Axially symmetric static scalar solitons and black holes with scalar hair

Burkhard Kleihaus*, Jutta Kunz, Eugen Radu, Bintoro Subagyo

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We construct static, asymptotically flat black hole solutions with scalar hair. They evade the no-hair theorems by having a scalar potential which is not strictly positive. By including an azimuthal winding number in the scalar field ansatz, we find hairy black hole solutions which are static but axially symmetric only. These solutions possess a globally regular limit, describing scalar solitons. A branch of axially symmetric black holes is found to possess a positive specific heat.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-494
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes


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