Classical decay rates of oscillons

  title={Classical decay rates of oscillons},
  author={Hong-Yi Zhang and Mustafa A. Amin and Edmund J. Copeland and Paul M. Saffin and Kaloian D. Lozanov},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
Oscillons are extremely long-lived, spatially-localized field configurations in real-valued scalar field theories that slowly lose energy via radiation of scalar waves. Before their eventual demise, oscillons can pass through (one or more) exceptionally stable field configurations where their decay rate is highly suppressed. We provide an improved calculation of the non-trivial behavior of the decay rates, and lifetimes of oscillons. In particular, our calculation correctly captures the… 

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