Killing-Yano tensors and variable separation in Kerr geometry

E. G. Kalnins, W. Miller, G. C. Williams

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Abstract

A complete analysis of the free-field massless spin-s equations ( s = 0, 1/2, 1 ) in Kerr geometry is given. It is shown that in each case the separation constants occurring in the solutions obtained from a potential function can be characterized in an invariant way. This invariant characterization is given in terms of the Killing-Yano tensor admitted by Kerr geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2360-2365
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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