Volume 107, Number 5, September 2014
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||25 August 2014|
Hawking radiation from Elko particles tunnelling across black-strings horizon
1 Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição, UFABC - 09210-580, Santo André, SP, Brazil
2 International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) - Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste, Italy
3 Unesp, Campus de Guaratinguetá DFQ - 12516-410, Guaratinguetá, SP, Brazil
Received: 9 June 2014
Accepted: 9 August 2014
We apply the tunnelling method for the emission and absorption of Elko particles in the event horizon of a black-string solution. We show that Elko particles are emitted at the expected Hawking temperature from black strings, but with a quite different signature with respect to the Dirac particles. We employ the Hamilton-Jacobi technique to black-hole tunnelling, by applying the WKB approximation to the coupled system of Dirac-like equations governing the Elko particle dynamics. As a typical signature, different Elko particles are shown to produce the same standard Hawking temperature for black strings. However, we prove that they present the same probability irrespectively of outgoing or ingoing the black-hole horizon. This provides a typical signature for mass-dimension-one fermions, that is different from the mass-dimension-three halves fermions inherent to Dirac particles, as different Dirac spinor fields have distinct inward and outward probability of tunnelling.
PACS: 04.70.Dy – Quantum aspects of black holes, evaporation, thermodynamics / 04.50.Gh – Higher-dimensional black holes, black strings, and related objects
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