Numerical simulations of string networks in the Abelian-Higgs model

@article{Vincent1998NumericalSO,
  title={Numerical simulations of string networks in the Abelian-Higgs model},
  author={Graham Vincent and Nuno D. Antunes and Mark Hindmarsh},
  journal={Physical Review Letters},
  year={1998},
  volume={80},
  pages={2277-2280}
}
We present the results of a field theory simulation of networks of strings in the Abelian-Higgs model. From a random initial configuration the resulting vortex tangle approaches a self-similar regime in which the length density of lines of zeros of reduces as t-2. The network loses energy directly into scalar and gauge radiations supporting a recent claim that particle production, not gravitational radiation, is the dominant energy loss mechanism for cosmic strings. This means that cosmic… 

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