Instability of hairy black holes in regularized 4-dimensional Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity

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In regularized 4-dimensional Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet (EGB) gravity derived from a Kaluza-Klein reduction of higher-dimensional EGB theory, we study the existence and stability of black hole (BH) solutions on a static and spherically symmetric background. We show that asymptotically-flat hairy BH solutions realized for a spatially-flat maximally symmetric internal space are unstable against linear perturbations for any rescaled GB coupling constant. This instability is present for the angular propagation of even-parity perturbations both in the vicinity of an event horizon and at spatial infinity. There is also a strong coupling problem associated with the kinetic term of even-parity perturbations vanishing everywhere.

Original languageEnglish
Article number137329
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Oct 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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