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Radiation-reaction-induced evolution of circular orbits of particles around Kerr black holes

Kennefick, Daniel and Ori, Amos (1996) Radiation-reaction-induced evolution of circular orbits of particles around Kerr black holes. Physical Review D, 53 (8). pp. 4319-4326. ISSN 0556-2821. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:KENprd96

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Abstract

It is demonstrated that, in the adiabatic approximation, nonequatorial circular orbits of particles in the Kerr metric (i.e., orbits of constant Boyer-Lindquist radius) remain circular under the influence of gravitational radiation reaction. A brief discussion is given of conditions for breakdown of adiabaticity and of whether slightly noncircular orbits are stable against the growth of eccentricity.


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Additional Information:©1996 The American Physical Society. Received 30 November 1995. We thank Kip Thorne, Fintan Ryan, Haris Apostolatos, and Eric Poisson for many helpful discussions. This research was supported in part by NASA Grant No. NAGW-4268 and by NSF Grant No. AST-9417371.
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