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Smooth transitions from Schwarzschild vacuum to de Sitter space

By Steven Conboy and Kayll Lake

Abstract

We provide an infinity of spacetimes which contain part of both the Schwarzschild vacuum and de Sitter space. The transition, which occurs below the Schwarzschild event horizon, involves only boundary surfaces (no surface layers). An explicit example is given in which the weak and strong energy conditions are satisfied everywhere (except in the de Sitter section) and the dominant energy condition is violated only in the vicinity of the boundary to the Schwarzschild section. The singularity is avoided by way of a change in topology in accord with a theorem due to Borde..Comment: revtex4, two figures. Final form to appear in Phys. Rev.

Topics: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
Publisher: 'American Physical Society (APS)'
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevD.71.124017
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:gr-qc/0504036

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