X-type and Y-type junction stability in domain wall networks

Richard A. Battye, Jonathan A. Pearson, Adam Moss

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    We develop an analytic formalism that allows one to quantify the stability properties of X-type and Y-type junctions in domain wall networks in two dimensions. A similar approach might be applicable to more general defect systems involving junctions that appear in a range of physical situations, for example, in the context of F- and D-type strings in string theory. We apply this formalism to a particular field theory, Carter's pentavac model, where the strength of the symmetry breaking is governed by the parameter ||
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number125032
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2011


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