Finite T Electroweak Phase Transition on the Lattice

Research paper by K. Rummukainen

Indexed on: 14 Aug '96Published on: 14 Aug '96Published in: High Energy Physics - Lattice


This talk reviews recent lattice results on the high $T$ electroweak phase transition. A remarkably accurate picture emerges: a) the transition is of first order for $m_H \lsim 80$GeV and vanishes for larger $m_H$; b) transition temperature, latent heat and interface tension are known, as well as c) the properties of the broken and symmetric phases. New developments in the sphaleron rate calculations are discussed.