Kinetic theory in curved spacetimes: Applications to black holes

Bini, D. and Gregoris, D. (2013) Kinetic theory in curved spacetimes: Applications to black holes. Il nuovo cimento C, 36 (Sup. 1). pp. 43-47. ISSN 1826-9885

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The equilibrium statistical moments of the J¨uttner distribution function for a massive and a photon gas in an arbitrary spacetime are evaluated using a covariant approach and applications are considered to the case of a Schwarzschild black hole background spacetime. The motion of a massive test particle inside a photon gas is then studied to investigate drag effects on the particle motion due to radiation scattering, similarly to what happens for the so-called Poynting-Robertson effect.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fundamental problems and general formalism
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 07 May 2020 16:51
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 16:51

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