UNIGE document Preprint
previous document  unige:1027  next document
add to browser collection

Signatures of Topological Defects in the Microwave Sky An Introduction

Year 1998
Description 18 p.
Abstract An introduction to topological defects in cosmology is given. We discuss their possible relevance for structure formation. Especial emphasis is given on the signature of topological defects in the spectrum of anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background. We present simple analytic estimates for the CMB spectrum on large and intermediate scales and compare them with the corresponding approximations for models where initial perturbations are generated during an inflationary epoch.
Stable URL http://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:1027
Full text
Article (Preprint) - public document Free access
143 hits and 63 downloads since 2009-02-26
Export document
Format :
Citation style :