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Evolution of the Schrödinger--Newton system for a self--gravitating scalar field


Guzman,  F. Siddhartha
Astrophysical Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Guzman, F. S., & Urena-Lopez, L. A. (2004). Evolution of the Schrödinger--Newton system for a self--gravitating scalar field. Physical Review D, 69: 124033.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-5199-1
Using numerical techniques, we study the collapse of a scalar field configuration in the Newtonian limit of the spherically symmetric Einstein--Klein--Gordon (EKG) system, which results in the so called Schrödinger--Newton (SN) set of equations. We present the numerical code developed to evolve the SN system and topics related, like equilibrium configurations and boundary conditions. Also, we analyze the evolution of different initial configurations and the physical quantities associated to them. In particular, we readdress the issue of the gravitational cooling mechanism for Newtonian systems and find that all systems settle down onto a 0--node equilibrium configuration.