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Title: Deconstructing scaling virial identities in general relativity: spherical symmetry and beyond
Author: Herdeiro, Carlos A. R.
Oliveira, João M. S.
Pombo, Alexandre M.
Radu, Eugen
Issue Date: 15-Jul-2022
Publisher: American Physical Society
Abstract: Derrick-type virial identities, obtained via dilatation (scaling) arguments, have a variety of applications in field theories. We deconstruct such virial identities in relativistic gravity showing how they can be recast as self-evident integrals of appropriate combinations of the equations of motion. In spherical symmetry, the appropriate combination and gauge choice guarantee the geometric part can be integrated out to yield a master form of the virial identity as a non-trivial energy-momentum balance condition, valid for both asymptotically flat black holes and self-gravitating solitons, for any matter model. Specifying the matter model we recover previous results obtained via the scaling procedure. We then discuss the more general case of stationary, axi-symmetric, asymptotically flat black hole or solitonic solutions in General Relativity, for which a master form for their virial identity is proposed, in a specific gauge but regardless of the matter content. In the flat spacetime limit, the master virial identity for both the spherical and axial cases reduces to a balance condition for the principal pressures, discussed by Deser.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.106.024054
ISSN: 0556-2821
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