Black holes thermodynamics to all orders in the Planck length in extra dimensions
Abstract
We investigate the effects to all orders in the Planck length, from a generalized uncertainty principle (GUP), on the thermodynamic parameters of radiating Schwarzschild black holes in a scenario with large extra dimensions. We show that black holes in this framework are hotter, have less degrees of freedom and decay faster compared to black holes in the Hawking picture and in the framework with GUP to leading order in the Planck length. Particularly, we show that the final stage of the evaporation process is a black hole remnant with zero entropy, zero heat capacity and non zero finite temperature. We finally compare our results with the ones obtained in the standard Hawking picture and with the generalized uncertainty principle to leading order in the Planck length.
nouicer@fias.unifrankfurt.de
Keywords: black holes, extra dimensions, quantum gravity phenomenology, generalized uncertainty principle
1 Introduction
The avenue of large extra dimension models (LED) offers new exciting ways to solve the hierarchy problem and to study low scale quantum gravity effects. The model of AlkaninHamed, Dimopoulos and Dvali (ADD) [1, 2, 3] used new large spacelike dimensions without curvature, and gravity is the only force which propagates in the full volume of the spacetime (the bulk). Hence the gravitational force in the fourdimensional world (the brane) appears weak compared to the other forces which do not propagate in the extra dimensions. An alternative model proposed by Randall and Sundrum (RS) used warped extra dimension with a non factorisable geometry [4, 5]. In RS models gravity is diluted by the strong curvature of the extra dimension. Within these models the Planck scale is lowered to values soon accessible of order of a TeV. Among the predicted effects, the experimental production of black holes (BHs) at particle colliders such as the Large Hadronic Collider (LHC) [6] and the muon collider [7], is one of the most exciting possibility which has received a great amount of interest [8][33]. The newly formed BH is expected to decay instantaneously on collider detector time scales (typically of order for LHC). At this scale the evaporation of BH is expected to end leaving up a possible Planck size black hole remnant (BHR).
Recently, a great interest has been devoted to the study of effects of generalized uncertainty principles (GUPs) and modified dispersion relations (MDRs) on various quantum gravity problems [34][38]. The GUPs and MDRs originates from several studies in string theory approach to quantum gravity [39][42], loop quantum gravity [43], noncommutative spacetime algebra [44, 45] and black holes gedanken experiments [46, 47]. Actually, GUPs and MDRs are considered as common features of any promising candidate to a quantum theory of gravity.
In four dimensions, the consequences of GUPs and/or MDRs on BHs thermodynamics have been considered intensively in the recent literature on the subject [48][52], notably it has been shown that GUP prevents black holes from complete evaporation exactly like the standard Heisenberg principle prevents the hydrogen atom from total collapse [53]. Then, at the final stage of the Hawking evaporation process of a black hole, a inert black hole remnant (BHR) continue to exist with zero entropy, zero heat capacity and a finite non zero temperature. The inert character of the BHR, besides gravitational interactions, renders this object a serious candidate to explain the origin of dark matter [54, 55]. A particular attention has been also devoted to the computation of the entropy and to the subleading logarithmic correction [56][64]. The phenomenological properties of Black holes in the framework of the ADD model with GUP have been recently also studied [26, 65].
Until now all of the work has been done with GUP in the leading order in the fundamental length. However, a version of the GUP with higher orders in the Planck length induces quantitative corrections to the entropy and then influences the Hawking evaporation of the black hole [66]. Then, the ultimate quantum nature of the physics at the Planck scale would be best described in the framework of a GUP containing the gravitational effects to all orders in the Planck length . In this framework, the corrections to BH thermodynamic parameters may have important consequences on BHs production at particle colliders.
In this paper we discuss the effects, to all orders in the Planck length, that a GUP may have on thermodynamic parameters of the Schwarzschild BH in the ADD model. The organization of this work is as follows. In section 2, we introduce a deformed position and momentum operators algebra leading to the GUP and examine quantum properties of this algebra. In section 3, the GUPcorrected thermodynamic parameters are computed and the departures from the standard semiclassical description shown. In section 4, we investigate the Hawking evaporation process and calculate exactly the evaporation rate and the decay time. We compare our results with the ones obtained in the context of the semiclassical description and with the GUP to the leading order in the Planck length. Our conclusions are summarized in the last section.
