ON THE ORIGIN OF BLACK HOLE EVAPORATION RADIATION.

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Abstract

The physical basis underlying the black hole evaporation process is clarified by a calculation of the expectation value of the energy-momentum tensor for a massless scalar field in a completely general two dimensional collapse scenario. It is found that radiation is produced inside the collapsing matter which propagates both inwards and outwards. In the special case of a collapsing hollow, thin shell of matter, all the radiation is produced at the shell. These results are independent of regularization ambiguities, which enter only the static vacuum polarization terms in the energy-momentum tensor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc R Soc London Ser A
Pages129-137
Number of pages9
Volume351
Edition1664
StatePublished - Oct 8 1976
Externally publishedYes

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    Davies, P. (1976). ON THE ORIGIN OF BLACK HOLE EVAPORATION RADIATION. In Proc R Soc London Ser A (1664 ed., Vol. 351, pp. 129-137)