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Title: Knotty inflation and the dimensionality of spacetime
Author: Berera, Arjun
Buniy, Roman V.
Kephart, Thomas W.
Pas, Heinrich
Rosa, João G.
Keywords: Dimensionality of spacetime
Issue Date: 24-Sep-2017
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: We suggest a structure for the vacuum comprised of a network of tightly knotted/linked flux tubes formed in a QCD-like cosmological phase transition and show that such a network can drive cosmological inflation. As the network can be topologically stable only in three space dimensions, this scenario provides a dynamical explanation for the existence of exactly three large spatial dimensions in our Universe.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5253-3
ISSN: 1434-6052
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