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Title: Cosmic superstring gravitational lensing phenomena: Predictions for networks of (p,q) strings

Abstract

The unique, conical space-time created by cosmic strings brings about distinctive gravitational lensing phenomena. The variety of these distinctive phenomena is increased when the strings have nontrivial mutual interactions. In particular, when strings bind and create junctions, rather than intercommute, the resulting configurations can lead to novel gravitational lensing patterns. In this brief note, we use exact solutions to characterize these phenomena, the detection of which would be strong evidence for the existence of complex cosmic string networks of the kind predicted by string theory-motivated cosmic string models. We also correct some common errors in the lensing phenomenology of straight cosmic strings.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Laboratory for Elementary Particle Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20774502
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 72; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.72.123504; (c) 2005 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BASIC INTERACTIONS; COSMOLOGY; ERRORS; EXACT SOLUTIONS; GRAVITATIONAL LENSES; SPACE-TIME; SUPERSTRING MODELS

Citation Formats

Shlaer, Benjamin, Wyman, Mark, and Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853. Cosmic superstring gravitational lensing phenomena: Predictions for networks of (p,q) strings. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.123504.
Shlaer, Benjamin, Wyman, Mark, & Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853. Cosmic superstring gravitational lensing phenomena: Predictions for networks of (p,q) strings. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.123504.
Shlaer, Benjamin, Wyman, Mark, and Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853. Thu . "Cosmic superstring gravitational lensing phenomena: Predictions for networks of (p,q) strings". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.123504.
@article{osti_20774502,
title = {Cosmic superstring gravitational lensing phenomena: Predictions for networks of (p,q) strings},
author = {Shlaer, Benjamin and Wyman, Mark and Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853},
abstractNote = {The unique, conical space-time created by cosmic strings brings about distinctive gravitational lensing phenomena. The variety of these distinctive phenomena is increased when the strings have nontrivial mutual interactions. In particular, when strings bind and create junctions, rather than intercommute, the resulting configurations can lead to novel gravitational lensing patterns. In this brief note, we use exact solutions to characterize these phenomena, the detection of which would be strong evidence for the existence of complex cosmic string networks of the kind predicted by string theory-motivated cosmic string models. We also correct some common errors in the lensing phenomenology of straight cosmic strings.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.72.123504},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 12,
volume = 72,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}