Electroweak phase transition and entropy release in the early universe

A. Chaudhuri, A. Dolgov

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Abstract

It is shown that the vacuum-like energy of the Higgs potential at non-zero temperatures leads, in the course of the cosmological expansion, to a small but non-negligible rise of the entropy density in the comoving volume. This increase is calculated in the frameworks of the minimal standard model. The result can have a noticeable effect on the outcome of baryo-through-leptogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Volume2018
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • baryon asymmetry
  • cosmological phase transitions
  • physics of the early universe
  • BARYOGENESIS

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