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Journal of High Energy Physics 09 (2012) 11
Higher-derivative scalar-vector-tensor theories: black holes, Galileons, singularity cloaking and holography
C. Charmousis1, 2, B. Goutéraux3, 4, E. Kiritsis3, 4

We consider a general Kaluza-Klein reduction of a truncated Lovelock theory. We find necessary geometric conditions for the reduction to be consistent. The resulting lower-dimensional theory is a higher derivative scalar-tensor theory, depends on a single real parameter and yields second-order field equations. Due to the presence of higher-derivative terms, the theory has multiple applications in modifications of Einstein gravity (Galileon/Horndesky theory) and holography (Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton theories). We find and analyze charged black hole solutions with planar or curved horizons, both in the 'Einstein' and 'Galileon' frame, with or without cosmological constant. Naked singularities are dressed by a geometric event horizon originating from the higher-derivative terms. The near-extremal geometries of the near-horizon region are either scale invariant or violate hyperscaling. For negative cosmological constant and planar horizons, thermodynamics and first-order hydrodynamics are derived: the shear viscosity to entropy density ratio does not depend on temperature, as expected from the higher-dimensional scale invariance.
1:  LPT - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique d'Orsay
2:  LMPT - Laboratoire de Mathématiques et Physique Théorique
3:  APC - UMR 7164 - AstroParticule et Cosmologie
4:  Physics Department
Physics/General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology

Physics/High Energy Physics - Theory
Higher derivatives – Lovelock theory – Galileons – Holography
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