Short note on conditional collapse of self-gravitating system with positive total energy

Jaewook Ahn, Jung Il Choi

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In this study, we first show a finite time collapse of a three-dimensional Smoluchowski–Poisson system in the micro-canonical ensemble (i.e., μSP system) with positive total energy. Using a precise estimation of the bound of the gravitational contribution to total energy, we provide blow-up conditions on the initial state of the μSP system. The conditions indicate that highly clustered self-gravitating particles in the μSP system induce a finite time collapse, even for positive total energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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