Horizon structure of rotating Bardeen black hole and particle acceleration
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Abstract
We investigate the horizon structure and ergosphere in a rotating Bardeen regular black hole, which has an additional parameter (g) due to the magnetic charge, apart from the mass (M) and the rotation parameter (a). Interestingly, for each value of the parameter g, there exists a critical rotation parameter (\(a=a_{E}\)), which corresponds to an extremal black hole with degenerate horizons, while for \(a<a_{E}\) it describes a non-extremal black hole with two horizons, and no black hole for \(a>a_{E}\). We find that the extremal value \(a_E\) is also influenced by the parameter g, and so is the ergosphere. While the value of \(a_E\) remarkably decreases when compared with the Kerr black hole, the ergosphere becomes thicker with the increase in g. We also study the collision of two equal mass particles near the horizon of this black hole, and explicitly show the effect of the parameter g. The center-of-mass energy (\(E_\mathrm{CM}\)) not only depend on the rotation parameter a, but also on the parameter g. It is demonstrated that the \(E_\mathrm{CM}\) could be arbitrarily high in the extremal cases when one of the colliding particles has a critical angular momentum, thereby suggesting that the rotating Bardeen regular black hole can act as a particle accelerator.
1 Introduction
However, it is widely believed that these singularities do not exist in Nature, but that they are the creation or an artifact of classical general relativity. The existence of a singularity, by its very definition, means spacetime fails to exist, signaling a breakdown of the laws of physics. Thus, in order for these laws to exist, singularities must be substituted by some other objects in a more suitable theory. The extreme condition, in any form, that may exist at the singularity implies that one should rely on quantum gravity, expanded to resolve this singularity [4]. While we do not yet have any definite quantum gravity allowing us to understand the inside of the black hole and resolve it separately, we must turn our attention to regular models, which are motivated by quantum arguments. The earliest idea, in mid-1960s, due to Sakharov [5] and Gliner [6], suggests that singularities could be avoided by matter, i.e., with a de Sitter core, with the equation of state \(p=-\rho \). This equation of state is obeyed by the cosmological vacuum and hence, \(T_{\mu \nu }\) takes on a false vacuum of the form \(T_{\mu \nu }=\Lambda g_{\mu \nu }\); \(\Lambda \) is the cosmological constant.
Thus the black hole interior does not result in a singularity but develops a de Sitter like region, eventually settling with a regular center, thus its maximal extension is the one of the Reissner–Nordström spacetime but with a regular center [8, 9]. There has been an enormous advance in the analysis and application of regular black holes [10, 11, 12, 13, 14], however, all subsequent regular black holes were based on the Bardeen idea. The detailed study of circular geodesics of photons of a non-rotating regular black hole can be found in [15]. The deflection of light rays and gravitational lensing in regular Bardeen spacetime was also studied [16]. The ghost images of Keplerian discs, generated by photons with low impact parameters for a regular Bardeen black hole was also discussed [16].
The no-hair theorem suggests that astrophysical black hole candidates are Kerr black holes, but there still lacks direct evidence and its actual nature has not yet been verified. This opens the arena for investigating the properties for black holes that differ from Kerr black holes. Lately, the rotating (spinning) counterpart of Bardeen’s black hole has been proposed, which can be written in Kerr-like form in Boyer–Lindquist coordinates [17]. The rotating Bardeen regular metric has been tested with a black hole candidate in Cygnus X-1 [18], and thereafter more rotating regular black holes were proposed [19, 20, 21, 22]. Interestingly the 3\(\sigma \)-bound \(a_{*}>0.95\) [23] and \(a_{*}>0.983\) [24] for the Kerr black hole changes, respectively, to \(a_{*}>0.78\) and \(\mid \chi \mid <0.41\), and \(a_{*}>0.89\) and \(\mid \chi \mid <0.28\) for the rotating Bardeen regular black hole. Further, the measurement of the Kerr spin parameter of rotating Bardeen regular black holes from the shape of the shadow of a black holes was also explored [25]. The rotating Bardeen black holes accommodate the Kerr black holes in the special case when the deviation parameter, \(g =0\), may be regarded as a well-suited framework for exploring astrophysical black holes.
