Universal scaling and echoing in the gravitational collapse of a complex scalar field.

@article{Hirschmann1995UniversalSA,
  title={Universal scaling and echoing in the gravitational collapse of a complex scalar field.},
  author={Hirschmann and Eardley},
  journal={Physical review. D, Particles and fields},
  year={1995},
  volume={51 8},
  pages={4198-4207}
}
This paper studies gravitational collapse of a complex scalar field at the threshold for black hole formation, assuming that the collapse is spherically symmetric and continuously self-similar. A new solution of the coupled Einstein-scalar field equations is derived, after a small amount of numerical work with ordinary differential equations. The universal scaling and echoing behavior discovered by Choptuik in spherically symmetrical gravitational collapse appear in a somewhat different form… CONTINUE READING

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