Edited by Ray d'Inverno
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year: 1992
Online Publication Date:December 2009
Online ISBN:9780511524639
Hardback ISBN:9780521439763
Paperback ISBN:9780521017350
Chapter DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511524639.015
Subjects: Cosmology, Relativity and Gravitation, Astrophysics
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Abstract. We investigate the stability of charged boson stars in the framework of general relativity. The constituents of these stars are scalar bosons which interact not only via their charge and mass but also via a short–range Higgs potential U. Our stability analysis is based on catastrophe theory which is capable of providing more information than perturbation theory. In fact, it predicts novel oscillation and collapse regimes for a certain range of the particle number.
INTRODUCTION
In the early universe, spin-zero particles, such as the scalar Higgs particles, may have played an important rôle [1]. At that early time it is conceivable that clouds of particles created stars which are kept together by their own gravitational field, the so–called boson stars [2]. These stars could make up a considerable fraction of the hypothetical dark matter.
The boson star consists of many particles and may have a very large mass comparable or larger than that of a neutron star. The latter depends upon the form of a self–interaction between the bosons [3]. Generally speaking, the boson star is in many ways analogous to the neutron star [4,5]. Both stars consist of one matter component. Recently, Higgs particles interacting with gauge field have been studied [6]. If we attribute charge to the bosons, they will interact also via electromagnetic forces. Because of the repulsive nature of this interaction there exists a critical total charge of these scalar particles beyond which the star becomes unstable [6].
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PART A - THEORETICAL APPROACHES : Read PDF
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Numerical relativity on a transputer array : Read PDF
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Some aspects of the characteristic initial value problem in numerical relativity : Read PDF
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The characteristic initial value problem in general relativity : Read PDF
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Algebraic approach to the characteristic initial value problem in general relativity : Read PDF
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On hyperboloidal hypersurfaces : Read PDF
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The initial value problem on null cones : Read PDF
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Introduction to dual-null dynamics : Read PDF
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On colliding plane wave space-times : Read PDF
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Boundary conditions for the momentum constraint : Read PDF
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On the choice of matter model in general relativity : Read PDF
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A mathematical approach to numerical relativity : Read PDF
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Making sense of the effects of rotation in general relativity : Read PDF
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Stability of charged boson stars and catastrophe theory : Read PDF
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PART B - PRACTICAL APPROACHES : Read PDF
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Numerical asymptotics : Read PDF
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Instabilities in rapidly rotating polytropes : Read PDF
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Gravitational radiation from coalescing binary neutron stars : Read PDF
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“Critical” behaviour in massless scalar field collapse : Read PDF
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Godunov-type methods applied to general relativistic stellar collapse : Read PDF
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Astrophysical sources of gravitational waves and neutrinos : Read PDF
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Gravitational radiation from 3D gravitational stellar core collapse : Read PDF
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A vacuum fully relativistic 3D numerical code : Read PDF
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Solution of elliptic equations in numerical relativity using multiquadrics : Read PDF
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Self-gravitating thin discs around rotating black holes : Read PDF
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An ADI scheme for a black hole problem : Read PDF
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Time-symmetric ADI and causal reconnection : Read PDF
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The numerical study of topological defects : Read PDF
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Computations of bubble growth during the cosmological quark-hadron transition : Read PDF
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Initial data of axisymmetric gravitational waves with a cosmological constant : Read PDF
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