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Strength of the null singularity inside black holes

Burko, Lior M. (1999) Strength of the null singularity inside black holes. Physical Review D, 60 (10). Art. No. 104033. ISSN 0556-2821.

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We study analytically the Cauchy horizon singularity inside spherically symmetric charged black holes, coupled to a spherical, self-gravitating, minimally coupled, massless scalar field. We show that all causal geodesics terminate at the Cauchy horizon at a null singularity, which is weak according to the Tipler classification. The singularity is also deformationally weak in the sense of Ori. Our results are valid at arbitrary points along the null singularity, in particular at late retarded times, when nonlinear effects are crucial.

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Additional Information:©1999 The American Physical Society Received 3 May 1999; published 26 October 1999 I have benefited from useful discussions with Patrick Brady and Amos Ori. This work was supported by NSF grant AST-9731698.
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