# Cosmic Electroweak Strings

@inproceedings{MGoodband1995CosmicES, title={Cosmic Electroweak Strings}, author={M.Goodband and M.Hindmarsh}, year={1995} }

We examine the Standard Model field configurations near cosmic strings in a particular class of models. This class is defined by the condition that the generator of the flux in the string, $T_s$, commutes with the Standard Model Lie algebra. We find that if the Standard Model Higgs carries a charge $F_h /2$ under $T_s$, cosmic string solutions have Z-flux $\Phi_Z =[n-F_h N/F_{\phi}]4\pi \cos \theta_w /g$, where $n$ is any integer and $4\pi N/qF_{\phi}$ is the flux of the gauge field associated… CONTINUE READING

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