We compute a Bochner type formula for static three-manifolds and deduce some applications in the case of positive scalar curvature. We also explain in details the known general construction of the (Riemannian) Einstein $(n + 1)$-manifold associated to a maximal domain of a static $n$-manifold where the static potential is positive. There are examples where this construction inevitably produces an Einstein metric with conical singularities along a codimension-two submanifold. By proving versions of classical results for Einstein four-manifolds for the singular spaces thus obtained, we deduce some classification results for compact static three-manifolds with positive scalar curvature.
"On static three-manifolds with positive scalar curvature." J. Differential Geom. 107 (1) 1 - 45, September 2017. https://doi.org/10.4310/jdg/1505268028