Defect formation from higher-dimensional defect-antidefect annihilations

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Abstract

We show that when a topological defect with extended world volume annihilates with an antidefect, there arise topological defects with dimensions less than those of the original defects by one. Domain wall annihilations create vortices while monopole-string annihilations result in instantons. We find that twisted domain wall rings are vortices, whereas twisted monopole rings are instantons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101702
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume85
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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