[1209.4024] Cosmological Backgrounds of Gravitational Waves and eLISA

Authors: Jean-Francois Dufaux

Date: 18 Sep 2012

Abstract: We review cosmological backgrounds of gravitational waves with a particular attention to the scientific potential of the eLISA/NGO mission. After an overview of cosmological backgrounds and detectors, we consider different cosmological sources that could lead to an observable signal. We then study the backgrounds produced by first-order phase transitions and networks of cosmic strings, assessing the prospects for their detection.

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Sep 19, 2012

1209.4024 (/preprints)
2012-09-19, 18:01 [edit]

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