Dimopoulos, Konstantinos (1998) Primordial magnetic fields from superconducting cosmic strings. Physical Review, 57 (8). pp. 4629-4641. ISSN 0556-2821Full text not available from this repository.
This paper explores the possibility of generation of a primordial magnetic field by a network of charged-current carrying cosmic strings. The field is created by vorticity, generated in the primordial plasma due to the strings’ motion and gravitational pull. In the case of superconducting strings formed at the breaking of grand unification, it is found that strong magnetic fields of high coherence can be generated in that way. Such fields could account for the observed galactic and intergalactic magnetic fields since they suffice to seed magnetic dynamos on galactic scales.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Dr Konstantinos Dimopoulos|
|Deposited On:||19 Jan 2009 13:42|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 16:08|
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