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ISRN High Energy Physics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 505708, 11 pages
Research Article

Domain Wall Splitting in Extra Dimension

Department of Nuclear Physics, Faculty of Basic Science, University of Mazandaran, P.O. Box 47415-416, Babolsar, Iran

Received 1 August 2012; Accepted 13 September 2012

Academic Editors: G. A. Alves and M. Masip

Copyright © 2012 A. Tofighi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We study the splitting of domain walls in 5-dimensional flat Minkowski spacetime. To construct a domain wall structure we utilize a potential of the form and for simplicity we assume the scalar field to be real. We also assume the coefficient a to be temperature-dependent. We find exact analytical expressions for the energy density of the domain wall and from this expression we find close analytical form for the separation of the divided domain walls. We find that near critical temperature the domain walls split. At the critical temperature, the domain walls rejoin. In the region above this critical temperature, the kink solution is nontopological. We find that the phenomena of splitting of domain walls occurs in this region as well. This effect is especially manifest near the inflection point of the potential.