Letter: SelfSimilar Collapse of Scalar Field with Plane Symmetry
Abstract
Plane symmetric selfsimilar solutions to Einstein's fourdimensional theory of gravity are studied and all such solutions are given analytically in closed form. The local and global properties of these solutions are investigated and it is shown that some of the solutions can be interpreted as representing gravitational collapse of the scalar field. During the collapse, trapped surfaces are never developed. As a result, no black hole is formed. Although the collapse always ends with spacetime singularities, it is found that these singularities are spacelike and not naked.
 Publication:

General Relativity and Gravitation
 Pub Date:
 May 2004
 DOI:
 10.1023/B:GERG.0000018289.60173.c5
 arXiv:
 arXiv:grqc/0406025
 Bibcode:
 2004GReGr..36.1225W
 Keywords:

 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
 EPrint:
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