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Charged null fluid and the weak energy condition

Ori, Amos (1991) Charged null fluid and the weak energy condition. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 8 (8). pp. 1559-1575. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/8/8/019.

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Uses the Einstein-Maxwell field equations to derive the fundamental equation of motion for charged null fluid. This equation of motion includes a Lorentz force term. Using this equation, it is shown that charged null fluid always satisfies the weak energy condition. This result is in contrast to previous interpretations of the charged Vaidya solution (a special case of a charged null fluid), which produced violations of the weak energy condition. The errors in the previous interpretations are explained. The new interpretation is then applied explicitly to the charged Vaidya solution.

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Additional Information:© Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited 1991. Received 17 January 1991. I would like to thank K Thorne and W Israel for interesting discussions and helpful comments. This research was supported by a Richard Chace Tolman fellowship, a Chaim Weizmann fellowship, a Fulbright grant, and NSF Grant No AST-8817792.
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