Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
High temperature effects on compact-like structures
Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa, PB, 58051-900, Brazil
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Accepted: 18 July 2016
Published online: 27 July 2016
In this work we investigate the transition from kinks to compactons at high temperatures. We deal with a family of models, described by a real scalar field with standard kinematics, controlled by a single parameter, real and positive. The family of models supports kink-like solutions, and the solutions tend to become compact when the parameter increases to larger and larger values. We study the one-loop corrections at finite temperature, to see how the thermal effects add to the effective potential. The results suggest that the symmetry is restored at very high temperatures.
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