Publication details for Ruth GregoryO'Callaghan, E. & Gregory, R. (2011). Kinks, extra dimensions and gravitational waves. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2011(03): 004.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 1475-7516 (electronic)
- DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2011/03/004
- Further publication details on publisher web site
Author(s) from Durham
We investigate in detail the gravitational wave signal from kinks on cosmic (super)strings, including the kinematical effects from the internal extra dimensions. We find that the signal is suppressed, however, the effect is less significant that that for cusps. Combined with the greater incidence of kinks on (super)strings, it is likely that the kink signal offers the better chance for detection of cosmic (super)strings.