Effect of self-interaction on charged black hole radiance

Per Kraus, Frank Wilczek

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We extend our previous analysis of the modification of the spectrum of black hole radiance due to the simplest and probably most quantitatively important back-reaction effect, that is self-gravitational interaction, to the case of charged holes. As anticipated, the corrections are small for low-energy radiation when the hole is well away from extremality, but become qualitatively important near extremality. A notable result is that radiation which could leave the hole with mass and charge characteristic of a naked singularity, predicted in the usual approximation of fixed space-time geometry, is here suppressed. We discuss the nature of our approximations, and show how they work in a simpler electromagnetic analogue problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-242
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 6 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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