Conserved matter superenergy currents for hypersurface orthogonal Killing vectors
2006 (English)In: Classical and Quantum Gravity, ISSN 0264-9381 (print), 1361-6382 (online), Vol. 23, no 7, 2279-2290 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We show that for hypersurface orthogonal Killing vectors the corresponding Chevreton superenergy currents will be conserved and proportional to the Killing vectors. This holds for four-dimensional Einstein–Maxwell spacetimes with an electromagnetic field that is source-free and inherits the symmetry of the spacetime. A similar result also holds for the trace of the Chevreton tensor. The corresponding Bel currents have previously been proven to be conserved and our result can be seen as giving further support to the concept of conserved mixed superenergy currents. The analogous case for a scalar field has also previously been proven to give conserved currents and we show, for completeness, that these currents also are proportional to the Killing vectors.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 23, no 7, 2279-2290 p.
Einstein-Maxwell, superenergy, conservation laws
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12679DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/23/7/005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12679DiVA: diva2:16836