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Higgs field tachyonic?

  1. May 5, 2013 #1
    the wiki article on the higgs mechanism says "at a critical temprature the higgs field becomes tachyonic". Does it? If so what temprature? And how can a field be taychonic? Thanks in advance.
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  3. May 5, 2013 #2


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    Initially, when the Higgs field is in the false vacuum, the mass squared term is negative, typical of a tachyon.

    See also "tachyon condensation" in Wikipedia.
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