TY - JOUR

T1 - Cosmic strings in a product Abelian gauge field theory

AU - Yang, Yisong

N1 - Copyright:
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PY - 2014/8

Y1 - 2014/8

N2 - It is shown that multiply distributed cosmic strings arise in the product Abelian gauge field theory of Tong and Wong where vortices generated from an extra gauge sector are used to realize magnetic impurities. It is seen that, in view of the fully coupled Einstein and gauge-matter equations, the presence of such cosmic strings in the form of topological defects is essential for gravitation. Asymptotic behavior of the string solutions can be precisely described to allow the derivation of a necessary and sufficient condition for the gravitational metric to be geodesically complete and an explicit calculation of the deficit angle proportional to the string tension, both stated in terms of string numbers, energy levels of broken symmetries, and the universal gravitational constant.

AB - It is shown that multiply distributed cosmic strings arise in the product Abelian gauge field theory of Tong and Wong where vortices generated from an extra gauge sector are used to realize magnetic impurities. It is seen that, in view of the fully coupled Einstein and gauge-matter equations, the presence of such cosmic strings in the form of topological defects is essential for gravitation. Asymptotic behavior of the string solutions can be precisely described to allow the derivation of a necessary and sufficient condition for the gravitational metric to be geodesically complete and an explicit calculation of the deficit angle proportional to the string tension, both stated in terms of string numbers, energy levels of broken symmetries, and the universal gravitational constant.

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U2 - 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.05.013

DO - 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2014.05.013

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84904409918

VL - 885

SP - 25

EP - 33

JO - Nuclear Physics B

JF - Nuclear Physics B

SN - 0550-3213

ER -