Shape dependence of Vainshtein screening

  title={Shape dependence of Vainshtein screening},
  author={Jolyon K. Bloomfield and Clare Burrage and A. C. Davis},
  journal={Physical Review D},
Scalar field theories that possess a Vainshtein mechanism are able to dynamically suppress the associated fifth forces in the presence of massive sources through derivative nonlinearities. The resulting equations of motion for the scalar are highly nonlinear, and therefore very few analytic solutions are known. Here, we present a brief investigation of the structure of Vainshtein screening in symmetrical configurations, focusing in particular on the spherical, cylindrical and planar solutions… 

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