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Published September 7, 1992 | Published
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Are textures natural?


We make the simple observation that, because of global-symmetry-violating higher-dimension operators, as for instance might be expected to be induced by Planck-scale physics, textures are generically much too short lived to be of use for large-scale structure formation.

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© 1992 The American Physical Society Received 28 January 1992 We gratefully thank Jacques Distler and Sandip Trivedi for discussions, Michael Turner and David Spergel for useful comments and John Preskill for encouraging us to report our results. M.K. gratefully acknowledges the hospitality of the Institute for Advanced Study. This research was supported by an SSC Fellowship from the Texas National Research Laboratory Commisssion (M.K.) and by NSF Grant No. NSF-PHY-90-21984 (J.M.-R.).

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