Electromagnetic radiation from superconducting cosmic strings

Alexander Vilenkin, Tanmay Vachaspati

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The power of electromagnetic radiation from a current-carrying loop of superconducting string is much greater than that given by a naive estimate. Most of the radiation originates near the cusps where the string velocity reaches the speed of light, and is emitted in short and sharply directed pulses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1041-1044
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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