A no black hole theorem

Gavin S. Hartnett, Gary T. Horowitz, Kengo Maeda

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Abstract

We show that one cannot put a stationary (extended) black hole inside certain gravitating flux-tubes. This includes an electric flux-tube in five-dimensional Einstein-Maxwell theory, as well as the standard flux-branes of string theory. The flux always causes the black hole to grow indefinitely. One finds a similar restriction in a Kaluza-Klein setting where the higher dimensional spacetime contains no matter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055011
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 5

Keywords

  • black branes
  • flux-branes
  • higher-dimensional

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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