General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 28, Issue 7, pp 843–854 | Cite as

Critical behavior of extremal Kerr-Newman black holes

  • Osamu Kaburaki
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Abstract

The previously suggested existence of second-order phase transitions in a series of Kerr-Newman holes is re-examined in the framework of equilibrium black-hole thermodynamics, to distinguish a true transition from another confusing phenomenon. By adopting a physical interpretation unique to the black-hole thermodynamics, various critical exponents are calculated for one side of the transition which is shown actually very likely to occur at the extremal limit.

Keywords

Phase Transition Black Hole Differential Geometry Physical Interpretation Critical Exponent 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Osamu Kaburaki
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  1. 1.Astronomical Institute, Graduate School of ScienceTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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