Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-3-2008

Publication Title

Physical Review Letters

Abstract

We develop an analytical procedure to compute all relevant physical properties of scalar field oscillons in models with quartic polynomial potentials: energy, radius, frequency, core amplitude, and lifetime. We compare our predictions to numerical simulations of models with symmetric and asymmetric double-well potentials in three spatial dimensions, obtaining excellent agreement. We also explain why oscillons have not been seen to decay in two spatial dimensions.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.011602

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