2 All orders corrections of GUP
One of the most interesting consequences of all promising quantum gravity candidates is the existence of a minimal observable length on the order of the Planck length. Actually, part of the work in quantum gravity phenomenology has been tackled with effective models based on MDRs and/or GUPs and containing the minimal length as a natural UV cutoff. The relation between these approaches has been recently clarified and established [68].
The idea of a minimal length can be modeled in terms of a quantized spacetime and goes back to the early days of quantum field theory [69] (see also ). An alternative approach is to consider deformations to the standard Heisenberg algebra [45], which lead to generalized uncertainty principles showing the existence of the minimal length. In this section we follow the latter approach and exploit a result recently obtained in the context of canonical noncommutative field theory in the coherent states representation [74] and field theory on nonanticommutative superspace [75, 76]. Indeed, it has been shown that the Feynman propagator displays an exponential UV cutoff of the form , where the parameter is related to the minimal length. This framework has been further applied, in series of papers [77], to the black hole evaporation process.
At the quantum mechanical level, the UV finiteness of the Feynman propagator can be also captured by a non linear relation, , between the wave vector and the momentum of the particle [68]. This relation must be invertible and has to fulfil the following requirements:

For energies much smaller than the cutoff the usual dispersion relation is recovered.

The wave vector is bounded by the cutoff.
In this picture, the usual commutator between the commuting position and momentum operators is generalized to
(1) 
and the momentum measure is deformed as . In the following, we will restrict ourselves to the isotropic case in one spacelike dimension. Following [74, 76] and setting we have
(2) 
where is a dimensionless constant of order one.
From Eq. we obtain the dispersion relation
(3) 
from which we have the following minimum Compton wavelength
(4) 
We note that a dispersion relation similar to the one given by Eq.(3) has been used recently to investigate the effect of the minimal length on the running gauge couplings [78]. In the context of transPlankian physics, modified dispersion relations have been also used to study the spectrum of the cosmological fluctuations. A particular class of MDRs frequently used in the literature [79, 80] is the well known Unruh dispersion relations given by , with being some positive integer [81].
Let us show that the above results can be obtained from the following momentum space representation of the position and momentum operators
(5) 
The corrections to the standard Heisenberg algebra become effective in the socalled quantum regime where the momentum and length scales are of the order of the Planck mass and the Planck length respectively.
The hermiticity condition of the position operator implies modified completeness relation and modified scalar product given by
(6) 
(7) 
From Eq., we observe that we have reproduced the Gaussian damping factor in the Feynman propagator [74, 76].
The algebra defined by Eq. leads to the following generalized commutator and generalized uncertainty principle (GUP)
(8) 
In order to investigate the quantum mechanical implications of this deformed algebra, we solve the relation for with the equality. Using the property and , the generalized uncertainty relation is written as
(9) 
Taking the square of this expression we obtain
(10) 
where we have set and
The equation given by Eq. is exactly the definition of the Lambert function [82], which is a multivalued function. Its different branches, , are labeled by the integer . When is a real number Eq. have two real solutions for , denoted by and , or it can have only one real solution for , namely . For , Eq.(10) have no real solutions.
Finally, the momentum uncertainty is given by
(11) 
From the argument of the Lambert function we have the following condition
(12) 
which leads to a minimal uncertainty in position given by
(13) 
The absolutely smallest uncertainty in position or minimal length is obtained for physical states for which we have and and is given by
(14) 
In terms of the minimal length the momentum uncertainty becomes
(15) 
Here we observe that is a small parameter by virtue of the GUP, and perturbative expansions to all orders in the Planck length can be safely performed.
Indeed, a series expansion of Eq.(15) gives the corrections to the standard Heisenberg principle
(16) 
This expression of containing only odd powers of is consistent with a recent analysis in which string theory and loop quantum gravity, considered as the most serious candidates for a theory of quantum gravity, put severe constraints on the possible forms of GUPs and MDRs [35].
Let us now recall the form of the GUP to leading order in the Planck length. This GUP is given by
(17) 
A simple calculation leads to the following minimal length
(18) 
which is of order of the Planck length. However, the form of the GUP to leading order in the Planck length leads to a modified dispersion relation which does not fulfill the second requirement listed above [68]. In our case, It is easy to show that the wave vector given by is bounded by the cutoff . This observation may significantly influence the thermodynamics parameters and the evaporation process of small BHs.
