Analytical solutions to backreaction on cosmic strings

Wachter, Jeremy.
2017

Abstract: We present analytical studies of gravitational and electromagnetic backreaction on cosmic strings. For oscillating loops of cosmic string, we present a general argument for how kinks must change; additionally, we apply this general argument to the geometrically simple case of the Garfinkle-Vachaspati loop. Our results suggest that the formation of cusps on loops is delayed, and so we sho... read more

Subjects
Tufts University. Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/012552
ID: tufts:22465
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