Vacuum instability and gravitational collapse

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Hewitt, M. 2002. Vacuum instability and gravitational collapse. ArXiv High Energy Physics - Theory e-prints. https://doi.org/hep-th/0211037
AuthorsHewitt, M.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsDiscussion; 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.
Year2002
JournalArXiv High Energy Physics - Theory e-prints
Publisherarxiv.org
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/hep-th/0211037
Official URLhttp://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0211037
Related URLhttp://www.arxiv.org
Publication dates
Print06 Nov 2002
Publication process dates
Deposited05 Feb 2013
Output statusPublished
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