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      Einstein–Maxwell system; exact solution; relativistic stars.

    • Abstract


      We present a new class of closed-form solutions to the Einstein–Maxwell system of equations for a static spherically symmetric anisotropic star in the presence of an electric field by generalizing earlier approaches. The field equations are integrated by specifying the form of the electric field, anisotropic factor, and one of the gravitational potentials which are physically reasonable.We regain some of the earlier solutions of Durgapal and Fuloria (1985), Gupta and Maurya (2011) and Maurya et al. (2015) as special cases. A detailed physical analysis of the solution indicates the physical viability for modelling anisotropic charged superdense stars.

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      1. Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Sammanthurai 3000, Sri Lanka.
      2. Department of Physics, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, Cooch Behar 736101, West Bengal, India.
      3. Department of Physics, P. D. Women’s College, Jalpaiguri 735101, India.
      4. Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.
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