Cosmic string networks

Mukunda Aryal, Allen E. Everett, Alexander Vilenkin, Tanmay Vachaspati

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Abstract

Statistical properties of Z2 and Z3 strings produced at a phase transition in the early Universe are studied using a Monte Carlo simulation. The results for Z2 strings are in agreement with the results obtained by Kibble using a different method. For Z3 strings it is shown that the system is dominated by one infinite network of Brownian strings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-439
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Aryal, M., Everett, A. E., Vilenkin, A., & Vachaspati, T. (1986). Cosmic string networks. Physical Review D, 34(2), 434-439. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.34.434