TY - JOUR

T1 - Superconducting cosmic strings. II. Spacetime curvature

AU - Babul, Arif

AU - Piran, Tsvi

AU - Spergel, David N.

N1 - Funding Information:
We would like to thank J.R. Gott III, J. Gunn, I, Redmount and N. Turok for useful discussions. A.B. would like to thank J. Van Kronendonk (University of Toronto) for inspriring him to initiate this work. A.B. is supported by a NSERC (Canada) postgraduate fellowship. T.P. is supported by NSF PHY-8620266 and by the Israel Foundation for Basic Research. D.N.S. is supported by NSF PHY-8620266 and by NJ High Technology grant 88-240090-2.

PY - 1988/8/11

Y1 - 1988/8/11

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

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U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(88)91177-X

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(88)91177-X

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0042979159

VL - 209

SP - 477

EP - 484

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 4

ER -