Scaling in a SU(2)/Z_3 model of cosmic superstring networks

Hindmarsh, Mark and Saffin, P.M. (2006) Scaling in a SU(2)/Z_3 model of cosmic superstring networks. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2006 (08). 066. ISSN 1029-8479

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Motivated by recent developments in superstring theory in the cosmological context, we examine a field theory which contains string networks with 3-way junctions. We perform numerical simulations of this model, identify the length scales of the network that forms, and provide evidence that the length scales tend towards a scaling regime, growing in proportion to time. We infer that the presence of junctions does not in itself cause a superstring network to dominate the energy density of the early Universe.

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Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Physics and Astronomy
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Depositing User: Saffin, Dr Paul
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 10:11
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