Black holes with quantum massive spin-2 hair

Gia Dvali

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    We show that black holes can posses a long range quantum-mechanical hair associated with a massive spin-2 field, which can be detected by a stringy generalization of the Aharovon-Bohm effect, in which a string loop lassoes the black hole. The long distance effect persist for arbitrarily high mass of the spin-2 field. An analogous effect is exhibited by a massive antisymmetric two-form field. We make a close parallel between the two and the ordinary Aharonov-Bohm phenomenon, and also show that in the latter case the effect can be experienced even by the electrically-neutral particles, provided some boundary terms are added to the action.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number044013
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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