[1010.3942] Kinks, extra dimensions, and gravitational waves

Authors: Eimear O'Callaghan, Ruth Gregory

Date: 19 Oct 2010

Abstract: We investigate in detail the gravitational wave signal from kinks on cosmic (super)strings, including the kinematical effects from the internal extra dimensions. We find that the signal is suppressed, however, the effect is less significant that that for cusps. Combined with the greater incidence of kinks on (super)strings, it is likely that the kink signal offers the better chance for detection of cosmic (super)strings.

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Oct 20, 2010

1010.3942 (/preprints)
2010-10-20, 10:10 [edit]


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