Unnatural oscillon lifetimes in an expanding background

  title={Unnatural oscillon lifetimes in an expanding background},
  author={Noah Graham and Nikitas Stamatopoulos},
Abstract We consider a classical toy model of a massive scalar field in 1 + 1 dimensions with a constant exponential expansion rate of space. The nonlinear theory under consideration supports approximate oscillon solutions, but they eventually decay due to their coupling to the expanding background. Although all the parameters of the theory and the oscillon energies are of order one in units of the scalar field mass m , the oscillon lifetime is exponentially large in these natural units. For… CONTINUE READING