Axionic black holes from massive axions

Theodore J. Allen, Mark J. Bowick, Amitabha Lahiri

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A black hole may carry axionic charge in a theory which has gravity coupled to a massless two-form Kalb-Ramond field. We show that this effect persists if the axion has a topological mass term coupling the Kalb-Ramond potential to a U(1) gauge field. Such mass terms arise in the low-energy effective theory of the string.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 8 1990

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Allen, T. J., Bowick, M. J., & Lahiri, A. (1990). Axionic black holes from massive axions. Physics Letters B, 237(1), 47-51.