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Electroweak Baryogenesis via Scalar Baryon Number Transport

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Westphal, Eric Rodney (1998) Electroweak Baryogenesis via Scalar Baryon Number Transport. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:08022017-140445031

Abstract

The study of baryogenesis introduces a new datum in the study of physics beyond the Standard Model. Some physics relevant to baryogenesis is reviewed. Electroweak baryogenesis due to scalar particles (such as squarks) possessing baryon number is estimated and found to be considerable within a broad and plausible range of parameter values. Transport properties of squarks in the electroweak plasma are found to support this conclusion. If baryonic scalars are discovered in physics beyond the Standard Model, these results will be useful in determining whether they are consistent with cosmological observations.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Preskill, John P.
Group:Caltech Theory
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:16 March 1998
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:08022017-140445031
Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:08022017-140445031
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:10360
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:02 Aug 2017 21:23
Last Modified:02 Dec 2020 02:40

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