Superradiance : energy extraction, black-hole bombs and implications for astrophysics and particle physics / Richard Brito, Vitor Cardoso, Paolo Pani.

By: Brito, Richard [author.]
Contributor(s): Cardoso, Vitor [author.] | Pani, Paolo [author.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 906.Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 237 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319190006; 3319190008; 3319189999; 9783319189994Subject(s): Superradiance | Astrophysics | Relativity physics | Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory) | Gravity | Science -- Cosmology | Science -- Nuclear Physics | Science -- Gravity | Astrophysics | SuperradianceGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 539.2 LOC classification: QC476.S86 | B75 2015ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introduction -- Superradiance in flat spacetime -- Superradiance in black hole physics -- Black holes and superradiant instabilities -- Black hole superradiance in astrophysics -- Conclusions and Outlook.
Summary: This volume gives a unified picture of the multifaceted subject of superradiance, with a focus on recent developments in the field, ranging from fundamental physics to astrophysics. Superradiance is a radiation enhancement process that involves dissipative systems. With a 60 year-old history, superradiance has played a prominent role in optics, quantum mechanics and especially in relativity and astrophysics. In Einstein's General Relativity, black-hole superradiance is permitted by dissipation at the event horizon, which allows energy extraction from the vacuum, even at the classical level. When confined, this amplified radiation can give rise to strong instabilities known as "blackhole bombs'', which have applications in searches for dark matter, in physics beyond the Standard Model and in analog models of gravity. This book discusses and draws together all these fascinating aspects of superradiance.
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Introduction -- Superradiance in flat spacetime -- Superradiance in black hole physics -- Black holes and superradiant instabilities -- Black hole superradiance in astrophysics -- Conclusions and Outlook.

This volume gives a unified picture of the multifaceted subject of superradiance, with a focus on recent developments in the field, ranging from fundamental physics to astrophysics. Superradiance is a radiation enhancement process that involves dissipative systems. With a 60 year-old history, superradiance has played a prominent role in optics, quantum mechanics and especially in relativity and astrophysics. In Einstein's General Relativity, black-hole superradiance is permitted by dissipation at the event horizon, which allows energy extraction from the vacuum, even at the classical level. When confined, this amplified radiation can give rise to strong instabilities known as "blackhole bombs'', which have applications in searches for dark matter, in physics beyond the Standard Model and in analog models of gravity. This book discusses and draws together all these fascinating aspects of superradiance.

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