2 Rotating Bardeen regular black hole
The values of the horizons of a rotating Bardeen regular black hole with the parameters \(M=1\) and \(\theta =\pi /2\) (\(\delta _{h}^{g}=r^{+}_{H}-r^{-}_{H}\))
a | \(g=0\) | \(g=0.2\) | \(g=0.3\) | \(g=0.4\) | ||||||||
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\(r^{-}_{H}\) | \(r^{+}_{H}\) | \(\delta _{h}^{g}\) | \(r^{-}_{H}\) | \(r^{+}_{H}\) | \(\delta _{h}^{g}\) | \(r^{-}_{H}\) | \(r^{+}_{H}\) | \(\delta _{h}^{g}\) | \(r^{-}_{H}\) | \(r^{+}_{H}\) | \(\delta _{h}^{g}\) | |
0.5 | 0.13397 | 1.86603 | 1.73206 | 0.29652 | 1.82784 | 1.53132 | 0.40030 | 1.77671 | 1.37641 | 0.52235 | 1.69683 | 1.17448 |
0.6 | 0.20000 | 1.80000 | 1.60000 | 0.36555 | 1.75683 | 1.39128 | 0.48388 | 1.69783 | 1.21395 | 0.62877 | 1.60175 | 0.97298 |
0.7 | 0.28585 | 1.71414 | 1.45829 | 0.45416 | 1.66265 | 1.20849 | 0.59211 | 1.58940 | 0.99729 | 0.77907 | 1.45731 | 0.67824 |
0.8 | 0.40000 | 1.60000 | 1.20000 | 0.57655 | 1.53228 | 0.95573 | 0.75247 | 1.42484 | 0.67237 | \(-\) | \(-\) | \(-\) |
\(a_{E}^*\) | 1.00000 | 1.00000 | 0.00000 | 1.04769 | 1.04769 | 0.00000 | 1.08604 | 1.08604 | 0.00000 | 1.11879 | 1.11879 | 0.00000 |
The Boyer–Lindquist coordinates are most widely used by astrophysicists, as in these coordinates the rotating black hole has just one off-diagonal term. The rotating Bardeen metric, like the Kerr metric, in Boyer–Lindquist coordinates does not depend on \(t, \phi \), which means the Killing symmetries and the Killing vectors are given by \(\eta ^{\mu } = \delta _t^{\mu }\) and \(\xi ^{\mu } = \delta _{\phi }^{\mu }\), with \(\delta _{a}^{\mu }\) the Kronecker delta. The existence of the two Killing vectors \(\eta ^{\mu }\) and \(\xi ^{\mu }\) implies that the corresponding momenta of a test particle, \(p_t\) and \(p_{\phi }\), are constants of the motion.
2.1 Horizons and ergosphere
The values of the outer static limit surface and event horizon of a rotating Bardeen regular black hole with parameters \(\zeta =2\), \(\lambda =3\), \(M=1\), and \(\theta =\pi /4\) (\(\delta _{e}^{g}=r^{+}_{sls}-r^{+}_{H}\))
a | \(g=0\) | \(g=0.2\) | \(g=0.3\) | \(g=0.4\) | ||||||||
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\(r^{+}_{H}\) | \(r^{+}_{sls}\) | \(\delta _{e}^{g}\) | \(r^{+}_{H}\) | \(r^{+}_{sls}\) | \(\delta _{e}^{g}\) | \(r^{+}_{H}\) | \(r^{+}_{sls}\) | \(\delta _{e}^{g}\) | \(r^{+}_{H}\) | \(r^{+}_{sls}\) | \(\delta _{e}^{g}\) | |
0.5 | 1.86603 | 1.93541 | 0.06938 | 1.82855 | 1.90211 | 0.07356 | 1.77855 | 1.85831 | 0.07976 | 1.70092 | 1.79209 | 0.09117 |
0.6 | 1.80000 | 1.90554 | 0.10554 | 1.75807 | 1.87081 | 0.11274 | 1.70115 | 1.82492 | 0.12377 | 1.60973 | 1.75498 | 0.14525 |
0.7 | 1.71414 | 1.86891 | 0.15477 | 1.66490 | 1.83227 | 0.16737 | 1.59578 | 1.78355 | 0.18777 | 1.47589 | 1.70843 | 0.23254 |
0.8 | 1.60000 | 1.82462 | 0.22462 | 1.53680 | 1.78541 | 0.24861 | 1.44038 | 1.73279 | 0.29241 | 1.19504 | 1.65023 | 0.45519 |
0.9 | 1.43589 | 1.77136 | 0.33547 | 1.33282 | 1.72860 | 0.39578 | \(-\) | 1.67041 | \(-\) | \(-\) | 1.57651 | \(-\) |
3 Equations of motion and the effective potential
The limiting values of the angular momentum for different extremal cases of a rotating Bardeen regular black hole
g | \(a_{E}\) | \(r^{E}_{H}\) | \(L_{2}\) | \(L_{1}\) |
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0 | 1.0 | 1.00000 | \(-\)4.82843 | 2.00000 |
0.2 | 0.942439535325 | 1.04769 | \(-\)4.77988 | 2.10714 |
0.3 | 0.875075019710 | 1.08604 | \(-\)4.72090 | 2.22294 |
0.4 | 0.785157362359 | 1.11879 | \(-\)4.63854 | 2.37934 |
0.5 | 0.671964660485 | 1.13979 | \(-\)4.52854 | 2.60418 |
0.6 | 0.529498982374 | 1.14404 | \(-\)4.38025 | 3.00134 |
4 Near horizon collision in the rotating Bardeen regular black hole
The limiting values of the angular momentum for different non-extremal cases of a rotating Bardeen regular black hole
g | a | \(r^{+}_{H}\) | \(r^{-}_{H}\) | \(L_{4}\) | \(L_{3}\) |
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0 | 0.95 | 1.31225 | 0.68775 | \(-\)4.79285 | 2.44721 |
0.2 | 0.90 | 1.31866 | 0.78085 | \(-\)4.74908 | 2.49499 |
0.3 | 0.80 | 1.42484 | 0.75247 | \(-\)4.66471 | 2.70926 |
0.4 | 0.70 | 1.45731 | 0.77907 | \(-\)4.57216 | 2.84820 |
0.5 | 0.60 | 1.43116 | 0.83941 | \(-\)4.46958 | 2.94361 |
0.6 | 0.50 | 1.31840 | 0.96243 | \(-\)4.38474 | 3.18263 |
4.1 Near horizon collision in non-extremal rotating Bardeen regular black hole
5 Conclusion
