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Gravity theories with lightlike sources in D = 3

Deser, S. and Steif, Alan R. (1992) Gravity theories with lightlike sources in D = 3. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 9 (11). L153-L160. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/9/11/001.

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Spacetimes generated by a lightlike particle source for topologically massive gravity and its limits-Einstein gravity and the pure gravitational Chern-Simons model-are obtained both by solving the field equations and by infinite boosts of static metrics. The resulting geometries are the first known solutions of topologically massive gravity that are asymptotically flat and generated by compact matter sources. Explicit metrics describing various multiphoton solutions are also derived. For Einstein gravity, the authors also construct such solutions by null boost identifications of Minkowski space and thereby obtain limits on the energies of the sources.

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Additional Information:© 1992 IOP Publishing. Received 11 August 1992. We thank J McCarthy for useful discussions in the early stages of this work. SD thanks T Dereli for informative correspondence on the CSG problem. This work was supported in part by NSF Grant No PHY-88-0451.
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Official Citation:S Deser and A R Steif 1992 Class. Quantum Grav. 9 L153
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