TY - JOUR

T1 - Stability of a dilatonic black hole with a Gauss-Bonnet term

AU - Torii, Takashi

AU - Maeda, Kei Ichi

PY - 1998

Y1 - 1998

N2 - We investigate the stability of black hole solutions in an effective theory derived from a superstring model, which includes a dilaton field and the Gauss-Bonnet term. The critical solution, below which mass no static solution exists, divides a family of solutions in the mass-entropy diagram into two. The upper branch approaches the Schwarzschild solution in the large mass limit, while the lower branch ends up with a singular solution which has a naked singularity. In order to investigate the stability of black hole solutions, we adopt two methods. The first one is catastrophe theory, with which we discuss the stability of non-Abelian black holes in general relativity. The present system is classified as a fold catastrophe, which is the simplest case. Following catastrophe theory, if we regard entropy and mass as the potential and the control parameter, respectively, we find the lower branch is more unstable than the upper branch. To confirm this, we study the second method, which is a linear perturbation analysis. We find an unstable mode only for the solutions in the lower branch. Hence, our investigation presents one example that catastrophe theory is also applicable for a generalized theory of gravity.

AB - We investigate the stability of black hole solutions in an effective theory derived from a superstring model, which includes a dilaton field and the Gauss-Bonnet term. The critical solution, below which mass no static solution exists, divides a family of solutions in the mass-entropy diagram into two. The upper branch approaches the Schwarzschild solution in the large mass limit, while the lower branch ends up with a singular solution which has a naked singularity. In order to investigate the stability of black hole solutions, we adopt two methods. The first one is catastrophe theory, with which we discuss the stability of non-Abelian black holes in general relativity. The present system is classified as a fold catastrophe, which is the simplest case. Following catastrophe theory, if we regard entropy and mass as the potential and the control parameter, respectively, we find the lower branch is more unstable than the upper branch. To confirm this, we study the second method, which is a linear perturbation analysis. We find an unstable mode only for the solutions in the lower branch. Hence, our investigation presents one example that catastrophe theory is also applicable for a generalized theory of gravity.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevD.58.084004

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevD.58.084004

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0542418281

SN - 1550-7998

VL - 58

JO - Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

JF - Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

IS - 8

ER -