Domain formation in finite-time quenches

Mark Bowick, Arshad Momen

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We study the formation of domains in a continuous phase transition with a finite-temperature quench. The model treated is the [Formula Presented] theory in two spatial dimensions with global O(2) symmetry. We investigate this using real-time thermal field theory, following Boyanovsky and collaborators, and find that domain sizes appear to be smaller than those produced in an instantaneous quench in the tree-level approximation. We also propose that a more physical picture emerges by examining the two-point functions which do not involve any cutoff on the short wavelength Goldstone modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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