Universal black hole stability in four dimensions

Universal black hole stability in four dimensions We show that four-dimensional black holes become stable below a certain mass when the Einstein-Hilbert action is supplemented with higher-curvature terms. We prove this to be the case for an infinite family of ghost-free theories involving terms of arbitrarily high order in curvature. The new black holes, which are nonhairy generalizations of Schwarzschild’s solution, present a universal thermodynamic behavior for general values of the higher-order couplings. In particular, small black holes have infinite lifetimes. When the evaporation process makes the semiclassical approximation break down (something that occurs after a time which is usually infinite for all practical purposes), the resulting object retains a huge entropy, in stark contrast with Schwarzschild’s case. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Physical Review D American Physical Society (APS)

Universal black hole stability in four dimensions

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Universal black hole stability in four dimensions

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We show that four-dimensional black holes become stable below a certain mass when the Einstein-Hilbert action is supplemented with higher-curvature terms. We prove this to be the case for an infinite family of ghost-free theories involving terms of arbitrarily high order in curvature. The new black holes, which are nonhairy generalizations of Schwarzschild’s solution, present a universal thermodynamic behavior for general values of the higher-order couplings. In particular, small black holes have infinite lifetimes. When the evaporation process makes the semiclassical approximation break down (something that occurs after a time which is usually infinite for all practical purposes), the resulting object retains a huge entropy, in stark contrast with Schwarzschild’s case.
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The American Physical Society
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Copyright © © 2017 American Physical Society
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1550-7998
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1550-2368
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10.1103/PhysRevD.96.024034
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Abstract

We show that four-dimensional black holes become stable below a certain mass when the Einstein-Hilbert action is supplemented with higher-curvature terms. We prove this to be the case for an infinite family of ghost-free theories involving terms of arbitrarily high order in curvature. The new black holes, which are nonhairy generalizations of Schwarzschild’s solution, present a universal thermodynamic behavior for general values of the higher-order couplings. In particular, small black holes have infinite lifetimes. When the evaporation process makes the semiclassical approximation break down (something that occurs after a time which is usually infinite for all practical purposes), the resulting object retains a huge entropy, in stark contrast with Schwarzschild’s case.

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Physical Review DAmerican Physical Society (APS)

Published: Jul 15, 2017

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