Gravitational effects of cosmic strings

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We find the metric of a special class of string trajectories, namely, travelling waves on a string, in the weak field approximation. One outcome of this solution is that such string trajectories exert a 1 r force on surrounding particles. We also find the temperature discontinuity across arbitrary cosmic strings. Our result generalizes the result of Kaiser and Stebbins and includes Lorentz and angular factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-604
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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