A scalar charged particle moving in a curved background spacetime will emit a field affecting its own motion; the resolving of this resulting motion is often referred to as the self-force problem. This also serves as a toy model for the astrophysically interesting compact-body binaries, extreme mass ratio inspirals, targets for the future space-based gravitational wave detector, LISA. In the modeling of such systems, a point-particle assumption leads to problematic singularities which need to be safely removed to solve for the motion of the particle regardless of the scenario; scalar, electromagnetic, or gravitational. Here, we concentrate on a scalar charged particle and calculate the next order of the Detweiler-Whiting singular field and its resulting regularization parameter when employing the mode-sum method of regularization. This enables sufficiently faster self-force calculations giving the same level of accuracy with significantly less ℓ modes. Due to the similarity of the governing equations, this also lays the groundwork for similar calculations for an electromagnetic or mass charged particle in Kerr spacetime and has applications in other regularization schemes like the effective source and matched expansion.
Physical Review D
- Pub Date:
- September 2022
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena;
- High Energy Physics - Theory
- 25 pages, updated with published version, accepted by Phys. Rev. D on July 7, 2022, published Sept 15, 2022