TY - JOUR

T1 - Anisotropies in the gravitational-wave stochastic background

AU - Ölmez, S.

AU - Mandic, V.

AU - Siemens, X.

PY - 2012/7

Y1 - 2012/7

N2 - We consider anisotropies in the stochastic background of gravitational-waves (SBGW) arising from random fluctuations in the number of gravitational-wave sources. We first develop the general formalism which can be applied to different cosmological or astrophysical scenarios. We then apply this formalism to calculate the anisotropies of SBGW associated with the fluctuations in the number of cosmic string loops, considering both cosmic string cusps and kinks. We calculate the anisotropies as a function of angle and frequency.

AB - We consider anisotropies in the stochastic background of gravitational-waves (SBGW) arising from random fluctuations in the number of gravitational-wave sources. We first develop the general formalism which can be applied to different cosmological or astrophysical scenarios. We then apply this formalism to calculate the anisotropies of SBGW associated with the fluctuations in the number of cosmic string loops, considering both cosmic string cusps and kinks. We calculate the anisotropies as a function of angle and frequency.

KW - gravitational wave detectors

KW - gravitational waves / experiments

KW - gravitational waves / sources

KW - gravitational waves / theory

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U2 - 10.1088/1475-7516/2012/07/009

DO - 10.1088/1475-7516/2012/07/009

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84864470586

SN - 1475-7516

VL - 2012

JO - Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

JF - Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

IS - 7

M1 - 009

ER -