Boltzmann factor and Hawking radiation

Gregory Ryskin*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-395
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume734
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 27 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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