JETP Letters

, Volume 92, Issue 3, pp 125–129 | Cite as

On the collisions between particles in the vicinity of rotating black holes

Gravity, Astrophysics


Scattering of particles in the gravitational field of rotating black holes is considered. It is shown that scattering energy of particles in the centre of mass system can obtain very large values not only for extremal black holes but also for nonextremal ones. Extraction of energy after the collision is investigated. It is shown that due to the Penrose process the energy of the particle escaping the hole at infinity can be large. Contradictions in the problem of getting high energetic particles escaping the black hole are resolved.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Theoretical Physics and Astronomy DepartmentThe Herzen UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Problems in Mechanical EngineeringRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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