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ISRN Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume 2013, Article ID 939876, 4 pages
Research Article

The Localized Energy Distribution of Dark Energy Star Solutions

Department of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 600 S. 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Received 20 January 2013; Accepted 18 February 2013

Academic Editors: F. Crawford and H. Zhao

Copyright © 2013 Paul Halpern and Michael Pecorino. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We examine the question of energy localization for an exact solution of Einstein's equations with a scalar field corresponding to the phantom energy interpretation of dark energy. We apply three different energy-momentum complexes, the Einstein, the Papapetrou, and the Møller prescriptions, to the exterior metric and determine the energy distribution for each. Comparing the results, we find that the three prescriptions yield identical energy distributions.