Non-Abelian string conductivity

Kibble, T.W.B., Lozano, G. and Yates, A.J. (1997) Non-Abelian string conductivity. Physical Review D, 56(2), pp. 1204-1214. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.56.1204)

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We examine current-carrying configurations of cosmic strings in non-Abelian gauge theories. We study the solutions numerically and point out that the currents will be at best dynamically stable and not subject to any topological quantization or conservation, as in conventional models of string superconduction. We suggest that non-Abelian string loops may be unable to support persistent currents in the absence of external fields. This will have relevance to vorton stability.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Yates, Professor Andrew
Authors: Kibble, T.W.B., Lozano, G., and Yates, A.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1550-2368

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