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Cosmic superstrings and primordial magnetogenesis.

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>15/08/2005
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review D
Issue number4
Volume72
Pages (from-to)043517
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Cosmic superstrings are produced at the end of brane inflation. Their properties are similar to cosmic strings arising in grand unified theories. Like cosmic strings they can give rise to a primordial magnetic field, as a result of vortical motions stirred in the ionized plasma by the gravitational pull of moving string segments. The resulting magnetic field is both strong enough and coherent enough to seed the galactic dynamo and explain the observed magnetic fields of the galaxies.