$T_* ≲ 100 $$$\textbf{MeV}$$, associated with $$\textbf{QCD'}$$ - an early Universe deformation of the Standard Model $$\textbf{QCD}$$. This is realized by keeping the quark masses small compared to confinement scale down to $T$$\thicksim$$$ T_*$$, making $$\textbf{QCD'}$$ transition first order. We implement this scenario using a light scalar that could potentially be a good dark matter candidate.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1560727
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1558234
Report Number(s):
BNL-212000-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; 101102
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters Journal Volume: 123 Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; LIGO; Virgo; QCD; SM; transition; scalar; holes; quark; MeV

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Davoudiasl, Hooman. LIGO/Virgo Black Holes from a First Order Quark Confinement Phase Transition. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.101102.
Davoudiasl, Hooman. LIGO/Virgo Black Holes from a First Order Quark Confinement Phase Transition. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.101102.
Davoudiasl, Hooman. Fri . "LIGO/Virgo Black Holes from a First Order Quark Confinement Phase Transition". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.101102.
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title = {LIGO/Virgo Black Holes from a First Order Quark Confinement Phase Transition},
author = {Davoudiasl, Hooman},
abstractNote = {We propose that ($O 10 M$⊙) black holes observed by LIGO/Virgo originate from a first order phase transition at a temperature $T_* ≲ 100 $$\textbf{MeV}$, associated with $\textbf{QCD'}$ - an early Universe deformation of the Standard Model $\textbf{QCD}$. This is realized by keeping the quark masses small compared to confinement scale down to $T$$\thicksim$$ T_*$, making $\textbf{QCD'}$ transition first order. We implement this scenario using a light scalar that could potentially be a good dark matter candidate.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.101102},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 10,
volume = 123,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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