Citation

Pr. Brady et al., Radiative falloff in Schwarzschild-de Sitter spacetime - art. no. 064003, PHYS REV D, 6006(6), 1999, pp. 4003

Citations number

31

Language

INGLESE

art.tipo

Article

Categorie Soggetti

Physics

Journal title

PHYSICAL REVIEW D

ISSN journal

0556-2821
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Volume

6006

Issue

6

Year of publication

1999

Database

ISI

SICI code

0556-2821(19990915)6006:6<4003:RFISSS>2.0.ZU;2-5

Abstract

We consider the evolution of a scalar field propagating in Schwarzschild-de
Sitter spacetime. The field is non-minimally coupled to curvature through
a coupling constant xi. The spacetime has two distinct time scales, t(e) =
r(e)/c and t(c) = r(c)/c, where r(e) is the radius of the black-hole horizo
n, r(c) the radius of the cosmological horizon, and c the speed of light. W
hen r(c) much greater than r(e). the field's time evolution can be separate
d into three epochs. At times t much less than t(c), the field behaves as i
f it were in pure Schwarzschild spacetime; the structure of spacetime far f
rom the black hole has no influence on the evolution. In this early epoch,
the field's initial outburst is followed by quasi-normal oscillations, and
then by an inverse power-law decay. At times t less than or similar to t(c)
, the Fewer-law behavior gives way to a faster, exponential decay. In this
intermediate epoch, the conditions at radii r greater than or similar to r(
e), and r less than or similar to r(c), both play an important role. Finall
y, at times t much greater than t(c), the field behaves as if it were in pu
re de Sitter spacetime; the structure of spacetime near the black hole no l
onger influences the evolution in a significant way. In this late epoch, th
e field's behavior depends on the value of the curvature-coupling constant
xi. If xi is less than a critical value xi(c)= 3/16, the held decays expone
ntially, with a decay constant that increases with increasing xi. If xi > x
i(c), the field oscillates with a frequency Chat increases with increasing
xi the amplitude of the field still decays exponentially, but the decay con
stant is independent of xi. We establish these properties using a combinati
on of numerical and analytical methods. [S0556-2821(99)06416-4].