volume 42, issue 6, P1908-1914 1990
DOI: 10.1103/physrevd.42.1908
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Abstract: We exami~~e the angular momentum, gravitational radiation, number of kinks, and electromagnetic self-interaction for cosmic-string loops produced in a numerical simulation of loop fragmentation. The final distributions of both the string angular momenta and the power radiated in gravitational radiation appear to be independent of the initial conditions. The median specific angular momentum is , J / p l * =0.01. For gravitational radiation, y = ( d~ /dr )/G,u' is strongly peaked in the reglon y =40-60, with a …

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