Université de GenèveDépartement de Physique ThéoriqueCAP Genève

Standard Model Baryon Number Violation Seeded by Black Holes

16. February 2021
Cite as: 
V. De Luca, G. Franciolini, A. Kehagias, A. Riotto (2021) [arXiv:2102.07408].
We show that black holes with a Schwarzschild radius of the order of the electroweak scale may act as seeds for the baryon number violation within the Standard model via sphaleron transitions. The corresponding rate is faster than the one in the pure vacuum and baryon number violation around black holes can take place during the evolution of the universe after the electroweak phase transition. We show however that this does not pose any threat for a pre-existing baryon asymmetry in the universe.


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