In the following sections we use the form of the GUP given by Eq. and investigate the thermodynamics of the Schwarzschild BH. We use units .
3 Black hole thermodynamics with GUP
Black holes in higher dimensional spacetimes have been studied by Myers and Perry [83]. They considered the form of the gravitational background around an uncharged dimensional BH. In the nonrotating case, corresponding to a dimensional spherically symmetric Schwarzschild BH, the line element is given by
(19)  
where is the metric of the unit sphere and is the dimensional Newton’s constant and the size of the extra dimensions. The horizon radius is defined by the vanishing of the component and is given by
(20) 
with
(21) 
and is the fundamental dimensional Planck mass. From Eq.(20) we observe that the horizon radius increases with the spacetime dimension, reflecting the strong gravity effects at small distances.
In the standard case, the Hawking temperature and entropy of a BH of large mass are given by [26]
(22) 
where is the BH horizon area.
Let us then examine the effects to all orders in the Planck length brought by the GUP defined by , on the Hawking temperature and entropy . Following the heuristic argument of [53], based on the uncertainty principle, we have
(23) 
In our framework, we use (10) and consider BH near geometry for which In this case, the existence of the minimal length leads to the following non zero BH minimum mass
(24) 
It is interesting to note that the BH minimum mass presents a maximum for , and tends asymptotically to zero for . In terms of the BH mass, the GUPcorrected Hawking temperature is
(25) 
From this expression we observe, that the BH temperature is only defined for . For a BH with a mass equal to , the Hawking temperature reaches a maximum given by
(26) 
The corrections to the standard Hawking temperature are obtained by expanding in terms of
(27) 
In the limit , the standard expression is recovered. However, as mentioned above for larger , and in this case the standard expression of the BH temperature is also reproduced. This means that BHs with GUP in higher dimensional spacetime evaporate completely exactly like in the semiclassical picture.
In figure 1, we show the variation of the corrected Hawking temperature ( 25) with the BH mass. We observe that BHs in a scenario with extra dimensions are hotter and consequently tends to evaporate faster.
Figure 1: Corrected Hawking temperature versus the black hole mass (in units with ).
We turn now to the calculation of the microcanonical entropy of a large BH. Following heuristic considerations due to Bekenstein, the minimum increase of the area of a BH absorbing a classical particle of energy and size is given by . At the quantum mechanical level, the size and the energy of the particle are constrained to verify and . Then we have Extending this approach to the case with GUP we obtain
(28) 
where and are respectively the BH horizon area and minimum horizon area. Considering near horizon geometry, for which we have as the horizon radius, and with the aid of the Bekenstein calibration factor for the minimum increase of entropy , we have
(29) 
Then , up to an irrelevant constant, we write the entropy as
(30) 
The lower limit of integration is a consequence of the GUP. Using the variable and the relation we have
(31) 
Performing the integration we finally obtain the following corrected BH entropy for some values of . Up to a constant, which is the value of the entropy for , we obtain for
(32) 
(33)  
(34)  
(35)  
(36)  
where is the error function and is the exponential integral. The corrections to the standard expressions are obtained by applying a Taylor expansion around the parameter which is a small one by virtue of the GUP. For we obtain
(37)  
and for we have respectively
(38)  
(39)  
(40)  
(41)  
We note that we have reproduced in the case with even number of dimensions the logarea correction term with a negative sign, since we are dealing with the microcanonical entropy. For , the expansion coefficients are proportional to , exactly as in [49].
In order to analyze the question of how a generalization of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle might influence the BH entropy and then the BH decay, we construct the following ratio between the entropy calculated in different scenarios
(42) 
where are respectively the entropy with the GUP to all orders in the Planck length, the entropy with GUP to leading order in the Planck length (see the end of section 4), and the entropy in the Hawking picture. The results of this analysis are shown in Figs. 2 and 3 where we see that and increase with and decrease with . For large , tends slowly to unity in comparison to . This shows, that the effects of the GUP become relevant as the mass of the BH decreases.
