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Herlt metrics and gravitational-electrostatic balance in general relativity

Carminati, J. and Cooperstock, F.I. (1992) Herlt metrics and gravitational-electrostatic balance in general relativity. General Relativity and Gravitation, 24 (8). pp. 881-895.

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The balance problem in general relativity is reviewed. The transformation connecting the Herlt equations for electrovacuum and the Weyl equations for axially symmetric vacuum is given. This yields a new exact solution for the superposition of two separated Reissner-Nordström sources with a balance condition which depends upon their separation distance. This result has potential implications for averting gravitational collapse. Details of the singularity structure are also presented.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Publisher: Plenum Publishing Corporation
Copyright: © 1992 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
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