Radiation from kinky, cuspless cosmic loops

David Garfinkle, Tanmay Vachaspati

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Abstract

We discuss a new class of trajectories of loops of cosmic string which are more generic than the ones considered thus far. The gravitational and Goldstone-boson radiation from such loops is calculated and is found to be of the same order of magnitude as radiation due to other loops. If the string is superconducting, the loop emits fanlike beams of electromagnetic radiation and the energy emission is strongly anisotropic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2229-2241
Number of pages13
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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