Two interacting scalars system in curved spacetime — vacuum stability from the curved spacetime Effective Field Theory (cEFT) perspective


In this article we investigated the influence of the gravity mediated higher dimensional operators on the issue of vacuum stability in a model containing two interacting scalar fields. As a framework we used the curved spacetime Effective Field Theory (cEFT) applied to the aforementioned system in which one of the scalars is heavy. After integrating out the heavy scalar we used the standard Euclidean approach to the obtained cEFT. Apart from analyzing the influence of standard operators like the non-minimal coupling to gravity and the dimension six contribution to the scalar field potential, we also investigated the rarely discussed dimension six contribution to the kinetic term and the new gravity mediated contribution to the scalar quartic self-interaction.

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Lalak, Z., Nakonieczna, A. & Nakonieczny, Ł. Two interacting scalars system in curved spacetime — vacuum stability from the curved spacetime Effective Field Theory (cEFT) perspective. J. High Energ. Phys. 2020, 132 (2020).

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