Quantum interference and the formation of trapping regions around a Schwarzschild black hole

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Abstract

Astrophysical processes in vicinity of black holes involve a coupling of spacetime geometry and the quantum effects. Using the quantum potential approach we investigate the quantum dynamics of a massive particle around a Schwarzschild black hole. The analysis shows the existence of typical quantum effects near the black hole region. In particular the R-amplitude variation leads to the formation of fringe-like trapping regions around the black hole where the particle is more likely to be located. However due to the energy loss, which gains a local maxima in the trapping regions, the particle in-fall eventually occurs. The energy loss during such a process will show up in frequency and amplitude modulation in X-ray signals from accreting black holes and may confirm the existence of such trapping regions. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Astrophysical processes
  • Black holes
  • Nonlocal correlations
  • Quantum dynamics
  • Quantum potential
  • Quantum trajectories

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  • Babur M. Mirza

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