For authors
Submission status

Archive (English)
   Volumes 81-92
   Volumes 41-60
   Volumes 21-40
   Volumes 1-20
   Volumes 61-80
      Volume 80
      Volume 79
      Volume 78
      Volume 77
      Volume 76
      Volume 75
      Volume 74
      Volume 73
      Volume 72
      Volume 71
      Volume 70
      Volume 69
      Volume 68
      Volume 67
      Volume 66
      Volume 65
      Volume 64
      Volume 63
      Volume 62
      Volume 61
VOLUME 68 (1998) | ISSUE 11 | PAGE 833
Effective spacetime and Hawking radiation from moving domain wall in thin film of 3He-A
An event horizon for "relativistic" fermionic quasiparticles cam be constructed in a thin film of superfluid 3He-A. The quasiparticles see an effective "gravitational" field which is induced by a topological soliton of the order parameter. Within the soliton the "speed of light" crosses zero and changes sign. When the soliton moves, two planar event horizons (black hole and white hole) appear, with a curvature singularity between them. Aside from the singularity, the effective spacetime is incomplete at future and past boundaries, but the quasiparticles cannot escape there because the nonrelativistic corrections become important as the blueshift grows, yielding "superluminal" trajectories. The question of Hawking radiation from the moving soliton is discussed but not resolved.