Thermodynamics of Einstein-Proca AdS black holes Academic Article uri icon


  • We study static spherically-symmetric solutions of the Einstein-Proca equations in the presence of a negative cosmological constant. We show that the theory admits solutions describing both black holes and also solitons in an asymptotically AdS background. Interesting subtleties can arise in the computation of the mass of the solutions and also in the derivation of the first law of thermodynamics. We make use of holographic renormalisation in order to calculate the mass, even in cases where the solutions have a rather slow approach to the asymptotic AdS geometry. By using the procedure developed by Wald, we derive the first law of thermodynamics for the black hole and soliton solutions. This includes a non-trivial contribution associated with the Proca "charge". The solutions cannot be found analytically, and so we make use of numerical integration techniques to demonstrate their existence. 2014 The Author(s).

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altmetric score

  • 1.35

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, H., Lu, H., & Pope, C. N.

citation count

  • 28

publication date

  • June 2014