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

Preview Only

Universal black hole stability in four dimensions

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.
Loading next page...
 
/lp/aps_physical/universal-black-hole-stability-in-four-dimensions-iPDxJgvjW6
Publisher
The American Physical Society
Copyright
Copyright © © 2017 American Physical Society
ISSN
1550-7998
eISSN
1550-2368
D.O.I.
10.1103/PhysRevD.96.024034
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

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.

Journal

Physical Review DAmerican Physical Society (APS)

Published: Jul 15, 2017

There are no references for this article.

Sorry, we don’t have permission to share this article on DeepDyve,
but here are related articles that you can start reading right now:

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off