Cosmic bubble and domain wall instabilities III: The role of oscillons in three-dimensional bubble collisions

@article{Bond2015CosmicBA,
  title={Cosmic bubble and domain wall instabilities III: The role of oscillons in three-dimensional bubble collisions},
  author={J. Richard Bond and Jonathan Braden and Laura Mersini-Houghton},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2015}
}
We study collisions between pairs of bubbles nucleated in an ambient false vacuum. For the first time, we include the effects of small initial (quantum) fluctuations around the instanton profiles describing the most likely initial bubble profile. Past studies of this problem neglect these fluctuations and work under the assumption that the collisions posess an exact SO(2,1) symmetry. We use three-dimensional lattice simulations to demonstrate that for double-well potentials, small initial… 
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