Fireballs from superconducting cosmic strings

Andrei Gruzinov, Alexander Vilenkin

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number029
    JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
    Volume2017
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 16 2017

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    Keywords

    • Cosmic strings
    • Domain walls
    • Extragalactic magnetic fields
    • Monopoles
    • Ultra high energy photons and neutrinos

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 2017, No. 1, 029, 16.01.2017.

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    Gruzinov, Andrei ; Vilenkin, Alexander. / Fireballs from superconducting cosmic strings. In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. 2017 ; Vol. 2017, No. 1.
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