Cosmological consequences of superconducting string networks.

Dimopoulos, Konstantinos and Davis, Anne-Christine (1999) Cosmological consequences of superconducting string networks. Physics Letters B, 446 (3-4). pp. 238-246. ISSN 0370-2693

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We consider the cosmological consequences of a network of superconducting cosmic strings. For strong enough current the period of friction domination never ends. Instead a plasma scaling solution is reached. We demonstrate that this gives rise to a very different cosmology than the usual horizon scaling solution. In particular the string network gives rise to a distinct imprint on the microwave sky, giving non-Gaussian features on much smaller angular scales. It also gives rise to a filament structure in string wakes. Because of the presence of the string magnetocylinder, the string magnetic field cannot create a primordial magnetic field. Similarly, it evades nucleosynthesis constraints. We also show that strings formed at the supersymmetry breaking scale can create the required baryon asymmetry of the universe.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physics Letters B
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 22975
Deposited By: Dr Konstantinos Dimopoulos
Deposited On: 19 Jan 2009 14:57
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2019 02:24

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