WahlquistNewman solution
Abstract
Based on a geometrical property which holds both for the Kerr metric and for the Wahlquist metric we argue that the Kerr metric is a vacuum subcase of the Wahlquist perfectfluid solution. The KerrNewman metric is a physically preferred charged generalization of the Kerr metric. We discuss which geometric property makes this metric so special and claim that a charged generalization of the Wahlquist metric satisfying a similar property should exist. This is the WahlquistNewman metric, which we present explicitly in this paper. This family of metrics has eight essential parameters and contains the KerrNewmande Sitter and the Wahlquist metrics, as well as the whole Plebański limit of the rotating C metric, as particular cases. We describe the basic geometric properties of the WahlquistNewman metric, including the electromagnetic field and its sources, the static limit of the family and the extension of the spacetime across the horizon.
 Publication:

Physical Review D
 Pub Date:
 March 2001
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevD.63.064022
 arXiv:
 arXiv:grqc/0101021
 Bibcode:
 2001PhRvD..63f4022M
 Keywords:

 04.20.Jb;
 Exact solutions;
 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
 EPrint:
 LaTeX, 18 pages, no figures. Accepted for publication in Phys. Rev. D