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Phase transitions and gravity

Sathyaprakash, BS and Lord, Eric A and Sinha, KP (1984) Phase transitions and gravity. In: Physics Letters A, 105 (8). pp. 407-409.

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Einstein's gravitational field is non-minimally coupled to a self-interacting scalar field in the presence of radiation. Such a theory can give rise to a phase transition associated with a change of sign of the gravitational “constant”. In our approach, the criterion for stability is formulated in terms of an effective potential, the phase-transition takes place due to temperature dependence of the scalar self-interaction coupling constant.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physics Letters A
Publisher: Elsevier B.V
Additional Information: Copyright of ths article belongs to Elsevier B.V.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2010 10:20
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:31
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20127

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