Topological inflation with multiple winding

Andrew A. de Laix, Mark Trodden, Tanmay Vachaspati

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations

Abstract

We analyze the core dynamics of critically coupled, superheavy gauge vortices in the (2+1)-dimensional Einstein-Abelian Higgs system. By numerically solving the Einstein and field equations for various values of the symmetry breaking scale, we identify the regime in which static solutions cease to exist and topological inflation begins. We explicitly include the topological winding of the vortices into the calculation and extract the dependence on the winding of the critical scale separating the static and inflating regimes. Extrapolation of our results suggests that topological inflation might occur within high winding strings formed at the grand unified scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7186-7191
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume57
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this