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Title: Black rings in five dimensions
Keywords: inverse scattering method, black ring: rotation, black ring: dipole, dimension: 5, dimension: 6
Issue Date: 19-Aug-2013
Citation: HONG CHONG MING, KENNETH (2013-08-19). Black rings in five dimensions. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The term black ring describes a five-dimensional black hole with an event horizon of topology S^1?S^2. The Pomeransky-Sen'kov solution is well known to describe an asymptotically flat doubly rotating black ring in five dimensions, whose self-gravity is exactly balanced by the centrifugal force arising from the rotation in the ring direction. In this thesis, we generalise this solution to the unbalanced case, in which there is in general a conical singularity in the space-time. Unlike a previous form of this solution presented in the literature, our form is much more compact. We describe in detail how this solution can be derived using the inverse-scattering method, and study its various properties. In particular, we show how various known limits can be recovered as special cases of this solution. We also present a dipole-charged generalisation of the Pomeransky-Sen'kov black ring in five-dimensional Kaluza-Klein theory. It rotates in two independent directions, although one of the rotations has been tuned to achieve balance, so that the space-time does not contain any conical singularities. This solution was constructed using the inverse-scattering method in six-dimensional vacuum gravity. We then study various physical properties of this solution, with particular emphasis on the new features that the dipole charge introduces.
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