### Abstract

We solve the Einstein-Maxwell and scalar field equations for an infinitely long bosonic superconducting cosmic string and explore the associated geometry of space-time. The metric describing the space-time is valid for both fermionic and bosonic superconducting cosmic strings. Due to general relativistic corrections, the magnetic field energy per unit length associated with the string does not diverge. A non-uniform charged Higgs field contribution to the stress-energy tensor endows the string with an effective mass that enables to attract gravitationally and alters its lensing properties.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 477-484 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | Physics Letters B |

Volume | 209 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Aug 11 1988 |

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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## Cite this

Babul, A., Piran, T., & Spergel, D. N. (1988). Superconducting cosmic strings. II. Spacetime curvature.

*Physics Letters B*,*209*(4), 477-484. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(88)91177-X