Exact Coleman-De Luccia instantons

Sugumi Kanno, Jiro Soda

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We present exact ColemanDe Luccia (CDL) instantons, which describe vacuum decay from Anti-de Sitter (AdS) space, de Sitter (dS) space and Minkowski space to AdS space. We systematically obtain these exact solutions by considering deformation of Hawking-Moss (HM) instantons. We analytically calculate the action of instantons and discuss a subtlety in calculation of decay rates.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1250040X
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics D
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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