Catalysis and inverse electric catalysis in a scalar theory

Loewe, M.; Valenzuela, D.; Zamora, R.


In this article we explore the phase diagram associated to the symmetry breaking of a scalar self-interacting theory, induced by temperature and the presence of an external electric field. For such purpose, first we obtain the boson propagator, in the presence of a constant external electric field, both in the weak and strong field strength limits. Novel expansions are derived for the effective potential, valid for the whole range of temperature. We found inverse electric catalysis for the weak field region, i.e., a situation where the critical temperature diminishes as function of the strength of the electric field whereas for a strong field electric catalysis emerges. These behaviors, in the weak and strong intensity sectors, are valid for all possible values of temperature.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000894358900011 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: PHYSICAL REVIEW D
Volumen: 105
Número: 3
Fecha de publicación: 2022


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