Vorticity, Kinetic Energy, and Suppressed Gravitational-Wave Production in Strong First-Order Phase Transitions.

@article{Cutting2020VorticityKE,
  title={Vorticity, Kinetic Energy, and Suppressed Gravitational-Wave Production in Strong First-Order Phase Transitions.},
  author={Daniel Cutting and M. Hindmarsh and D. J. Weir},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2020},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={
          021302
        }
}
  • Daniel Cutting, M. Hindmarsh, D. J. Weir
  • Published 2020
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • We have performed the first three-dimensional simulations of strong first-order thermal phase transitions in the early universe. For deflagrations, we find that the rotational component of the fluid velocity increases as the transition strength is increased. For detonations, however, the rotational velocity component remains constant and small. We also find that the efficiency with which kinetic energy is transferred to the fluid falls below theoretical expectations as we increase the… CONTINUE READING
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