Dirty black holes and hairy black holes

Lawrence M. Krauss, Hong Liu, Junseong Heo

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An approach based on considerations of the nonclassical energy momentum tensor outside the event horizon of a black hole provides additional physical insight into the nature of discrete quantum hair on black holes and its effect on black hole temperature. Our analysis both extends previous work based on the Euclidean action techniques and corrects an omission in that work. We also raise several issues related to the effects of instantons on black hole thermodynamics and the relation between these effects and results in two dimensional quantum field theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5164-5167
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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