We present solutions to the Einstein-Maxwell system of equations in spherically symmetric gravitational fields for static interior space-times with a specified form of the electric field intensity. The condition of pressure isotropy yields three category of solutions. The first category is expressible in terms of elementary functions and does not have an uncharged limit. The second category is given in terms of Bessel functions of half-integer order. These charged solutions satisfy a barotropic equation of state and contain Finch-Skea uncharged stars. The third category is obtained in terms of modified Bessel functions of half-integer order and does not have an uncharged limit. The physical features of the charged analogue of the Finch-Skea stars are studied in detail. In particular, the condition of causality is satisfied and the speed of sound does not exceed the speed of light. The physical analysis indicates that this analogue is a realistic model for static charged relativistic perfect fluid spheres.
International Journal of Modern Physics D
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- Exact solutions;
- Einstein-Maxwell equations;
- charged matter;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- 17 pages, To appear in Int. J. Mod. Phys. D