Detecting gravitational waves from cosmological phase transitions with LISA: an update

Caprini, Chiara, Chala, Mikael, Dorsch, Glauber C, Hindmarsh, Mark, Huber, Stephan J, Konstandin, Thomas, Kozaczuk, Jonathan, Nardini, Germano, No, Jose Miguel, Rummukainen, Kari, Schwaller, Pedro, Servant, Geraldine, Tranberg, Anders and Weir, David J (2020) Detecting gravitational waves from cosmological phase transitions with LISA: an update. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2020 (3). pp. 1-58. ISSN 1475-7516

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Abstract

We investigate the potential for observing gravitational waves from cosmological phase transitions with LISA in light of recent theoretical and experimental developments. Our analysis is based on current state-of-the-art simulations of sound waves in the cosmic fluid after the phase transition completes. We discuss the various sources of gravitational radiation, the underlying parameters describing the phase transition and a variety of viable particle physics models in this context, clarifying common misconceptions that appear in the literature and identifying open questions requiring future study. We also present a web-based tool, PTPlot, that allows users to obtain up-to-date detection prospects for a given set of phase transition parameters at LISA.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
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Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 08:29
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2021 02:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/92932

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