Critical Phenomena in Gravitational Collapse: The Studies So Far

@article{Wang2001CriticalPI,
  title={Critical Phenomena in Gravitational Collapse: The Studies So Far},
  author={Anzhong Wang},
  journal={Brazilian Journal of Physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={31},
  pages={188-197}
}
  • Anzhong Wang
  • Published 23 April 2001
  • Physics
  • Brazilian Journal of Physics
Studies of black hole formation from gravitational collapse have revealed interesting non-linear phenomena at the threshold of black hole formation. In particular, in 1993 Choptuik studied the collapse of a massless scalar field with spherical symmetry and found some behaviour, which is quite similar to the critical phenomena well-known in Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory. Universality and echoing of the critical solution and power-law scaling of the black hole masses have given… 

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