Gravitational clumping and the annihilation of monopoles

T. Goldman, Edward W. Kolb, William D Toussaint

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Abstract

It is shown that within the standard model of the early universe no consistent scenario can be constructed for sufficient annihilation of monopole-antimonopole pairs due to gravitational clumping. This result implies that the resolution of the problem of too many primordial monopoles must be a mechanism to suppress their initial creation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)867-875
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Gravitational clumping and the annihilation of monopoles. / Goldman, T.; Kolb, Edward W.; Toussaint, William D.

In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol. 23, No. 4, 1981, p. 867-875.

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