TY - JOUR
A2 - Majumder, Barun
AU - Moon, Taeyoon
AU - Oh, Phillial
PY - 2016
DA - 2016/07/27
TI - Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in 5D Conformally Invariant Gravity
SP - 5353267
VL - 2016
AB - We explore the possibility of the spontaneous symmetry breaking in 5D conformally invariant gravity, whose action consists of a scalar field nonminimally coupled to the curvature with its potential. Performing dimensional reduction via ADM decomposition, we find that the model allows an exact solution giving rise to the 4D Minkowski vacuum. Exploiting the conformal invariance with Gaussian warp factor, we show that it also admits a solution which implements the spontaneous breaking of conformal symmetry. We investigate its stability by performing the tensor perturbation and find the resulting system is described by the conformal quantum mechanics. Possible applications to the spontaneous symmetry breaking of time-translational symmetry along the dynamical fifth direction and the brane-world scenario are discussed.
SN - 1687-7357
UR - https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/5353267
DO - 10.1155/2016/5353267
JF - Advances in High Energy Physics
PB - Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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