Hawking Radiation for a Proca Field: Numerical Strategy

  • Carlos Herdeiro
  • Marco O. P. Sampaio
  • Mengjie Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 60)


We compute the Hawking radiation for a Proca field in the D-dimensional Schwarzschild background. We construct a numerical strategy to solve the coupled system which describes a coupling between two physical degrees of freedom of the field due to the mass term. We show how to define the transmission factors for the coupled system from an S matrix and compute them to generate the Hawking fluxes.


Black Hole Energy Flux Event Horizon Longitudinal Mode Transmission Factor 
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The work in this paper is supported by the grants PTDC/FIS/116625/2010 and NRHEP–295189-FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES. M.S. and M.W. are funded by FCT through the grants SFRH/BPD/69971/2010 and SFRH/BD/51648/2011.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Herdeiro
    • 1
  • Marco O. P. Sampaio
    • 1
  • Mengjie Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Física da Universidade de Aveiro and I3NAveiroPortugal

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