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    Enthalpy and the first law of black hole thermodynamics

    Dolan, Brian P. (2010) Enthalpy and the first law of black hole thermodynamics. Proceedings of Science, CNCFG2010. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1824-8039

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    In black hole thermodynamics a cosmological constant contributes a pressure to the equation of state whose the conjugate variable is a ‘volume’. It is shown that, for a negative cosmological constant, this ‘thermodynamic volume’ is the volume of space excluded by the event horizon, when quantum gravity corrections are ignored. This applies to black holes in any dimension with any event horizon geometry compatible with Einstein’s equations, such as spheres, tori, spaces of constant negative curvature or, in general, any Einstein space with constant Ricci scalar. Quantum corrections to the volume are calculate for the BTZ black hole.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Invited talk at the "Non-commutative field theory and Gravity" (CNCFG2010) session of the 10th Hellenic School on Elementary Particle Physics and Gravity, Corfu, Greece, 2010.
    Keywords: Enthalpy; black hole; thermodynamics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematical Physics
    Item ID: 2562
    Identification Number: PoS(CNCFG2010)017
    Depositing User: Dr. Brian Dolan
    Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2011 11:34
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of Science
    Publisher: SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies
    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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