• Evolutionary dynamics while trapped in resonance: a Keplerian binary system perturbed by gravitational radiation 

    Chicone, Carmen Charles; Mashhoon, Bahram; Retzloff, David G. (American Institute of Physics, 1997-07)
    The method of averaging is used to investigate the phenomenon of capture into resonance for a model that describes a Keplerian binary system influenced by radiation damping and external normally incident periodic gravitational ...
  • A Gravitational Mechanism for the Acceleration of Ultrarelativistic Particles 

    Chicone, Carmen Charles; Mashhoon, Bahram (arXiv, 2005-03)
    Imagine a swarm of free particles near a point P outside a gravitating mass M and a free reference particle at P that is on a radial escape trajectory away from M. Relative to this reference particle and in a Fermi normal ...
  • Gravitomagnetic Accelerators 

    Chicone, Carmen Charles; Mashhoon, Bahram (arXiv, 2010-05)
    We study a simple class of time-dependent rotating Ricci-flat cylindrically symmetric spacetime manifolds whose geodesics admit gravitomagnetic jets. The helical paths of free test particles in these jets up and down ...
  • Gravitomagnetic Jets 

    Chicone, Carmen Charles; Mashhoon, Bahram (arXiv, 2010-08)
    We present a family of dynamic rotating cylindrically symmetric Ricci-flat gravitational fields whose geodesic motions have the structure of gravitomagnetic jets. These correspond to helical motions of free test particles ...