Existence of Static Solutions of the Einstein-Vlasov-Maxwell System and the Thin Shell Limit
Journal article, 2019

In this article the static Einstein-Vlasov-Maxwell system is considered in spherical symmetry. This system describes an ensemble of charged particles interacting by general relativistic gravity and Coulomb forces. First, a proof for local existence of solutions around the center of symmetry is given. Then, by virtue of a perturbation argument, global existence is established for small particle charges. The method of proof yields solutions with matter quantities of bounded support-among other classes, shells of charged Vlasov matter. As a further result, the limit of infinitesimally thin shells as solution of the Einstein-Vlasov-Maxwell system is proven to exist for arbitrary values of the particle charge parameter. In this limit the inequality which has been obtained by Andréasson in [Comm. Math. Phys., 288 (2009), pp. 715-730], and which bounds the mass-to- radius ratio by a constant and the charge-to-radius ratio, becomes sharp. However, in this limit the charge terms in the inequality are shown to tend to zero.

static solutions

Einstein-Vlasov-Maxwell system

thin shell limit

Einstein equations

Buchdahl inequality


Maximilian Thaller

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Analysis and Probability Theory

SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis

0036-1410 (ISSN) 1095-7154 (eISSN)

Vol. 51 3 2231-2260

Subject Categories

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Mathematical Analysis



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