Black holes on the brane

N. Dadhich, R. Maartens, P. Papadopoulos, V. Rezania

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We consider exact solutions for static black holes localized on a three-brane in five-dimensional gravity in the Randall-Sundrum scenario. We show that the Reissner-Nördstrom metric is an exact solution of the effective Einstein equations on the brane, re-interpreted as a black hole without electric charge, but with instead a tidal `charge' arising via gravitational effects from the fifth dimension. The tidal correction to the Schwarzschild potential is negative, which is impossible in general relativity, and in this case only one horizon is admitted, located outside the Schwarzschild horizon. The solution satisfies a closed system of equations on the brane, and describes the strong-gravity regime. Current observations do not strongly constrain the tidal charge, and significant tidal corrections could in principle arise in the strong-gravity regime and for primordial black holes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
Early online date4 Aug 2000
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2000


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