Regarding our results, we conclude that the BH entropy is smaller than the ones obtained in the Hawking picture and with GUP to leading order in the Planck length. On the other hand the BH entropy decreases with the number of dimensions confirming the predictions of GUP to leading order in the Planck length. This indicates that BHs in scenario with extra dimensions and GUP to all orders in the Planck length have less degrees of freedom compared to their counterparts in the Hawking picture and GUP to leading order in the Planck length. Then, in our framework we expect a significant suppression of the multiplicity of the emitted particles in the evaporation phase.
Figure 2: Ratio of the entropy with GUP to all orders in the Planck length to the entropy in the standard Hawking picture as a function of the BH hole mass (in units with ). From left to right, .
Figure 3: Ratio of the entropy with GUP to all orders in the Planck length to the entropy with GUP to leading order in the Planck length as a function of the BH hole mass (in units with ). From left to right, .
4 Black hole evaporation
We consider now the mass loss rates and lifetimes of a BH of large mass . Once produced, the BH undergoes a number of phases before completely evaporating or leaving an inert BH remnant in the scenario with GUP. These phases are summarized in the following [11]
Balding phase: During this phase, the BH lost hair associated with multipole moments inherited from the initial particles, and a fraction of the initial mass will be lost by gravitational radiation.
Evaporation phase: The BH starts losing its angular momentum through the emission of Hawking radiation and possibly, through superradiance and undergoes emission of thermally distributed quanta until the BH reaches the Planck scale. The emitted spectrum contains all Standard model particles, which are emitted on the brane, as well as gravitons, which are also emitted in the bulk direction.
Planck phase: During this phase, the semi classical picture breaks down since the mass and/or the Hawking temperature approach the Planck scale. Hence, a theory of quantum gravity is necessary to study this phase. However, it is suggested that the BH will decay to a few quanta with Planckscale energies or to a inert remnant.
The usual thermodynamical description of the Hawking evaporation process is usually performed with the canonical ensemble (CE) approach. In the CE approach the energies of the emitted particles are small compared to the BH mass. However, it was pointed out in [84], that the CE approach is no longer appropriate in the final stage of evaporation where BH is hot and its mass approaches the Planck scale. Thus, the correct description of the evaporation process requires the use of the microcanonical ensemble (MCE) description.
In the following, ignoring the contribution of the greybody factors, we calculate the evaporation rate of a massive BH such that is much greater than , where is the minimum BH mass allowed by the GUP. In this approximation, the MCE corrections can be neglected and the energy density of the emitted particles in (D+1)dimensional spacetime is given by
(43) 
The evaluation of this integral proceeds by expanding the exponential and the use of the following definition of the Riemann Zeta function
(44) 
As a result we obtain
(45) 
The series in Eq.(45) is an alternating series which converge when . However the existence of a maximum value of the Hawking temperature implies a stronger condition on . Using the expression of the Hawking maximum temperature given by Eq., we have
(46) 
This constraint allows us to cut the series at . Then we have
(47)  
Neglecting thermal emission in the bulk and assuming a dimensional brane, the intensity emitted by a massless scalar particle on the brane is
(48) 
where is the horizon area of the induced BH and is the critical radius of the BH considered as an absorber [9]. In Eq.(48), the constancy of the surface gravity over the horizon, allows to identify the Hawking temperature of the higher dimensional BH as the temperature of the induced BH on the brane.
Considering a four dimensional brane and using the corrected Hawking temperature given by we obtain
(49) 
with , and .
In figure 4, we show the variation of the evaporation rate with the BH mass. We observe that the evaporation phase ends when the BH mass reaches the minimum mass . In this case and the evaporation rate given by
(50) 
is finite. It is important to note, that although we have used the
CE approach, the usual divergence at the end of the Hawking
evaporation in the standard description, is now completely removed
by the GUP. However, as pointed by several authors, the divergence
at the end of the Hawking evaporation process in the standard
description is a consequence of the incorrect use of the CE approach
and can be cured by the MCE treatment [15, 84]. In the
framework with GUP, the existence of a maximum temperature given by
suppress the evaporation process beyond
the Planck temperature. This behavior is similar to the prevention,
by the standard uncertainty principle, of the hydrogen
atom from total collapse.
Performing a Taylor expansion around the small parameter we obtain
(51) 
Figure 4: The evaporation rate as a function of the black hole mass (in units with ).
