Gravitational clumping and the annihilation of monopoles

T. Goldman, Edward W. Kolb, Doug Toussaint

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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
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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