Topological incarnations of electroweak defects

Thomas W. Kephart, Tanmay Vachaspati

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A realistic extension of the electroweak model is proposed in which electroweak magnetic monopoles and Z-strings appear as topological defects. The ensuing cosmology is discussed and it is pointed out that electroweak strings and, more generally, light superconducting strings may yield a significant flux of antiprotons in our galaxy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-486
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 21 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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