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Title: A class of solitons in Maxwell-scalar and Einstein-Maxwell-scalar models
Author: Herdeiro, C. A. R.
Oliveira, J. M S.
Radu, E.
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2020
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: Recently, no-go theorems for the existence of solitonic solutions in Einstein-Maxwell-scalar (EMS) models have been established (Herdeiro and Oliveira in Class Quantum Gravity 36(10):105015, 2019). Here we discuss how these theorems can be circumvented by a specific class of non-minimal coupling functions between a real, canonical scalar field and the electromagnetic field. When the non-minimal coupling function diverges in a specific way near the location of a point charge, it regularises all physical quantities yielding an everywhere regular, localised lump of energy. Such solutions are possible even in flat spacetime Maxwell-scalar models, wherein the model is fully integrable in the spherical sector, and exact solutions can be obtained, yielding an explicit mechanism to de-singularise the Coulomb field. Considering their gravitational backreaction, the corresponding (numerical) EMS solitons provide a simple example of self-gravitating, localised energy lumps.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7583-9
ISSN: 1434-6044
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