Selfsimilar spherical voids in an expanding universe
Abstract
The authors derive similarity solutions which describe the evolution of spherically symmetric voids in a perturbed Einsteinde Sitter universe filled with cold, collisionless matter. The character of a solution depends upon the profile of the initial density deficit. Gradual perturbations give rise to holes within which the density rises smoothly to the background value. Steep perturbations result in voids bounded by overdense shells with sharp edges, i.e. collisionless gravitational shocks.
 Publication:

The Astrophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 June 1984
 DOI:
 10.1086/162071
 Bibcode:
 1984ApJ...281....9F
 Keywords:

 Cosmology;
 Mass Distribution;
 Similarity Theorem;
 Universe;
 Voids;
 Galactic Clusters;
 Numerical Integration;
 Particle Motion;
 Relativity;
 Astrophysics