Rotating Hayward’s regular black hole as particle accelerator

Research paper by Muhammed Amir, Sushant G. Ghosh

Indexed on: 06 Jul '15Published on: 06 Jul '15Published in: Journal of High Energy Physics


Recently, Bañados, Silk and West (BSW) demonstrated that the extremal Kerr black hole can act as a particle accelerator with arbitrarily high center-of-mass energy (ECM) when the collision takes place near the horizon. The rotating Hayward’s regular black hole, apart from Mass (M) and angular momentum (a), has a new parameter g (g > 0 is a constant) that provides a deviation from the Kerr black hole. We demonstrate that for each g, with M = 1, there exist critical aE and rHE, which corresponds to a regular extremal black hole with degenerate horizons, and aE decreases whereas rHE increases with increase in g. While a < aE describe a regular non-extremal black hole with outer and inner horizons. We apply the BSW process to the rotating Hayward’s regular black hole, for different g, and demonstrate numerically that the ECM diverges in the vicinity of the horizon for the extremal cases thereby suggesting that a rotating regular black hole can also act as a particle accelerator and thus in turn provide a suitable framework for Plank-scale physics. For a non-extremal case, there always exist a finite upper bound for the ECM, which increases with the deviation parameter g.