The stochastic gravitational wave spectrum resulting from cosmic string evolution

Frank S. Accetta, Lawrence Krauss

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Abstract

We evaluate in quantitative detail the spectrum of the stochastic background of gravitational waves resulting from cosmic string scenarios for the formation of large-scale structure. Motivated by recent detailed numerical results our formalism is appropriate to a wide spectrum of possibilities for the exact form of the primordial cosmic string distribution function. In light of our results we are able to re-examine the current constraints on cosmic string scenarios arising from searches for such a string generated gravitational background. Both the millisecond pulsar, and nucleosynthesis bounds are strongly reduced compared to earlier estimates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-764
Number of pages18
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Volume319
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 19 1989
Externally publishedYes

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The stochastic gravitational wave spectrum resulting from cosmic string evolution. / Accetta, Frank S.; Krauss, Lawrence.

In: Nuclear Physics, Section B, Vol. 319, No. 3, 19.06.1989, p. 747-764.

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Accetta, Frank S. ; Krauss, Lawrence. / The stochastic gravitational wave spectrum resulting from cosmic string evolution. In: Nuclear Physics, Section B. 1989 ; Vol. 319, No. 3. pp. 747-764.
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