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Cosmological production of superheavy magnetic monopoles

Preskill, John P. (1979) Cosmological production of superheavy magnetic monopoles. Physical Review Letters, 43 (19). pp. 1365-1368. ISSN 0031-9007.

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Grand unified models of elementary particle interactions contain stable superheavy magnetic monopoles. The density of such monopoles in the early universe is estimated to be unacceptably large. Cosmological monopole production may be suppressed if the phase transition at the grand unification mass scale is strongly first order.

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Additional Information:©1979 The American Physical Society. Received 21 June 1979. I am grateful to M. Peskin and B. Halperin for many helpful comments and suggestions. I have also benefited from conversations with P. Ginsparg, A. Guth, E. Purcell, H. Tye, S. Weinberg, and E. Witten. This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY77-22864.
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