Physical Review Letters
Department of Physics and Astronomy
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.
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
Gleiser, Marcelo and Sicilia, David, "Analytical Characterization of Oscillon Energy and Lifetime" (2008). Dartmouth Scholarship. 2008.