Reflection from black holes and space-time topologyM. Yu. Kuchiev
School of Physics, University of New South Wales - Sydney 2052, Australia email@example.com
(Received 8 October 2003; accepted 5 December 2003)
The quantum corrections make the event horizon of a black hole capable of reflection: any particle that approaches the horizon can bounce back in the outside world. The albedo of the horizon depends on the black-hole temperature. The reflection shares physical origins with the phenomenon of Hawking radiation; both effects are explained as consequences of the singular nature that the event horizon exhibits on the quantum level.
04.70.Dy - Quantum aspects of black holes, evaporation, thermodynamics.
04.20.Gz - Spacetime topology, causal structure, spinor structure.
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