[1111.4014] Gravitational Waves from Global Second Order Phase Transitions

Authors: John T. Giblin Jr, Larry R. Price, Xavier Siemens, Brian Vlcek

Date: 17 Nov 2011

Abstract: Global second-order phase transitions are expected to produce scale-invariant gravitational wave spectra. In this manuscript we explore the dynamics of a symmetry-breaking phase transition using lattice simulations. We explicitly calculate the stochastic gravitational wave background produced during the transition and subsequent self-ordering phase. We comment on this signal as it compares to the scale-invariant spectrum produced during inflation.

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