# Schwarzschild black holes as unipolar inductors: expected electromagnetic power of a merger

@article{Lyutikov2011SchwarzschildBH, title={Schwarzschild black holes as unipolar inductors: expected electromagnetic power of a merger}, author={Maxim Lyutikov}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2011}, volume={83}, pages={064001} }

The motion of a Schwarzschild black hole with velocity v{sub 0}={beta}{sub 0}c through a constant magnetic field B{sub 0} in vacuum induces a component of the electric field along the magnetic field, generating a nonzero second Poincare electromagnetic invariant {sup *}F{center_dot}F{ne}0. This will produce (e.g., via radiative effects and vacuum breakdown) an electric charge density of the order of {rho}{sub ind}=B{sub 0{beta}0}/(2{pi}eR{sub G}), where R{sub G}=2GM/c{sup 2} is the…

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