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}
}

Published 1995 in Physical review. D, Particles and fields

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