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ID: 206100.0, MPI für Gravitationsphysik / Astrophysical Relativity
Gravitational collapse of gravitational waves in 3D numerical relativity.
Authors:Alcubierre, Miguel; Allen, Gabrielle; Brügmann, Bernd; Lanfermann, Gerd; Seidel, Edward; Suen, Wai-Mo; Tobias, Malcolm
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2000-02-15
Title of Journal:Physical Review D
Volume:61
Issue / Number:4
Sequence Number of Article:041501
Copyright:Jahrbuch 2001, Copyright MPG 2001
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:We demonstrate that evolutions of three-dimensional, strongly non-linear gravitational waves can be followed in numerical relativity, hence allowing many interesting studies of both fundamental and observational consequences. We study the evolution of time-symmetric, axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric Brill waves, including waves so strong that they collapse to form black holes under their own self-gravity. An estimate for the critical amplitude for black hole formation in a particular interpolating family of initial data is obtained. The gravitational waves emitted in the black hole formation process are compared to those emitted in the head-on collision of two Misner black holes.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Bernhard F. Schutz
Affiliations:MPI für Gravitationsphysik/Astrophysical Relativity
Identifiers:URL:http://xxx.lanl.gov/archive/gr-qc/
LOCALID:27877
ISSN:0556-2821
DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.61.041501
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