The Phase Structure of the Early Universe in the Minimal Su(5) Grand Unified Theory*

Abstract

Using the most general, gauge invariant and renormalizable Higgs potential which avoids domain walls, we study the possible phases that can appear at high temperatures in the minimal SU(5) grand unified theory. We emphasize the important role of the fundamental representation of Higgs fields for the phase structure at temperatures of 1014 GeV. Submitted to Physics Letters B * Work supported by the Department of Energy, contract DE-AC0376SF00515.

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@inproceedings{Parke1981ThePS, title={The Phase Structure of the Early Universe in the Minimal Su(5) Grand Unified Theory*}, author={Stephen J. Parke and So-Young Pi}, year={1981} }