Thermalized fireballs should be created by cusp events on superconducting cosmic strings. This simple notion allows to reliably estimate particle emission from the cusps in a given background magnetic field. With plausible assumptions about intergalactic magnetic fields, the cusp events can produce observable fluxes of high-energy photons and neutrinos with unique signatures.
- Cosmic strings
- Domain walls
- Extragalactic magnetic fields
- Ultra high energy photons and neutrinos
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics