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First-order phase transition and fate of false vacuum remnants

  title={First-order phase transition and fate of false vacuum remnants},
  author={Kiyoharu Kawana and Philip Lu and Ke-Pan Xie},
False vacuum remnants in first-order phase transitions in the early Universe can form compact objects which may constitute dark matter. Such remnants form because particles develop large mass gaps between the two phases and become trapped in the old phase. We focus on remnants generated in a class of models with trapped dark sector particles, trace their development, and determine their ultimate fate. Depending on model and phase transition parameters, the evolutionary endpoint of these… 

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