TY - JOUR

T1 - Isolated horizons

T2 - A generalization of black hole mechanics

AU - Ashtekar, Abhay

AU - Beetle, Christopher

AU - Fairhurst, Stephen

PY - 1999/2

Y1 - 1999/2

N2 - A set of boundary conditions defining a non-rotating isolated horizon are given in Einstein-Maxwell theory. A spacetime representing a black hole which itself is in equilibrium but whose exterior contains radiation admits such a horizon. Physically motivated, (quasi-)local definitions of the mass and surface gravity of an isolated horizon are introduced. Although these definitions do not refer to infinity, the quantities assume their standard values in Reissner-Nordström solutions. Finally, using these definitions, the zeroth and first laws of black hole mechanics are established for isolated horizons.

AB - A set of boundary conditions defining a non-rotating isolated horizon are given in Einstein-Maxwell theory. A spacetime representing a black hole which itself is in equilibrium but whose exterior contains radiation admits such a horizon. Physically motivated, (quasi-)local definitions of the mass and surface gravity of an isolated horizon are introduced. Although these definitions do not refer to infinity, the quantities assume their standard values in Reissner-Nordström solutions. Finally, using these definitions, the zeroth and first laws of black hole mechanics are established for isolated horizons.

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U2 - 10.1088/0264-9381/16/2/027

DO - 10.1088/0264-9381/16/2/027

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0033248157

VL - 16

SP - 1

EP - 7

JO - Classical and Quantum Gravity

JF - Classical and Quantum Gravity

SN - 0264-9381

IS - 2

ER -