Charged black holes in higher-dimensional Eddington-inspired Born-Infeld gravity

Byon N. Jayawiguna, Handhika S. Ramadhan

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We study static (electrically)-charged solutions of Eddington-inspired Born-Infeld (EiBI) theory of gravity in general D-dimensional spacetime. We consider both linear (Maxwell) as well as nonlinear electrodynamics for the matter fields. In this particular work, the nonlinear theory we specifically consider is the Born-Infeld (BI) electrodynamics. The solutions describe higher-dimensional black holes in EiBI gravity. For the linear Maxwell field, we show that the electric field is still singular for D>4. This singularity is cured when EiBI is coupled to the BI electrodynamics. We obtain EiBI-BI black hole solutions in the limit of α˜≡4κb 2 /λ=1 and 2. We also investigate their thermodynamical property. We show that all solutions satisfy the first-law of black hole thermodynamics, from which their corresponding ADM mass can be extracted. It is found that κ imposes a charge screening that makes the corresponding Hawking temperature experiences some sudden jump from charged-type to the Schwarzschild-type at some critical value of κ. Thermodynamical stability reveals that the EiBI-BI black holes can exist with smaller horizon than their Reissner-Nordstrom (RN) counterparts.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114615
JournalNuclear Physics B
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

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