Stability of non-Abelian black holes and catastrophe theory

K. Maeda*, T. Tachizawa, T. Torii, T. Maki

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Two types of self-gravitating particle solutions found in several theories with non-Abelian fields are smoothly connected by a family of nontrivial black holes. There exists a maximum point of the black hole entropy where the stability of solutions changes. This criterion is universal, and the changes in stability follow from a catastrophe-theoretic analysis of the potential function defined by black hole entropy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-453
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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