Charged rotating black holes in four-dimensional gauged and ungauged supergravities Academic Article uri icon


  • We study four-dimensional non-extremal charged rotating black holes in ungauged and gauged supergravity. In the ungauged case, we obtain rotating black holes with four independent charges, as solutions of N = 2 supergravity coupled to three Abelian vector multiplets. This is done by reducing the theory along the time direction to three dimensions, where it has an O(4, 4) global symmetry. Applied to the reduction of the uncharged Kerr metric, O(1, 1)4 O(4, 4) transformations generate new solutions that correspond, after lifting back to four dimensions, to the introduction of four independent electromagnetic charges. In the case where these charges are set pairwise equal, we then generalise the four-dimensional rotating black holes to solutions of gauged N = 4 supergravity, with mass, angular momentum and two independent electromagnetic charges. The dilaton and axion fields are non-constant. We also find generalisations of the gauged and ungauged solutions to include the NUT parameter, and for the ungauged solutions, the acceleration parameter too. The solutions in gauged supergravity provide new gravitational backgrounds for a further study of the AdS4/CFT3 correspondence at non-zero temperature. 2005 Published by +Elsevier B.V.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Chong, Z. W., Cvetic, M., Lu, H., & Pope, C. N.

citation count

  • 112

publication date

  • June 2005