Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Constraints on cosmic strings using data from the first Advanced LIGO observing run

Abbott, Benjamin P.; Abbott, Robert; Abbott, Thomas D.; Altin, Paul; Chow, Jong; Forsyth, Perry; Mansell, Georgia; McClelland, David; McManus, David; McRae, Terry; Nguyen, Thanh; Rabeling, David; Scott, Susan M.; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Ward, Robert; Yap, Min Jet

Description

Cosmic strings are topological defects which can be formed in grand unified theory scale phase transitions in the early universe. They are also predicted to form in the context of string theory. The main mechanism for a network of Nambu-Goto cosmic strings to lose energy is through the production of loops and the subsequent emission of gravitational waves, thus offering an experimental signature for the existence of cosmic strings. Here we report on the analysis conducted to specifically search...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-05-08
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/205550
Source: Physical Review D
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.97.102002
Access Rights: Open Access

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Abbott_Constraints_on_cosmic_strings_2018.pdf12.85 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator