Magnetic support against gravitational collapse: A static axisymmetric interior solution of the EinsteinMaxwell equations
Abstract
It is shown that gravitationally collapsed bounded systems which are too massive to be supported by their pressure may be held in equilibrium by selfinduced magnetic stresses. A threeparameter family of solutions of the static axisymmetric interior EinsteinMaxwell equations is derived which describes matter distributions that are solely balanced by magnetic forces. The mass and the magnetic moment associated with these systems are then determined directly from the exterior field equations and the appropriate fluxes at the boundary of each system's interior. Some physical implications of the derived solutionsnone of which contain a singularity or an event horizonhave also been discussed.
 Publication:

Physical Review D
 Pub Date:
 September 1977
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevD.16.1664
 Bibcode:
 1977PhRvD..16.1664A
 Keywords:

 Gravitational Collapse;
 Magnetic Fields;
 Stellar Evolution;
 Einstein Equations;
 Field Theory (Physics);
 Magnetic Moments;
 Maxwell Equation;
 Astrophysics