Charge and the topology of spacetime
UNSPECIFIED (1999) Charge and the topology of spacetime. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 16 (11). pp. 3567-3577. ISSN 0264-9381Full text not available from this repository.
A new class of electrically charged wormholes is described in which the outer 2-sphere is not spanned by a compact, co-orientable hypersurface, These wormholes can therefore display net electric charge from the source-free Maxwell equations. This extends the work of Sorkin on non-space-orientable manifolds, to spacetimes which do not admit a time orientation. The work is motivated by the suggestion that quantum theory can be explained by modelling elementary particles as regions of spacetime with non-trivial causal structure. The simplest example of an electrically charged spacetime carries a spherical symmetry.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
|Journal or Publication Title:||Classical and Quantum Gravity|
|Publisher:||IOP PUBLISHING LTD|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 3567-3577|
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