Fields due to kinky, cuspless, cosmic loops

David Garfinkle, Tanmay Vachaspati

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Abstract

We study the gravitational field of a kinky, cuspless loop of cosmic string. The gravitational field does not have a repulsive component as in the case of loops with cusps and so the gravitational field produced by cuspless loops is spherically symmetric and Newtonian when we go far away from the loop. We also find the electromagnetic field due to kinks on a current-carrying superconducting cosmic loop and the Goldstone field produced by a loop of global string. For the case of the Goldstone field we also consider loops with cusps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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