A novel approach to thin-shell wormholes and applications

Research paper by Francisco S. N. Lobo, Mariam Bouhmadi-López, Prado Martín-Moruno, Nadiezhda Montelongo-García, Matt Visser

Indexed on: 28 Dec '15Published on: 28 Dec '15Published in: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology


A novel framework is presented that can be adapted to a wide class of generic spherically symmetric thin-shell wormholes. By using the Darmois--Israel formalism, we analyze the stability of arbitrary spherically symmetric thin-shell wormholes to linearized perturbations around static solutions. We demonstrate in full generality that the stability of the wormhole is equivalent to choosing suitable properties for the exotic material residing on the wormhole throat. As an application, we consider the thin-shell variant of the Ellis wormhole for the cases of a vanishing momentum flux and non-zero external fluxes.