Does a boson star rotate?

Yu Suke Kobayashi, Masumi Kasai, Toshifumi Futamase

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We investigate the possibility of slow rotation for a certain type of boson star. It is shown that a boson star made by a complex scalar field alone cannot rotate at least perturbatively. We have performed an extensive numerical study for the boson star made by a complex scalar field coupled with a U(1) gauge field to obtain negative results. It is argued that vortex lines will be generated for rapid rotation of the boson star.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7721-7724
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Kobayashi, Y. S., Kasai, M., & Futamase, T. (1994). Does a boson star rotate? Physical Review D, 50(12), 7721-7724.