Scaling in a SU(2)/Z_3 model of cosmic superstring networks
Hindmarsh, Mark; Saffin, P.M.
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.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Aug 25, 2006|
|Journal||Journal of High Energy Physics|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 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), doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2006/08/066|
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