The so-called hybrid metric-Palatini theory of gravity (HMPG), proposed in 2012 by T. Harko et al., is known to successfully describe both local (solar-system) and cosmological observations. This paper gives a complete description of static, spherically symmetric vacuum solutions of HMPG in the simplest case where its scalar-tensor representation has a zero scalar field potential V(ϕ), and both Riemannian (R) and Palatini (R) Ricci scalars are zero. Such a scalar-tensor theory coincides with general relativity with a phantom conformally coupled scalar field as a source of gravity. Generic asymptotically flat solutions either contain naked central singularities or describe traversable wormholes, and there is a special two-parameter family of globally regular black hole solutions with extremal horizons. In addition, there is a one-parameter family of solutions with an infinite number of extremal horizons between static regions and a spherical radius monotonically changing from region to region. It is argued that the obtained black hole and wormhole solutions are unstable under monopole perturbations. As a by-product, it is shown that a scalar-tensor theory with V(ϕ) = 0, in which there is at least one nontrivial (ϕ ≠ const) vacuum solution with R ≡ 0, necessarily reduces to a theory with a conformal scalar field (the latter may be usual or phantom). © 2019, Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.

Authors

Journal

Number of issue

4

Language

English

Pages

331-341

Status

Published

Link

Volume

25

Year

2019

Organizations

^{1}Center for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology, VNIIMS, Moscow, 119361, Russian Federation^{2}Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology, RUDN University, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation^{3}National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI”, Moscow, 115409, Russian Federation

Date of creation

24.12.2019

Date of change

24.12.2019