Volume 65, Number 4, February 2004
|Page(s)||445 - 451|
|Published online||01 February 2004|
Reflection from black holes and space-time topology
School of Physics, University of New South Wales - Sydney 2052, Australia
Corresponding author: email@example.com
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.
PACS: 04.70.Dy – Quantum aspects of black holes, evaporation, thermodynamics / 04.20.Gz – Spacetime topology, causal structure, spinor structure
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