Superradiance

Energy Extraction, Black-Hole Bombs and Implications for Astrophysics and Particle Physics

  • Richard Brito
  • Vitor Cardoso
  • Paolo Pani

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 906)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Richard Brito, Vitor Cardoso, Paolo Pani
    Pages 1-10
  3. Richard Brito, Vitor Cardoso, Paolo Pani
    Pages 11-33
  4. Richard Brito, Vitor Cardoso, Paolo Pani
    Pages 35-95
  5. Richard Brito, Vitor Cardoso, Paolo Pani
    Pages 97-155
  6. Richard Brito, Vitor Cardoso, Paolo Pani
    Pages 157-211
  7. Richard Brito, Vitor Cardoso, Paolo Pani
    Pages 213-214
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 215-237

About this book

Introduction

This volume gives a unified picture of the multifaceted subject of superradiance, with a focus on recent developments in the field, ranging from fundamental physics to astrophysics.

Superradiance is a radiation enhancement process that involves dissipative systems. With a 60 year-old history, superradiance has played a prominent role in optics, quantum mechanics and especially in relativity and astrophysics. In Einstein's General Relativity, black-hole superradiance is permitted by dissipation at the event horizon, which allows energy extraction from the vacuum, even at the classical level. When confined, this amplified radiation can give rise to strong instabilities known as "blackhole bombs'', which have applications in searches for dark matter, in physics beyond the Standard Model and in analog models of gravity. This book discusses and draws together all these fascinating aspects of superradiance.

Keywords

Axion physics Black-hole instabilities Black-holes bombs Dark matter searches Energy extraction from rotating bodies Gravitational theories Radiation emission from astrophysical systems Radiation-enhancement processes Superradiance in relativity

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Brito
    • 1
  • Vitor Cardoso
    • 2
  • Paolo Pani
    • 3
  1. 1.CENTRA, Departamento de FísicaInstituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.CENTRA, Departamento de FísicaInstituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Fisica"Sapienza" Universita di Roma & Sezione INFN Roma1RomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19000-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18999-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19000-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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