New charged black holes in five dimensions Academic Article uri icon


  • We obtain new stationary charged solutions of five-dimensional minimal supergravity. We first obtain purely dipole-charged solutions by extending a technique that we developed for five-dimensional Ricci-flat metrics in a previous paper,which could be viewed as being analogous to a four-dimensional construction by Demianski and Plebanski. The further introduction of electric charge is achieved by means of a solution-generating technique, which exploits the global SL(2,) symmetry of five-dimensional minimal supergravity reduced on a time-like direction to four dimensions. We present this procedure in detail, since it provides a particularly simple general way of adding charge to any stationary solution of five-dimensional minimal supergravity. The new charged solutions we obtain limit in special cases to black rings carrying electric and magnetic dipole charge, or to charged MyersPerry rotating black holes. We analyze the general solutions in detail, showing that they can describe asymptotically locally flat black holes whose horizon is a lens space L(n; m) = S3/(n; m). At infinity they approach Minkowski 5/ (m; n). 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Lue, H., Mei, J., & Pope, C. N.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Lue, H||Mei, Jianwei||Pope, CN

publication date

  • April 2010