Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Ricci cubic gravity in d dimensions, gravitons and SAdS/Lifshitz black holes
Department of Physics, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, P.O.Box 1436, Mashhad, Iran
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Accepted: 3 August 2017
Published online: 18 August 2017
A special class of higher curvature theories of gravity, Ricci cubic gravity (RCG), in general d dimensional space-time has been investigated in this paper. We have used two different approaches, the linearized equations of motion and the auxiliary field formalism to study the massive and massless graviton propagating modes of the AdS background. Using the auxiliary field formalism, we have found the renormalized boundary stress tensor to compute the mass of the Schwarzschild–AdS and Lifshitz black holes in RCG theory.
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