TY - JOUR

T1 - Boltzmann factor and Hawking radiation

AU - Ryskin, Gregory

PY - 2014/6/27

Y1 - 2014/6/27

N2 - Hawking radiation has thermal spectrum corresponding to the temperature TH=(8πM)-1, where M is the mass (energy) of the black hole. Corrections to the Hawking radiation spectrum were discovered by Kraus and Wilczek (1995) and Parikh and Wilczek (2000). Here I show that these corrections follow directly from the basic principles of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. In essence, it is the Boltzmann factor that ought to be corrected; corrections to the Hawking (or any other) radiation spectrum then follow necessarily.

AB - Hawking radiation has thermal spectrum corresponding to the temperature TH=(8πM)-1, where M is the mass (energy) of the black hole. Corrections to the Hawking radiation spectrum were discovered by Kraus and Wilczek (1995) and Parikh and Wilczek (2000). Here I show that these corrections follow directly from the basic principles of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. In essence, it is the Boltzmann factor that ought to be corrected; corrections to the Hawking (or any other) radiation spectrum then follow necessarily.

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U2 - 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.05.085

DO - 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.05.085

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84902169491

VL - 734

SP - 394

EP - 395

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

ER -