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Charged Vacuum Condensate Near a Superconducting Cosmic String

J. R. S. Nascimento, Inyong Cho, Alexander Vilenkin
arXiv:hep-th/9902135

Submitted on 18 February 1999

Abstract

A charged superconductiong cosmic string produces an extremely large electric field in its vicinity. This leads to vacuum instability and to the formation of a charged vacuum condensate which screens the electric charge of the string. We analyze the structure of this condensate using the Thomas-Fermi method.

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Comment: 15 Pages, 4 Figures, Revtex

Subjects: High Energy Physics - Theory; Astrophysics; General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology; High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9902135