The collapse region has the metric

where the scale factor satisfies the modified Friedmann equation (see below), The dust matter and the dark radiation evolve as where is the epoch when the cloud started to collapse. The proper radius from the centre of the cloud is . The collapsing boundary surface is given in the interior comoving coordinates as a free-fall surface, i.e., , so that .We can rewrite the modified Friedmann equation on the interior side of as

where the “physical mass” (total energy per proper star volume), the total “tidal charge” , and the “energy” per unit mass are given by Now we assume that the exterior is static, and satisfies the standard 4D junction conditions. Then we check whether this exterior is physical by imposing the modified Einstein equations (143). We will find a contradiction.The standard 4D Darmois–Israel matching conditions, which we assume hold on the brane, require that the metric and the extrinsic curvature of be continuous (there are no intrinsic stresses on ). The extrinsic curvature is continuous if the metric is continuous and if is continuous. We therefore need to match the metrics and across .

The most general static spherical metric that could match the interior metric on is

We need two conditions to determine the functions and . Now is a freely falling surface in both metrics, and the radial geodesic equation for the exterior metric gives where is a constant and the dot denotes a proper time derivative, as above. Comparing this with Equation (168) gives one condition. The second condition is easier to derive if we change to null coordinates. The exterior static metric, withThe interior Robertson–Walker metric takes the form [159] where

Comparing Equations (173) and (174) on gives the second condition. The two conditions together imply that is a constant, which we can take as without loss of generality (choosing ), and that

In the limit , we recover the 4D Schwarzschild solution. In the general brane-world case, Equations (172) and (175) imply that the brane Ricci scalar is However, this contradicts the field equations (143), which require It follows that a static exterior is only possible if which is the 4D general relativity limit. In the brane-world, collapsing homogeneous and isotropic dust leads to a non-static exterior. Note that this no-go result does not require any assumptions on the nature of the bulk spacetime, which remains to be determined.Although the exterior metric is not determined (see [178] for a toy model), we know that its non-static nature arises from

- 5D bulk graviton stresses, which transmit effects nonlocally from the interior to the exterior, and
- the non-vanishing of the effective pressure at the boundary, which means that dynamical information from the interior can be conveyed outside via the 4D matching conditions.

The result suggests that gravitational collapse on the brane may leave a signature in the exterior, dependent upon the dynamics of collapse, so that astrophysical black holes on the brane may in principle have KK “hair”. It is possible that the non-static exterior will be transient, and will tend to a static geometry at late times, close to Schwarzschild at large distances.

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