Massive fields tend to form highly oscillating self-similarly expanding shells

Fodor, Gyula and Rácz, István (2003) Massive fields tend to form highly oscillating self-similarly expanding shells. PHYSICAL REVIEW D PARTICLES AND FIELDS, 68. 044022. ISSN 0556-2821

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The time evolution of self-interacting spherically symmetric scalar fields in Minkowski spacetime is investigated based on the use of Green's theorem. It is shown that a massive Klein-Gordon field can be characterized by the formation of certain expanding shell structures where all the shells are built up by very high frequency oscillations. This oscillation is found to be modulated by the product of a simple time decaying factor of the form t(-3/2) and of an essentially self-similar expansion. Apart from this self-similar expansion the developed shell structure is preserved by the evolution. In particular, the energy transported by each shell appears to be time independent.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QB Astronomy, Astrophysics / csillagászat, asztrofizika
Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 12:14
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 12:14

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