There have been made many efforts to push Einstein gravity as much as possible to its limit, trying to avoid the central singularity. Following some very early ideas of Sakharov [5], Gliner [6], and Bardeen [7], solutions possessing a global structure like the one of black hole spacetimes, but in which the central singularity is absent, have been found. The first regular black hole solution having an event horizon was obtained by Bardeen [7], which is a solution of Einstein equations in the presence of an electromagnetic field. Recently, the rotating Bardeen regular black hole was also found [17]. Further, astrophysical black hole candidates are thought to be the Kerr black holes of general relativity, however, the actual nature of these objects is still to be verified. In this paper, we have investigated in detail the horizons and ergosphere for the rotating Bardeen regular black hole and also analyzed the possibility that it can act as a particle accelerator by studying the collision of two particles falling freely from rest at infinity. The horizon structure of the rotating Bardeen regular black hole is complicated as compared to the Kerr black hole. It has been observed that, for each g and suitable choice of the parameters, we can find the critical value \(a=a_{E}\), which corresponds to an extremal black hole with degenerate horizons; i.e., when \(a=a_{E}\), the two horizons coincide (cf. Figs. 1 and 2). Interestingly, the value \(a_{E}\) is sensitive to the parameter g: \(a_{E}\) decreases with the increase in g. However, when \(a<a_{E}\), we have a regular black hole with Cauchy and event horizon, and for \(a>a_{E}\), no horizon exists. Furthermore, the ergosphere area increases with the increase in a. On the other hand, when the value of g increases, the ergosphere area enlarges. It has been suggested that the ergosphere can be used to extract energy from rotating black holes through the Penrose process [28]. However, Penrose himself said that the method is inefficient [39], although later [29] showed that the theoretical efficiency could reach 20 % extra energy up to 60 %. In the case of a rotating black hole the efficiency of the collisional process is not high, if a magnetic field effect is not involved, rather it is efficient in the case of a Kerr naked singularity [40, 41]. Hence, the parameter g may play a significant role in the energy extraction process from rotating Bardeen regular black holes, which is being investigated separately.
It has been shown by BSW [30] that \(E_\mathrm{CM}\) of two colliding particles may occur at an arbitrarily high energy for the case of extremal Kerr black holes. The BSW analysis when extended to the rotating Bardeen regular black hole, with some restriction on the parameters, shows an arbitrary high \(E_\mathrm{CM}\) can be achieved when the collision takes place near the horizon of an extremal rotating Bardeen regular black hole; one of the colliding particles must have a critical angular momentum. We have also calculated the range of the angular momentum for which a particle may reach the horizon; i.e., if the angular momentum lies in the range, the collision is possible near the horizon of the rotating Bardeen regular black holes. The calculation of \(E_\mathrm{CM}\) was performed in the case of a rotating Bardeen regular black hole for various values of g, and we found that they are infinite if one of the colliding particles has the critical angular momentum in the required range. On the other hand, \(E_\mathrm{CM}\) has always a finite upper limit for the non-extremal rotating Bardeen regular black hole. Thus, the BSW mechanism, for the rotating Bardeen regular black hole, depends both on the rotation parameter a as well as on the deviation parameter g. For the non-extremal black hole, we have also seen the effect of g on \(E_\mathrm{CM}\), demonstrating an increase in the value of the \(E_\mathrm{CM}\) with an increase in the value of g.
According to the no-hair theorem, all astrophysical black holes are expected to be like Kerr black holes, but the actual nature of this has still to be verified [18]. The impact of the parameter g on the horizon structure, ergoregion, and particle acceleration presents a good theoretical opportunity to distinguish the rotating Bardeen regular black hole from the Kerr black and to test whether astrophysical black hole candidates are the black holes as predicted by Einsteins general relativity.
Notes
Acknowledgments
M.A. acknowledges the University Grant Commission, India, for financial support through the Maulana Azad National Fellowship For Minority Students scheme (Grant No. F1-17.1/2012-13/MANF-2012-13-MUS-RAJ-8679). S.G.G. would like to thank SERB-DST for Research Project Grant NO SB/S2/HEP-008/2014, also would like to thank IUCAA, Pune, for hospitality while part of this work was done.
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