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A new rolling tachyon solution of cubic string field theory

Forini, V. ORCID: 0000-0001-9726-1423, Grignani, G. & Nardelli, G. (2005). A new rolling tachyon solution of cubic string field theory. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2005, 79. doi: 10.1088/1126-6708/2005/03/079


We present a new analytic time dependent solution of cubic string field theory at the lowest order in the level truncation scheme. The tachyon profile we have found is a bounce in time, a C ∞ function which represents an almost exact solution, with an extremely good degree of accuracy, of the classical equations of motion of the truncated string field theory. Such a finite energy solution describes a tachyon which at x 0 = -∞ is at the maximum of the potential, at later times rolls toward the stable minimum and then up to the other side of the potential toward the inversion point and then back to the unstable maximum for x 0 → +∞. The energy-momentum tensor associated with this rolling tachyon solution can be explicitly computed. The energy density is constant, the pressure is an even function of time which can change sign while the tachyon rolls toward the minimum of its potential. A new form of tachyon matter is realized which might be relevant for cosmological applications. © SISSA 2005.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Tachyon Condensation, String Field Theory
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Mathematics
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Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution International Public License 4.0.

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