On the interaction of massless fields with a gravitomagnetic monopole.

A single master equation is given describing spin s-2 test field gauge and tetrad-invariant perturbations of the Taub-NUT spacetime. This solution of vacuum Einstein field equations describes a black hole with mass M and gravitomagnetic monopole moment. This equation can be separated into its radial and angular parts. The behaviour of the radial functions at infinity and near the horizon is studied. The angular equation, solved in terms of hypergeometric functions,can be related both to spherical harmonics of suitable weight, resulting from the coupling of the spin-weight of the field and the gravitomagnetic monopole moment of the spacetime, and to the total angular momentum operator associated with the spacetime's rotational symmetry. The results are comparedwith the Teukolskymaster equation for theKerr spacetime.

Main Author: Bini, Donato.
Other Authors: Cherubini, Christian., Jantzen, Robert.
Language: English
Published: 2002
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