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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Publication details for Ruth Gregory

Appels, Michael, Gregory, Ruth & Kubiznak, David (2017). Black hole thermodynamics with conical defects. Journal of High Energy Physics 2017(5): 116.

Author(s) from Durham


Recently we have shown [1] how to formulate a thermodynamic first law for a single (charged) accelerated black hole in AdS space by fixing the conical deficit angles present in the spacetime. Here we show how to generalise this result, formulating thermodynamics for black holes with varying conical deficits. We derive a new potential for the varying tension defects: the thermodynamic length, both for accelerating and static black holes. We discuss possible physical processes in which the tension of a string ending on a black hole might vary, and also map out the thermodynamic phase space of accelerating black holes and explore their critical phenomena.