Force-free electrodynamics around extreme Kerr black holes

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Force-free electrodynamics around extreme Kerr black holes

Citable link to this page


Title: Force-free electrodynamics around extreme Kerr black holes
Author: Lupsasca, Alexandru Victor; Rodriguez, Maria; Strominger, Andrew E.

Note: Order does not necessarily reflect citation order of authors.

Citation: Lupsasca, Alexandru, Maria J. Rodriguez, and Andrew Strominger. 2014. “Force-Free Electrodynamics Around Extreme Kerr Black Holes.” J. High Energ. Phys. 2014 (12) (December). doi:10.1007/jhep12(2014)185.
Full Text & Related Files:
Abstract: Plasma-filled magnetospheres can extract energy from a spinning black hole and provide the power source for a variety of observed astrophysical phenomena. These magnetospheres are described by the highly nonlinear equations of force-free electrodynamics, or FFE. Typically these equations can only be solved numerically. In this paper we consider the FFE equations very near the horizon of a maximally spinning black hole, where the energy extraction takes place. Thanks to an enhanced conformal symmetry which appears in this near-horizon region, we are able to analytically obtain several infinite families of exact solutions of the full nonlinear equations.
Published Version: doi:10.1007/jhep12(2014)185
Other Sources:
Terms of Use: This article is made available under the terms and conditions applicable to Open Access Policy Articles, as set forth at
Citable link to this page:
Downloads of this work:

Show full Dublin Core record

This item appears in the following Collection(s)


Search DASH

Advanced Search