Geometro-thermodynamics of tidal charged black holes

László Árpád Gergely, Narit Pidokrajt, Sergei Winitzki

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Tidal charged spherically symmetric vacuum brane black holes are characterized by their mass m and tidal charge q, an imprint of the five-dimensional Weyl curvature. For q > 0 they are formally identical to the Reissner-Nordström black hole of general relativity. We study the thermodynamics and thermodynamic geometries of tidal charged black holes and discuss similarities and differences as compared to the Reissner-Nordströ m black hole. As a similarity, we show that (for q > 0) the heat capacity of the tidal charged black hole diverges on a set of measure zero of the parameter space, nevertheless both the regularity of the Ruppeiner metric and a Poincaré stability analysis show no phase transition at those points. The thermodynamic state spaces being different indicates that the underlying statistical models could be different. We find that the q < 0 parameter range, which enhances the localization of gravity on the brane, is thermodynamically preferred. Finally we constrain for the first time the possible range of the tidal charge from the thermodynamic limit on gravitational radiation efficiency at black hole mergers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1569
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - márc. 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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