Shock-wave geometry with nonvanishing cosmological constant

M. Hotta, M. Tanaka

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The authors found a shock-wave solution of the Einstein equation with nonvanishing cosmological constant. The solution is obtained by (anti-)de-Sitter boosting the Schwarzschild-(anti-)-de-Sitter metric. The solution can be regarded as an extension of the Aichelburg-Sexl geometry. It will be useful for calculation of graviton-exchange amplitudes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012
Pages (from-to)307-314
Number of pages8
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 1

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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