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Title: Axionic black holes and an Aharonov-Bohm effect for strings

Abstract

It is shown that a black hole of fixed mass can carry arbitrary axionic charge. The unique static black-hole solution is found to have vanishing axion field strength but nonvanishing potential. The axion charge cannot be detected by point particles, but can be detected by strings in a process analogous to the Aharonov-Bohm effect. It is argued that the existence of axion charge may play a significant role in the late stages of black-hole evaporation.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Physics Department, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244-1130
OSTI Identifier:
6586222
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6586222
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Phys. Rev. Lett.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61:25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; AXIONS; COSMOLOGICAL MODELS; BLACK HOLES; EINSTEIN FIELD EQUATIONS; GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS; POSTULATED PARTICLES; SCALAR FIELDS; SCHWARZSCHILD METRIC; BOSONS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; EQUATIONS; FIELD EQUATIONS; GOLDSTONE BOSONS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; METRICS 657003* -- Theoretical & Mathematical Physics-- Relativity & Gravitation; 645400 -- High Energy Physics-- Field Theory

Citation Formats

Bowick, M.J., Giddings, S.B., Harvey, J.A., Horowitz, G.T., and Strominger, A. Axionic black holes and an Aharonov-Bohm effect for strings. United States: N. p., 1988. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.61.2823.
Bowick, M.J., Giddings, S.B., Harvey, J.A., Horowitz, G.T., & Strominger, A. Axionic black holes and an Aharonov-Bohm effect for strings. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.61.2823.
Bowick, M.J., Giddings, S.B., Harvey, J.A., Horowitz, G.T., and Strominger, A. Mon . "Axionic black holes and an Aharonov-Bohm effect for strings". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.61.2823.
@article{osti_6586222,
title = {Axionic black holes and an Aharonov-Bohm effect for strings},
author = {Bowick, M.J. and Giddings, S.B. and Harvey, J.A. and Horowitz, G.T. and Strominger, A.},
abstractNote = {It is shown that a black hole of fixed mass can carry arbitrary axionic charge. The unique static black-hole solution is found to have vanishing axion field strength but nonvanishing potential. The axion charge cannot be detected by point particles, but can be detected by strings in a process analogous to the Aharonov-Bohm effect. It is argued that the existence of axion charge may play a significant role in the late stages of black-hole evaporation.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.61.2823},
journal = {Phys. Rev. Lett.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 61:25,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {12}
}