Quantum fluctuations and dynamical chaos


Journal Article

We discuss the intimate connection between the chaotic dynamics of a classical field theory and the instability of the one-loop effective action of the associated quantum field theory. Using massless scalar electrodynamics as an example, we show how the radiatively induced spontaneous symmetry breaking stabilizes the vacuum state against chaos. © 1997 American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Matinyan, SG; Müller, B

Published Date

  • March 31, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 78 / 13

Start / End Page

  • 2515 - 2518

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.78.2515

Citation Source

  • Scopus