Black hole horizons at the extremal limit in Lorentz-violating gravity

Franchini, Nicola and Saravani, Mehdi and Sotiriou, Thomas P. (2017) Black hole horizons at the extremal limit in Lorentz-violating gravity. Physical Review D, 96 (10). 104044/1-104044/11. ISSN 2470-0029

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Abstract

Lorentz-violating gravity theories with a preferred foliation can have instantaneous propagation. Nonetheless, it has been shown that black holes can still exist in such theories and the relevant notion of an event horizon has been dubbed “universal horizon.” In stationary spacetimes the universal horizon has to reside in a region of spacetime where the Killing vector associated with stationarity is spacelike. This raises the question of what happens to the universal horizon in the extremal limit, where no such region exists anymore. We use a decoupling limit approximation to study this problem. Our results suggest that at the extremal limit, the extremal Killing horizon appears to play the role of a degenerate universal horizon, despite being a null and not a spacelike surface, and hence not a leaf of the preferred foliation.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Physics and Astronomy
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.96.104044
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 09:59
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 21:16
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48718

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