Volume 83, Number 6, September 2008
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Published online||15 September 2008|
Renyi entropies of a black hole from Hawking radiation
M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagellonian University - Reymonta 4, 30059 Krakow, Poland, EU, and Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS - Krakow, Poland, EU
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 6 August 2008
The Renyi entropies of a black hole are evaluated by counting the states of the Hawking radiation which fills a thin shell surrounding the horizon. The width of the shell is determined from its energy content and the corresponding mass defect. The Bekenstein-Hawking formula for the entropy of the black hole is correctly reproduced.
PACS: 04.70.Bw – Classical black holes / 04.70.Dy – Quantum aspects of black holes, evaporation, thermodynamics / 05.20.-y – Classical statistical mechanics
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