Formation of Topological Defects in the Inflationary Universe

  • Jun’ichi Yokoyama
  • Michiyasu Nagasawa
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 169)


It is argued that topological defects of typical grand unification scales are produced by the curvature-induced phase transition more likely than by the Kibble mechanism. Properties of the new phase transition mechanism is clarified and its cosmological consequences are discussed.


Domain Wall Cosmic String Topological Defect Grand Unify Theory Magnetic Monopole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun’ichi Yokoyama
    • 1
  • Michiyasu Nagasawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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