'Mass without mass' from thin shells in GaussBonnet gravity
Abstract
Five tensor equations are obtained for a thin shell in GaussBonnet gravity. There is the wellknown junction condition for the singular part of the stress tensor intrinsic to the shell, which we also prove to be well defined. There are also equations relating the geometry of the shell (jump and average of the extrinsic curvature as well as the intrinsic curvature) to the nonsingular components of the bulk stress tensor on the sides of the thin shell. The equations are applied to spherically symmetric thin shells in the vacuum. The shells are part of the vacuum; they carry no energy tensor. We classify these solutions of 'thin shells of nothingness' in the pure GaussBonnet theory. There are three types of solutions, with one, zero, or two asymptotic regions, respectively. The third kind of solutions are wormholes. Although vacuum solutions, they have the appearance of mass in the asymptotic regions. It is striking that in this theory, exotic matter is not needed in order for wormholes to existthey can exist even with no matter.
 Authors:
 Department of Physics, Kings College London (United Kingdom)
 Centro de Estudios Cientificos (CECS), Casilla 1469 Valdivia (Chile)
 Publication Date:
 OSTI Identifier:
 21020394
 Resource Type:
 Journal Article
 Resource Relation:
 Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.084025; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COSMOLOGY; GEOMETRY; GRAVITATION; MASS; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; STRESSES; TENSORS
Citation Formats
Gravanis, Elias, and Willison, Steven. 'Mass without mass' from thin shells in GaussBonnet gravity. United States: N. p., 2007.
Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.084025.
Gravanis, Elias, & Willison, Steven. 'Mass without mass' from thin shells in GaussBonnet gravity. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.084025.
Gravanis, Elias, and Willison, Steven. Sun .
"'Mass without mass' from thin shells in GaussBonnet gravity". United States.
doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.084025.
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abstractNote = {Five tensor equations are obtained for a thin shell in GaussBonnet gravity. There is the wellknown junction condition for the singular part of the stress tensor intrinsic to the shell, which we also prove to be well defined. There are also equations relating the geometry of the shell (jump and average of the extrinsic curvature as well as the intrinsic curvature) to the nonsingular components of the bulk stress tensor on the sides of the thin shell. The equations are applied to spherically symmetric thin shells in the vacuum. The shells are part of the vacuum; they carry no energy tensor. We classify these solutions of 'thin shells of nothingness' in the pure GaussBonnet theory. There are three types of solutions, with one, zero, or two asymptotic regions, respectively. The third kind of solutions are wormholes. Although vacuum solutions, they have the appearance of mass in the asymptotic regions. It is striking that in this theory, exotic matter is not needed in order for wormholes to existthey can exist even with no matter.},
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