Supersymmetric AdS4 black holes and attractors

  • Sergio L. CacciatoriEmail author
  • Dietmar Klemm


Using the general recipe given in arXiv:0804.0009, where all timelike supersymmetric solutions of \( \mathcal{N} = 2 \), D = 4 gauged supergravity coupled to abelian vector multiplets were classified, we construct the first examples of genuine supersymmetric black holes in AdS4 with nonconstant scalar fields. This is done for various choices of the prepotential, amongst others for the STU model. These solutions permit to study the BPS attractor flow in AdS. We also determine the most general supersymmetric static near-horizon geometry and obtain the attractor equations in gauged supergravity. As a general feature we find the presence of flat directions in the black hole potential, i.e., generically the values of the moduli on the horizon are not completely specified by the charges. For one of the considered prepotentials, the resulting moduli space is determined explicitely. Still, in all cases, we find that the black hole entropy depends only on the charges, in agreement with the attractor mechanism.


Black Holes in String Theory AdS-CFT Correspondence Superstring Vacua 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche e MatematicheUniversità dell’InsubriaComoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di MilanoMilanoItaly
  3. 3.INFN, Sezione di MilanoMilanoItaly

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