Global structure of evaporating black holes

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By extending the charged Vaidya metric to cover all of spacetime, we obtain a Penrose diagram for the formation and evaporation of a charged black hole. In this construction, the singularity is time-like. The entire spacetime can be predicted from initial conditions if boundary conditions at the singularity are known.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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