Semi-scaling cosmic strings

Vitaly Vanchurin

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We develop a model of string dynamics with back-reaction from both scaling and non-scaling loops taken into account. The evolution of a string network is described by the distribution functions of coherence segments and kinks. We derive two non-linear equations which govern the evolution of the two distributions and solve them analytically in the limit of late times. We also show that the correlation function is an exponential, and solve the dynamics for the corresponding spectrum of scaling loops.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number34
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2010


  • Cosmic strings
  • Domain walls
  • Monopoles
  • String theory and cosmology


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