Notes on superconducting cosmic strings

Mukunda Aryal, Alexander Vilenkin, Tanmay Vachaspati

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Several problems in string electrodynamics are discussed. Electric currents induced in strings oscillating in stationary electric and magnetic fields are calculated. In some cases the currents grow linearly with time. The rate of pair production in the electromagnetic field of strings is estimated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 30 1987
Externally publishedYes


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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