Hawking radiation particle spectrum of a Kerr-Newman black hole

Joshua Foo, Michael R.R. Good

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Charged, rotating Kerr-Newman black holes represent the most general class of asymptotically flat black hole solutions to the Einstein-Maxwell equations of general relativity. Here, we consider a simplified model for the Hawking radiation produced by a Kerr-Newman black hole by utilizing a (1+1)-dimensional accelerated boundary correspondence (i.e. a flat spacetime mirror trajectory) in Minkowski spacetime. We derive the particle spectrum of the outgoing massless, scalar field and its late-time thermal distribution which reduces to the Kerr, Reissner-Nordström and Schwarzschild cases in the appropriate limits. We also compute the particle spectrum of the extremal Kerr-Newman system, showing that the total energy emitted is finite.

Original languageEnglish
Article number019
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • GR black holes
  • Gravity
  • Quantum field theory on curved space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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