Vacuum instability and gravitational collapse

Hewitt, M. (2002) Vacuum instability and gravitational collapse. ArXiv High Energy Physics - Theory e-prints.

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We argue that $(0,1)$ heterotic string models with 4 non-heterotic spacetime dimensions may provide an instability of the vacuum to gravitational polarization in globally strong gravitational fields. This instability would be triggered during gravitational collapse by a non-local quantum switching process, and lead to the formation of regions of a high temperature broken symmetry phase which would be the equivalent in these string models of conventional black holes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Discussion; possibility; vacuum instability; gravitational collapse; string theory; vacuum state: stability; string model: heterotic; string: condensation; symmetry breaking; gravitation; collapse; black hole; string: star; effect: nonlocal; tachyon; gravitation: polarization; quantum mechanics.
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC0770 Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > Computing
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Depositing User: Mr Mike Hewitt
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2013 13:19
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 14:10

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