General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 869–887 | Cite as

The Extensions of Gravitational Soliton Solutions with Real Poles

  • J. B. Griffiths
  • S. Micciche

Abstract

We analyse vacuum gravitational“soliton” solutions with real poles in thecosmological context. It is well known that thesesolutions contain singularities on certain nullhypersurfaces. Using a Kasner seed solution, we demonstrate thatthese may contain thin sheets of null matter or may besimple coordinate singularities, and we describe anumber of possible extensions through them.

GRAVITATIONAL SOLITONS REAL POLES 

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  • J. B. Griffiths
  • S. Micciche

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