Cosmic strings as the source of small-scale microwave background anisotropy

  title={Cosmic strings as the source of small-scale microwave background anisotropy},
  author={Levon Pogosian and S. H. Tye and I. Wasserman and M. Wyman},
  journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
  • Levon Pogosian, S. H. Tye, +1 author M. Wyman
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • Cosmic string networks generate cosmological perturbations actively throughout the history of the universe. Thus, the string sourced anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background is not affected by Silk damping as much as the anisotropy seeded by inflation. The spectrum of perturbations generated by strings does not match the observed CMB spectrum on large angular scales (l < 1000) and is bounded to contribute no more than 10% of the total power on those scales. However, when this bound is… CONTINUE READING
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