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Effective chemical potential in spontaneous baryogenesis

Dasgupta, Arnab and Jain, Rajeev Kumar and Rangarajan, Raghavan (2018) Effective chemical potential in spontaneous baryogenesis. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 98 (8).

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Models of spontaneous baryogenesis have an interaction term partial derivative(mu)theta j(B)(mu) in the Lagrangian, where j(B)(mu) is the baryonic current and theta can be a pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson. Since the time component of this term (theta) over dot j(B)(0), equals (theta) over dot n(B) for a spatially homogeneous current, it is usually argued that this term implies a splitting in the energy of baryons and antibaryons, thereby providing an effective chemical potential for baryon number. In thermal equilibrium, one then obtains nB similar to (theta) over dot T-2. We however argue that a term of this form in the Lagrangian does not contribute to the single particle energies of baryons and antibaryons. We show this for both fermionic and scalar baryons. However, similar to some recent work, we find that despite the above result the baryon number density obtained from a Boltzmann equation analysis can be proportional to (theta) over dot T-2. Our arguments are very different from that in the standard literature on spontaneous baryogenesis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belong to AMER PHYSICAL SOC
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 15:32
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2018 15:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/60981

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