On the first G₁ stiff fluid spike solution in General Relativity
Coley, A. A., Gregoris, D., & Lim, W. C. (2016). On the first G₁ stiff fluid spike solution in General Relativity. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 33(21). https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/33/21/215010
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Using the Geroch transformation we obtain the first example of an exact stiff fluid spike solution to the Einstein field equations in a closed form exhibiting a spacelike G₁ group of symmetries (i.e., with a single isometry). This new solution is of Petrov type I and exhibits a spike crossing which persists to the past, which allows us to better understand spike crossings in the context of structure formation.
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