HEAD 2000, November 2000
Session 6. Cosmic Rays/Gravitational Waves
Display, Monday, November 6, 2000, 8:00am-6:00pm, Bora Bora Ballroom

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[6.06] Bursts of Gravitational Radiation from Superconducting Cosmic Strings

H. J. Mosquera Cuesta (Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics), D. Morejón (Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro)

Berezinsky, Hnatyk and Vilenkin showed that superconducting cosmic strings could be central engines for cosmological gamma-ray bursts and ultra-high energy cosmic rays. If such a mechanism proves efficient, a (LIGO, VIRGO, LISA, TIGAS) detectable cusp-triggered gravitational wave burst should be released simultaneously with the \gamma-rays surge. Since photo-meson interaction triggers \nu-flashes from \gamma-bursts, its cosmological time-delay respect to both radiations may prove useful to put unprecedent tight bounds on the neutrino mass spectrum, whenever a detection in coincidence could be pursued. It may consistently prove or rule out the quoted model as the hidden mechanism, since a bursts matched evolution (time variability of spectra and duration) is expected.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: herman@ictp.trieste.it

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