In the framework with GUP, the Hawking evaporation process of BHs with mass continue until the horizon radius becomes leaving a Planck sized BH remnant. The nature of this BH remnant is best described by the specific heat. Using the definition we obtain
(52) 
where is the heat capacity without GUP. We observe that the heat capacity vanishes when , whose solution is given by , corresponding to the end point of the evaporation phase. This state, characterized by a maximal temperature, can be considered as the ground state of the BH. This interpretation is motivated by the fact that the ground state is independent of the temperature [85]. Thus, the vanishing of the specific heat and the entropy at the end of the evaporation reveals, beside gravitational interaction with the surrounding, the inert character of the BHRs and thus make them as potential candidates for the origin of dark matter [54, 55]. We note that, as it is the case with the GUP to leading order in the Planck length widely used in the literature, the BHRs seems to be also consequence of the GUP to all orders in the Planck length considered in this paper [53, 26]. We note that BHRs can be found in different contexts like noncommutative geometry [74, 77] and effective models based on the Limiting Curvature Hypothesis (LCE) [86]. However in these scenarios the BH radiates eternally. These models and others have in common that the temperature of the BH reaches a maximum before dropping to zero. In our framework, this behavior is forbidden by the cutoff implemented by the GUP. In figure 5, we show the variation of the specific heat with the BH mass.
Figure 5: Heat capacity as a function of the black hole mass (in units with ).
A Taylor expansion around gives
(53) 
For a BH with a mass larger than the minimum mass allowed by the GUP, the heat capacity can be approximated by the standard expression, . The corrections terms to the specific heat due to GUP are all positive showing that the evaporation process is accelerated, leading to a GUP corrected decay time smaller than the decay time in the standard case.
Taking into account that the evaporation phase ends when the BH mass reaches , we obtain from , the following expression for the decay time
(54) 
where , the initial mass of the BH and
(55) 
These integrals can be evaluated analytically in terms of the Lambert Function and the Whittaker function .
A plot of the decay time as a function of the BH mass obtained from a exact evaluation of the integrals in Eq. in shown in Fig. 5. We observe that the decay time is a rapidly decreasing function of the spacetime dimension. This confirm the fact that BHs in higher dimensional spacetimes are hotter and decay faster.
Figure 6: Decay time as a function of the black hole mass (in units with ).
In the rest of this section, we proceed to a comparison of our results with the ones obtained in the framework of the GUP to leading order in the Planck length [65, 26]. From the saturate GUP defined by Eq. we obtain
(56) 
This leads to the minimal length given by Eq.(18). Following the same calculations as above, we obtain
(57) 
(58) 
with and is the minimum BH mass allowed by the GUP. Substituting in Eq.(57), we obtain the maximum BH temperature .
The calculation of the entropy gives
(59) 
where . The integral can be evaluated for given values of and we obtain for the following expressions
(60) 
(61) 
(62) 
A Taylor expansion in the parameter gives again the log area correction in the case of even dimension.
The calculation of the evaporation rate in the framework with GUP to leading order in the Planck length requires a careful analysis. The calculations done until now used the usual momentum measure in the derivation of the StefanBoltzmann law. However, it is easy to show, following [45], that the fundamental cell in the momentum space is squeezed by the presence of the minimal and becomes , like the momentum measure given by Eq. in our framework. Then, using the BoseEinstein statistic, the energy density of the emitted particles is given in the CE approach by
(63) 
We then arrive to the same leading contribution given by Eq.(47), with the condition on the Hawking temperature given now by
(64) 
Using the definition of the evaporation rate given by Eq.(48) we obtain
(65) 
where .
The Hawking evaporation ends when the BH mass becomes equal to with a minimum evaporation rate given by
(66) 
The expression of the decay time follows from Eq.(65) and is given by
(67) 
where
(68) 
The evaluation of the integrals gives complicated and long expressions to be presented here. Our results differ from the ones obtained in [26, 65] by the presence of the seconds terms in Eqs.(65,67), which are a consequence of the squeezing of the momentum space.
Before ending this section we consider the multiplicity of particles emitted during the evaporation process. Assuming that the BH radiates mainly on the 3brane, and ignoring the grey body factors the multiplicity is given by [87]