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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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 25, 2006
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Electronic ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher Humana Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2006
Issue 8
Institution 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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1088/1126-6708/2006/08/066
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.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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