[1201.0983] Cosmological Backgrounds of Gravitational Waves and eLISA/NGO: Phase Transitions, Cosmic Strings and Other Sources

Authors: Pierre Binétruy, Alejandro Bohé, Chiara Caprini, Jean-François Dufaux

Date: 4 Jan 2012

Abstract: We review the main cosmological backgrounds of gravitational waves accessible to detectors in space sensitive to the range $10ˆ{-4}$ to $10ˆ{-1}$ Hz, with a special emphasis on those backgrounds due to phase transitions or networks of cosmic strings. We apply this to identify the scientific potential of the NGO/eLISA mission of ESA, regarding the detectability of such cosmological backgrounds.

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1201.0983 (/preprints)
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