Electromagnetic partner of the gravitational signal during accretion onto black holes

  • Juan Carlos Degollado
  • Victor Gualajara
  • Claudia Moreno
  • Darío Núñez
Research Article

Abstract

We investigate the generation of electromagnetic and gravitational radiation in the vicinity of a perturbed Schwarzschild black hole. The gravitational perturbations and the electromagnetic field are studied by solving the Teukolsky master equation with sources, which we take to be locally charged, radially infalling, matter. Our results show that, in addition to the gravitational wave generated as the matter falls into the black hole, there is also a burst of electromagnetic radiation. This electromagnetic field has a characteristic set of quasinormal frequencies, and the gravitational radiation has the quasinormal frequencies of a Schwarzschild black hole. This scenario allows us to compare the gravitational and electromagnetic signals that are generated by a common source.

Keywords

Black holes Gravitational waves Electromagnetic waves 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Carlos Degollado
    • 1
    • 2
  • Victor Gualajara
    • 3
  • Claudia Moreno
    • 4
  • Darío Núñez
    • 5
  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaUniversidade de Aveiro and I3NAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de Ciencias Computacionales, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Exactas e IngenieríaUniversidad de GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMexico
  3. 3.Centro Universitario de los VallesUniversidad de GuadalajaraAmecaMexico
  4. 4.Departamento de Matemáticas, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Exactas e IngenieríaUniversidad de GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMexico
  5. 5.Instituto de Ciencias NuclearesUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexicoMexico

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