String production in the Abelian Higgs vacuum

Ayush Saurabh, Tanmay Vachaspati

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We numerically study string production by evolving classical Abelian Higgs gauge field wave packets. Initial conditions are constructed for the propagation of a single wave packet and for the collision of two wave packets. We identify regions of parameter space that lead to prompt production of strings from a single wave packet. The collision of two subcritical wave packets can also lead to the production of strings in certain regions of parameter space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number103509
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 15 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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