In our previous paper [Phys. Rev. D 89, 124029 (2014)], we attempted to find Robinson-Trautman-type

solutions of Einstein’s equations representing gyratonic sources (a matter field in the form of an aligned

null fluid, or particles propagating with the speed of light, with an additional internal spin). Unfortunately,

by making a mistake in our calculations, we came to the wrong conclusion that such solutions do not exist.

We are now correcting this mistake. In fact, this allows us to explicitly find a new large family of gyratonic

solutions in the Robinson-Trautman class of spacetimes in any dimension greater than (or equal to) 3.

Gyratons thus exist in all twist-free and shear-free geometries, that is, both in the expanding RobinsonTrautman and in the nonexpanding Kundt classes of spacetimes. We derive, summarize, and compare

explicit canonical metrics for all such spacetimes in arbitrary dimension.

solutions of Einstein’s equations representing gyratonic sources (a matter field in the form of an aligned

null fluid, or particles propagating with the speed of light, with an additional internal spin). Unfortunately,

by making a mistake in our calculations, we came to the wrong conclusion that such solutions do not exist.

We are now correcting this mistake. In fact, this allows us to explicitly find a new large family of gyratonic

solutions in the Robinson-Trautman class of spacetimes in any dimension greater than (or equal to) 3.

Gyratons thus exist in all twist-free and shear-free geometries, that is, both in the expanding RobinsonTrautman and in the nonexpanding Kundt classes of spacetimes. We derive, summarize, and compare

explicit canonical metrics for all such spacetimes in arbitrary dimension.

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journal: | Phys. Rev. D |

volume: | 99 |

pages: | 044004 |

year: | 2019 |