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Cosmological consequences of a spontaneous breakdown of a discrete symmetry

  title={Cosmological consequences of a spontaneous breakdown of a discrete symmetry},
  author={Ia.B. Zel'dovich and I. Iu. Kobzarev and Lev Borisovich Okun},
  journal={Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics},
In theories involving spontaneous symmetry breakdown one may expect a domain structure of the vacuum. Such a structure does not exist near a cosmolgical singularity, when the temperature is above the Curie point, but this structure must appear later during the cosmological expansion and cooling down. We discuss the properties of the domain interfaces and of the space with domains in the large, the law of cosmological expansion in the presence of domains, and the influence of domains of the… 
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