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Colliding gravitational plane waves : bell-szekeres solution

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2005
Cambaz, Efsun
The collision of pure electromagnetic plane waves with collinear polarization in Einstein-Maxwell theory and the collision of gravitational plane waves in vacuum Einstein theory are studied. The singularity structure of the Bell-Szekeres and the Szekeres solutions is examined by using curvature invariants. As a final work, the collision of the plane waves in dilaton gravity theory is studied and also the singularity structure of the corresponding space-time is examined.