Thin-shell wormholes: Linearization stability

Research paper by Eric Poisson, Matt Visser

Indexed on: 30 Jun '95Published on: 30 Jun '95Published in: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology


The class of spherically-symmetric thin-shell wormholes provides a particularly elegant collection of exemplars for the study of traversable Lorentzian wormholes. In the present paper we consider linearized (spherically symmetric) perturbations around some assumed static solution of the Einstein field equations. This permits us to relate stability issues to the (linearized) equation of state of the exotic matter which is located at the wormhole throat.