A new approach to the inverse-scattering technique of Alekseev is presented which permits real-pole soliton solutions of the Ernst equations to be considered. This is achieved by adopting distinct real poles in the scattering matrix and its inverse. For the case in which the electromagnetic field vanishes, some explicit solutions are given using a Minkowski seed metric. The relation with the corresponding soliton solutions that can be constructed using the Belinskiǐ-Zakharov inverse-scattering technique is determined.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Classical and Quantum Gravity|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)