Cosmic-string traveling waves

David Garfinkle, Tanmay Vachaspati

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We find the metric, scalar, and gauge fields for a traveling wave on a strongly gravitating cosmic string. This solutiom is found by applying a transformation to the corresponding solution for a long straight static string. Limiting cases of the solution are examined and found to agree with previous results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1960-1963
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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