Equilibrium configurations from gravitational collapse
Joshi, Pankaj S
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CitationJoshi, Pankaj S, Daniele Malafarina, and Ramesh Narayan. 2011. “Equilibrium Configurations from Gravitational Collapse.” Classical and Quantum Gravity 28 (23) (November 17): 235018. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/28/23/235018.
AbstractWe develop here a new procedure within Einstein's theory of gravity to generate equilibrium configurations that result as the final state of gravitational collapse from regular initial conditions. As a simplification, we assume that the collapsing fluid is supported only by tangential pressure. We show that the equilibrium geometries generated by this method form a subset of static solutions to the Einstein equations, and that they can either be regular or develop a naked singularity at the center. When a singularity is present, there are key differences in the properties of stable circular orbits relative to those around a Schwarzschild black hole with the same mass. Therefore, if an accretion disk is present around such a naked singularity it could be observationally distinguished from a disk around a black hole.
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