Dimopoulos, Konstantinos (1998) Generating primordial magnetic fields from superconducting cosmic strings. In: COSMO 97: 1st International Workshop on Particle Physics and the Early Universe. World Scientific, pp. 411-413.Full text not available from this repository.
We explore the 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 string magnetic fields of high coherence can be generated, which could account for the observed galactic and intergalactic magnetic fields.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Dr Konstantinos Dimopoulos|
|Deposited On:||19 Jan 2009 15:06|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2016 17:46|
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