Quantum vacuum instability near rotating stars

A. L. Matacz, P. C.W. Davies, A. C. Ottewill

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We discuss the Starobinskii-Unruh process for the Kerr black hole. We show how this effect is related to the theory of squeezed states. We then consider a simple model for a highly relativistic rotating star and show that the Starobinskii-Unruh effect is absent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1557-1562
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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