Vacuum C metric and the gravitational Stark effect
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We study the vacuum C metric and its physical interpretation in terms of the exterior spacetime of a uniformly accelerating spherically-symmetric gravitational source. Wave phenomena on the linearized C metric background are investigated. It is shown that the scalar perturbations of the linearized C metric correspond to the gravitational Stark effect. This effect is studied in connection with the Pioneer anomaly.
Phys. Rev. D 70, 044020 (2004) [7 pages]