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    Black Holes and Naked Singularities in Low Energy Limit of String Gravity with Modulus Field

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    We show that the black hole solutions of the effective string theory action, where one-loop effects that couple the moduli to gravity via a Gauss-Bonnet term are taken into account, admit primary scalar hair. The requirement of absence of naked singularities imposes an upper bound on the scalar charges.Comment: more details are added and some misprint are correcte

    Black Holes of a Minimal Size in String Gravity

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    A lower limit for a neutral black hole size is obtained in the frames of the string gravity model with the second order curvature correction. It is shown that this effect remains when the third order curvature correction is also taken into account and argued that such restriction does exist in all perturbative orders of curvature expansions.Comment: 6 LaTeX pages, 1 PostScript figure (epsfig.sty), minor changes in the text and references, submitted to Int.J.Mod.Phy

    Internal structure of a Maxwell-Gauss-Bonnet black hole

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    The influence of the Maxwell field on a static, asymptotically flat and spherically-symmetric Gauss-Bonnet black hole is considered. Numerical computations suggest that if the charge increases beyond a critical value, the inner determinant singularity is replaced by an inner singular horizon.Comment: 5 pages, 5 figures, published version with minor change

    Wormholes and Naked Singularities in Brans-Dicke cosmology

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    We perform analytical and numerical study of static spherically symmetric solutions in the context of Brans-Dicke-like cosmological model by Elizalde et al. with an exponential potential. In this model the phantom regime arises without the appearance of any ghost degree of freedom due to the specific form of coupling. For the certain parameter ranges the model contains a regular solution which we interpret as a wormhole in an otherwise dS Universe. We put several bounds on the parameter values: ω<0,α2/ω<105,22.7 ⁣ϕ0 ⁣25\omega<0 ,\,\, \alpha^2/|\omega|<10^{-5},22.7\lesssim\!\phi_0\!\lesssim25\,. The numerical solution could mimic the Schwarzschild one, so the original model is consistent with astrophysical and cosmological observational data. However differences between our solution and the Schwarzschild one can be quite large, so black hole candidate observations could probably place further limits on the ϕ0\phi_0 value.Comment: 20 pages, 6 figures, typos & errors correcte

    Kerr-Gauss-Bonnet Black Holes: An Analytical Approximation

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    Gauss-Bonnet gravity provides one of the most promising frameworks to study curvature corrections to the Einstein action in supersymmetric string theories, while avoiding ghosts and keeping second order field equations. Although Schwarzschild-type solutions for Gauss-Bonnet black holes have been known for long, the Kerr-Gauss-Bonnet metric is missing. In this paper, a five dimensional Gauss-Bonnet approximation is analytically derived for spinning black holes and the related thermodynamical properties are briefly outlined.Comment: 5 pages, 1 figur