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Collisions of cosmic strings with chiral currents

Rybak, I.?Yu.; Avgoustidis, A.; Martins, C.?J.?A.?P.

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I.?Yu. Rybak

C.?J.?A.?P. Martins


We present an analytic study of cosmic superconducting chiral string collisions in Minkowski space, applying the kinematic constraints that arise from the relevant generalization of the Nambu-Goto action. In particular, we revisit the solution for chiral superconducting cosmic strings and demonstrate that Y junction production for such strings is possible. We consider the collision of chiral current-carrying straight strings and obtain the region in “angle-velocity” space that allows the production of string junctions. This study contributes to the understanding of the complex evolution of chiral superconducting string networks.


Rybak, I., Avgoustidis, A., & Martins, C. (2018). Collisions of cosmic strings with chiral currents. Physical Review D, 98(6), Article 15.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 31, 2018
Online Publication Date Sep 17, 2018
Publication Date Sep 17, 2018
Deposit Date Oct 30, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 30, 2018
Journal Physical Review D
Print ISSN 2470-0010
Electronic ISSN 2470-0029
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 98
Issue 6
Article Number 15
Keywords Physics and astronomy
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