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Turn up the volume: Listening to phase transitions in hot dark sectors

@inproceedings{Ertas2021TurnUT,
  title={Turn up the volume: Listening to phase transitions in hot dark sectors},
  author={Fatih Ertas and Felix Kahlhoefer and C. Tasillo},
  year={2021}
}
Stochastic gravitational wave (GW) backgrounds from first-order phase transitions are an exciting target for future GW observatories and may enable us to study dark sectors with very weak couplings to the Standard Model. In this work we show that such signals may be significantly enhanced for hot dark sectors with a temperature larger than the one of the SM thermal bath. The need to transfer the entropy from the dark sector to the SM after the phase transition can however lead to a substantial… Expand

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