# Radially stabilized inflating cosmic strings

@article{Niedermann2015RadiallySI, title={Radially stabilized inflating cosmic strings}, author={F. Niedermann and R. Schneider}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2015}, volume={91}, pages={064010} }

In General Relativity, cosmic strings are well known to produce a static, locally flat spacetime with a wedge removed. If the tension exceeds a critical value, the deficit angle becomes larger than $ 2\pi $, leading to a compact exterior that ends in a conical singularity. In this work, we investigate dynamical solutions for cosmic strings with super-critical tensions. To this end, we model the string as a cylindrical shell of finite and stabilized transverse width and show that there is a… CONTINUE READING

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