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Kaluza-Klein wormholes with the compactified fifth dimension

  • Dzhunushaliev, Vladimir
  • Folomeev, Vladimir
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Publication Date
Sep 05, 2013
Submission Date
Sep 05, 2013
DOI: 10.1142/S0217732314500254
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We consider wormhole solutions in five-dimensional Kaluza-Klein gravity in the presence of a massless ghost four-dimensional scalar field. The system possesses two types of topological nontriviality connected with the presence of the scalar field and of a magnetic charge. Mathematically, the presence of the charge appears in the fact that the $S^3$ part of a spacetime metric is the Hopf bundle $S^3 \rightarrow S^2$ with fibre $S^1$. We show that the fifth dimension spanned on the sphere $S^1$ is compactified in the sense that asymptotically, at large distances from the throat, the size of $S^1$ is equal to some constant, the value of which can be chosen to lie, say, in the Planck region. Then, from the four-dimensional point of view, such a wormhole contains a radial magnetic (monopole) field, and an asymptotic four-dimensional observer sees a wormhole with the compactified fifth dimension.

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