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General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 21, Issue 8, pp 761–766 | Cite as

Black hole evaporation and higher-derivative gravity

  • Robert C. Myers
  • Jonathan Z. Simon
Research Articles

Abstract

We examine the role which higher-derivative gravity interactions may play in black hole evaporation. The thermodynamic properties of black holes in Lovelock gravity are described. In certain cases, the specific heat of a black hole becomes positive at a small mass. This results in an infinite lifetime for the black hole (and also allows it to achieve stable equilibrium with a thermal environment). Thus no conflict with unitary time evolution would arise in such theories.

Keywords

Evaporation Black Hole Time Evolution Thermodynamic Property Differential Geometry 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Myers
    • 1
  • Jonathan Z. Simon
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta Barbara
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta Barbara

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