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

Hindmarsh, Mark; Saffin, P.M.

Authors

Mark Hindmarsh

P.M. Saffin



Abstract

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.

Citation

Hindmarsh, M., & Saffin, P. (2006). Scaling in a SU(2)/Z_3 model of cosmic superstring networks. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2006(8), https://doi.org/10.1088/1126-6708/2006/08/066

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 1, 2006
Publication Date Aug 25, 2006
Deposit Date Apr 21, 2017
Publicly Available Date Apr 21, 2017
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Electronic ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2006
Issue 8
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/1126-6708/2006/08/066
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/42115
Publisher URL http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1126-6708/2006/08/066/meta
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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