Amplification of hypercharge electromagnetic fields by a cosmological pseudoscalar

Ram Brustein, David H. Oaknin

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If, in addition to the standard model fields, a new pseudoscalar field exists and couples to the hypercharge topological number density, it can exponentially amplify hyperelectric and hypermagnetic fields in the symmetric phase of the electroweak plasma, while coherently rolling or oscillating. We present equations describing the coupled system of a pseudoscalar field and hypercharge electromagnetic fields in an electroweak plasma at temperatures above the electroweak phase transition, and discuss approximations to the equations and their validity. We then solve the approximate equations using assorted analytical and numerical methods, and determine the parameters for which hypercharge electromagnetic fields can be exponentially amplified.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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