454 research outputs found

    The Thermodynamics of Kaluza-Klein Black Hole/Bubble Chains

    Get PDF
    A Killing bubble is a minimal surface that arises as the fixed surface of a spacelike Killing field. We compute the bubble contributions to the Smarr relations and the mass and tension first laws for spacetimes containing both black holes and Killing bubbles. The resulting relations display an interesting interchange symmetry between the properties of black hole horizons and those of KK bubbles. This interchange symmetry reflects the underlying relation between static bubbles and black holes under double analytic continuation of the time and Kaluza-Klein directions. The thermodynamics of bubbles involve a geometrical quantity that we call the bubble surface gravity, which we show has several properties in common with the black hole surface gravity.Comment: 20 pages, 1 figur

    Komar Integrals in Higher (and Lower) Derivative Gravity

    Get PDF
    The Komar integral relation of Einstein gravity is generalized to Lovelock theories of gravity. This includes, in particular, a new boundary integral for the Komar mass in Einstein gravity with a nonzero cosmological constant, which has a finite result for asymptotically AdS black holes, without the need for an infinite background subtraction. Explicit computations of the Komar mass are given for black holes in pure Lovelock gravities of all orders and in general Gauss-Bonnet theories.Comment: 16 pages; v2 - references and comment on relation to Noether charge method adde

    Tension term, interchange symmetry, and the analogy of energy and tension laws of the AdS soliton solution

    Full text link
    In this paper, we reconsider the energy and tension laws of the Ricci flat black hole by taking the contribution of the tension term into account. After this considering and inspired by the interchange symmetry between the Ricci flat black hole and the AdS soliton solution which arises from the double analytic continuation of the time and compact spatial direction, we find out the analogy of the energy and tension laws of the AdS soliton solution. Moreover, we also investigate the energy and tension laws of the boosted Ricci flat black hole, and discuss the boosted AdS soliton solution. However, although there is the same interchange symmetry between the boosted Ricci flat black hole and boosted AdS soliton, the analogy of laws of the boosted AdS soliton solution may be of no sense for the existence of the closed timelike curves and conical singularity. In spite of that, the conserved charges such as the energy and momentum of the boosted AdS soliton are well-defined, and an interesting result is that its energy is lower than that of the static AdS soliton. On the other hand, note that although the laws obtained above are the same as those of the asymptotically flat case, the underlying deduced contents are different. Thus, our results could also be considered as a simple generalization to the asymptotically AdS case. Moreover, during the calculation, we find that there may be a new way to define the gravitational tension which can come from the quasi-local stress tensor of the counter-term method.Comment: V4: 15 pages, no figure, version to appear in JHE

    Vacuum solutions with nontrivial boundaries for the Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet theory

    Full text link
    The classification of certain class of static solutions for the Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet theory in vacuum is presented. The spacelike section of the class of metrics under consideration is a warped product of the real line with a nontrivial base manifold. For arbitrary values of the Gauss-Bonnet coupling, the base manifold must be Einstein with an additional scalar restriction. The geometry of the boundary can be relaxed only when the Gauss-Bonnet coupling is related with the cosmological and Newton constants, so that the theory admits a unique maximally symmetric solution. This additional freedom in the boundary metric allows the existence of three main branches of geometries in the bulk, containing new black holes and wormholes in vacuum.Comment: Prepared for the proceedings of the 7th Alexander Friedmann International Seminar on Gravitation and Cosmology, July 2008, Joao Pessoa, Brasil. 4 pages, References adde

    Do Killing-Yano tensors form a Lie Algebra?

    Get PDF
    Killing-Yano tensors are natural generalizations of Killing vectors. We investigate whether Killing-Yano tensors form a graded Lie algebra with respect to the Schouten-Nijenhuis bracket. We find that this proposition does not hold in general, but that it does hold for constant curvature spacetimes. We also show that Minkowski and (anti)-deSitter spacetimes have the maximal number of Killing-Yano tensors of each rank and that the algebras of these tensors under the SN bracket are relatively simple extensions of the Poincare and (A)dS symmetry algebras.Comment: 17 page

    The First Law for Boosted Kaluza-Klein Black Holes

    Get PDF
    We study the thermodynamics of Kaluza-Klein black holes with momentum along the compact dimension, but vanishing angular momentum. These black holes are stationary, but non-rotating. We derive the first law for these spacetimes and find that the parameter conjugate to variations in the length of the compact direction is an effective tension, which generally differs from the ADM tension. For the boosted black string, this effective tension is always positive, while the ADM tension is negative for large boost parameter. We also derive two Smarr formulas, one that follows from time translation invariance, and a second one that holds only in the case of exact translation symmetry in the compact dimension. Finally, we show that the `tension first law' derived by Traschen and Fox in the static case has the form of a thermodynamic Gibbs-Duhem relation and give its extension in the stationary, non-rotating case.Comment: 20 pages, 0 figures; v2 - reference adde

    Dilaton Black Holes in de Sitter or Anti-de Sitter Universe

    Full text link
    Poletti and Wiltshire have shown that, with the exception of a pure cosmological constant, the solution of a dilaton black hole in the background of de Sitter or anti-de Sitter universe, does not exist in the presence of one Liouville-type dilaton potential. Here with the combination of three Liouville-type dilaton potentials, we obtain the dilaton black hole solutions in the background of de Sitter or anti-de Sitter universe.Comment: 13 pages,to appear in Phys. Rev.

    A Probe Particle in Kerr-Newman-deSitter Cosmos

    Get PDF
    We consider the force acting on a spinning charged test particle (probe particle) with the mass m and the charge q in slow rotating the Kerr-Newman-deSitter(KNdS) black hole with the mass M and the charge Q. We consider the case which the spin vector of the probe particle is parallel to the angular momentum vector of the KNdS space-time. We take account of the gravitational spin-spin interaction under the slow rotating limit of the KNdS space-time. When Q=M and q=m, we show that the force balance holds including the spin-spin interaction and the motion is approximately same as that of a particle in the deSitter space-time. This force cancellation suggests the possibility of the existence of an exact solution of spinning multi-KNdS black hole.Comment: 7 pages, Classical and Quantum Gravity accepte
    corecore