Strong cosmic censorship in charged black-hole spacetimes: As strong as ever

Hod, Shahar (The Ruppin Academic Center, Emeq Hefer, 40250, Israel) (The Hadassah Institute, Jerusalem, 91010, Israel)

07 March 2019

Abstract: It is proved that dynamically formed Reissner-Nordström-de Sitter (RNdS) black holes, which have recently been claimed to provide counter-examples to the Penrose strong cosmic censorship conjecture, are characterized by unstable (singular) inner Cauchy horizons. The proof is based on analytical techniques which explicitly reveal the fact that charged massive scalar fields in the charged RNdS black-hole spacetime are characterized, in the large-coupling regime, by quasinormal resonant frequencies with ℑωmin<12κ+ , where κ+ is the surface gravity of the black-hole event horizon. This result implies that the corresponding relaxation rate ψ∼e−ℑωmint of the collapsed charged fields is slow enough to guarantee, through the mass-inflation mechanism, the instability of the dynamically formed inner Cauchy horizons. Our results reveal the physically important fact that, taking into account the unavoidable presence of charged matter fields in dynamically formed charged spacetimes, non-asymptotically flat RNdS black holes are globally hyperbolic and therefore respect the fundamental strong cosmic censorship conjecture.

Published in: Nuclear Physics B 941 (2019) 636-645
Published by: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2019.03.003
License: CC-BY-3.0

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