Non-spherical sources of static gravitational fields: Investigating the boundaries of the no-hair theorem

L. Herrera, G. Magli, D. Malafarina

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Abstract

A new, globally regular model describing a static, non spherical gravitating object in General Relativity is presented. The model is composed by a vacuum Weyl-Levi-Civita special field - the so called gamma metric - generated by a regular static distribution of mass-energy. Standard requirements of physical reasonableness such as, energy, matching and regularity conditions are satisfied. The model is used as a toy in investigating various issues related to the directional behavior of naked singularities in static spacetimes and the black hole (Schwarzschild) limit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1371-1383
Number of pages13
JournalGeneral Relativity and Gravitation
Volume37
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

Keywords

  • No-hair theorem
  • Static gravitational field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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