False Vacuum Black Holes and Universes
Abstract
We construct a black hole whose interior is the false vacuum and whose exterior is the true vacuum of a classical field theory. From the outside the metric is the usual Schwarzschild one, but from the inside the space is de Sitter with a cosmological constant determined by the energy of the false vacuum. The parameters of the field potential may allow for the false vacuum to exist for more than the present age of the universe. A potentially relevant effective field theory within the context of QCD results in a Schwarzschild radius of about 200 km.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 August 2000
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.grqc/0008006
 arXiv:
 arXiv:grqc/0008006
 Bibcode:
 2000gr.qc.....8006D
 Keywords:

 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 4 pages with 2 figures. revtex