Regular Article – Theoretical Physics
Spin-induced scalarization of Kerr black holes with a massive scalar field
Theoretical Astrophysics, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, 72076, Tübingen, Germany
2 INRNE-Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1784, Sofia, Bulgaria
3 Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Physics, Sofia University, 1164, Sofia, Bulgaria
4 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev St. 8, 1113, Sofia, Bulgaria
Accepted: 11 December 2020
Published online: 29 December 2020
In the present paper we study the onset of the spin-induced scalarization of a Kerr black hole in scalar-Gauss–Bonnet gravity with a massive scalar field. Our approach is based on a time evolution of the relevant linearized scalar field perturbation equation. We examine the region where the Kerr black hole becomes unstable giving rise to new scalarized rotating black holes with a massive scalar field. With increasing of the scalar field mass, the minimum value of the Gauss–Bonnet coupling parameter at which scalarization is possible, increases and thus the instability region shrinks. Interestingly, the introduction of scalar field mass does not change the critical minimal value of the black hole angular momentum where the instability of the Kerr black hole develops.
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