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Dynamic thin-shell black-bounce traversable wormholes

F. S. N. Lobo, A. Simpson, M. Visser

Based on the recently introduced black-bounce spacetimes, we shall consider the construction of the related spherically symmetric thin-shell traversable wormholes within the context of standard general relativity. All of the really unusual physics is encoded in one simple parameter a which characterizes the scale of the bounce. Keeping the discussion as close as possible to standard general relativity is the theorist’s version of only adjusting one feature of the model at a time. We shall modify the standard thin-shell traversable wormhole construction, each bulk region now being a black-bounce spacetime, and with the physics of the thin shell being (as much as possible) derivable from the Einstein equations. Furthermore, we shall apply a dynamical analysis to the throat by considering linearized radial perturbations around static solutions and demonstrate that the stability of the wormhole is equivalent to choosing suitable properties for the exotic material residing on the wormhole throat. The construction is sufficiently novel to be interesting and sufficiently straightforward to be tractable.

General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology

Physical Review D
Volume 101, Issue 12
2020 June

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Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia