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    Black holes, the van der Waals gas, compressibility and the speed of sound

    Dolan, Brian P. (2014) Black holes, the van der Waals gas, compressibility and the speed of sound. Fortschritte der Physik, 62 (9-10). pp. 892-897. ISSN 0015-8208

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    We review some recent developments in black hole thermodynamics for asymptotically anti‐de Sitter black holes. Viewing the cosmological constant as a thermodynamic pressure allows a thermodynamic volume to be defined, the thermodynamically conjugate variable to the pressure. The properties of the equation of state can then be studied and a compressibility and a speed of sound is defined for such black holes.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Talk presented at the 13th Hellenic School and Workshops on Elementary Particle Physics and Gravity, 31 Aug.–15 Sep. 2013, Corfu, Greece
    Keywords: Black hole; thermodynamics; anti-de Sitter space-time; compressibility;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematical Physics
    Item ID: 10491
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    Depositing User: Dr. Brian Dolan
    Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 12:13
    Journal or Publication Title: Fortschritte der Physik
    Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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