5 years ago

Ultra-spinning exotic compact objects supporting static massless scalar field configurations.

Shahar Hod

Horizonless spacetimes describing highly compact exotic objects with reflecting (instead of absorbing) surfaces have recently attracted much attention from physicists and mathematicians as possible quantum-gravity alternatives to canonical classical black-hole spacetimes. Interestingly, it has recently been proved that spinning compact objects with angular momenta in the sub-critical regime ${\bar a}\equiv J/M^2\leq1$ are characterized by an infinite countable set of surface radii, $\{r_{\text{c}}({\bar a};n)\}^{n=\infty}_{n=1}$, that can support asymptotically flat static configurations made of massless scalar fields. In the present paper we study analytically the physical properties of ultra-spinning exotic compact objects with dimensionless angular momenta in the complementary regime ${\bar a}>1$. It is proved that ultra-spinning reflecting compact objects with dimensionless angular momenta in the super-critical regime $\sqrt{1-[{{m}/{(l+2)}}]^2}\leq|{\bar a}|^{-1}<1$ are characterized by a finite discrete family of surface radii, $\{r_{\text{c}}({\bar a};n)\}^{n=N_{\text{r}}}_{n=1}$, distributed symmetrically around $r=M$, that can support spatially regular static configurations of massless scalar fields (here the integers $\{l,m\}$ are the harmonic indices of the supported static scalar field modes). Interestingly, the largest supporting surface radius $r^{\text{max}}_{\text{c}}({\bar a})\equiv \text{max}_n\{r_{\text{c}}({\bar a};n)\}$ marks the onset of superradiant instabilities in the composed ultra-spinning-exotic-compact-object-massless-scalar-field system.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1708.09399

DOI: arXiv:1708.09399v2

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