Conserved matter superenergy currents for orthogonally transitive Abelian G2 isometry groups
2007 (English)In: Classical and Quantum Gravity, ISSN 0264-9381 (print) 1361-6382 (online), Vol. 24, no 20, 4955-4968 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In a previous paper we showed that the electromagnetic superenergy tensor, the Chevreton tensor, gives rise to a conserved current when there is a hypersurface orthogonal Killing vector present. In addition, the current is proportional to the Killing vector. The aim of this paper is to extend this result to the case where we have a two-parameter Abelian isometry group that acts orthogonally transitive on non-null surfaces. It is shown that for four-dimensional Einstein–Maxwell theory with a source-free electromagnetic field, the corresponding superenergy currents lie in the orbits of the group and are conserved. A similar result is also shown to hold for the trace of the Chevreton tensor and for the Bach tensor, and also in Einstein–Klein–Gordon theory for the superenergy of the scalar field. This links up well with the fact that the Bel tensor has these properties and it gives further support to the possibility of constructing conserved mixed currents between the gravitational field and the matter fields.
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2007. Vol. 24, no 20, 4955-4968 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12681DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/24/20/004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12681DiVA: diva2:16838