Phase transitions and gravity

B. S. Sathyaprakash, Eric A. Lord, K. P. Sinha

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-409
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 5 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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