I. Yu. Rybak
We studied the formation of Y junctions for transonic elastic strings. In particular, using the general solution for these strings, which is described by left- and right-moving modes, we obtained the dynamics of kinks and Y junctions. Considering the linearized ansatz for straight strings, we constructed the parameter region space for which the formation of Y junctions due to strings collisions is allowed.
Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics; High Energy Physics - Theory
Physical Review D
Volume 102, Issue 8