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Electroweak Baryogenesis via Scalar Baryon Number Transport


Westphal, Eric Rodney (1998) Electroweak Baryogenesis via Scalar Baryon Number Transport. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


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:Restricted to Caltech community only
Research Advisor(s):
  • Preskill, John P.
Group:Caltech Theory
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:16 March 1998
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:08022017-140445031
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ID Code:10360
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:02 Aug 2017 21:23
Last Modified:09 Aug 2017 20:49

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