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    Equatorial circular motion in Kerr spacetime

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    We analyze the properties of circular orbits of test particles on the equatorial plane of a rotating central mass whose gravitational field is described by the Kerr spacetime. For rotating black holes and naked singularities we explore all the spatial regions where circular orbits can exist and analyze the behavior of the energy and the angular momentum of the corresponding test particles. In particular, we find all the radii at which a test particle can have zero angular momentum due to the repulsive gravity effects generated by naked singularities. We classify all the stability zones of circular orbits. It is shown that the geometric structure of the stability zones of black holes is completely different from that of naked singularities.Comment: 48 pages, 40 figures, 3 Tables. To be published PRD. This work follows the paper Phys. Rev. D Vol.83, No.2 with DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.83.024021 (arXiv:1012.5411v1 [astro-ph.HE]) and paper arXiv:1103.1807v3 to be published in PR

    Perfect fluid tori orbiting Kehagias-Sfetsos naked singularities

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    We construct perfect fluid tori in the field of the Kehagias-Sfetsos (K-S) naked singularity representing spherically symmetric vacuum solution of the modified Ho\v{r}ava quantum gravity that is characterized by a dimensionless parameter ωM2\omega M^2, combining the gravitational mass parameter MM of the spacetime with the Ho\v{r}ava parameter ω\omega reflecting the role of the quantum corrections. In dependence on the value of ωM2\omega M^2, the K-S naked singularities demonstrate a variety of qualitatively different behavior of their circular geodesics that is fully reflected in the properties of the toroidal structures. In all of the K-S naked singularity spacetimes the tori are located above an "antigravity" sphere where matter can stay in stable equilibrium position, that is relevant for the stability of the orbiting fluid toroidal accretion structures.Comment: 44 pages, 27 figures multi panel
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