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Entanglement as a source of black hole entropy

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Shankaranarayanan,  Subramaniam
Quantum Gravity & Unified Theories, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Das, S., & Shankaranarayanan, S. (2007). Entanglement as a source of black hole entropy. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 68: 012015. Retrieved from http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/1742-6596/68/1/012015.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-48C7-D
Abstract
We review aspects of black hole thermodynamics, and show how entanglement of a quantum field between the inside and outside of a horizon can account for the area-proportionality of black hole entropy, provided the field is in its ground state. We show that the result continues to hold for Coherent States and Squeezed States, while for Excited States, the entropy scales as a power of area less than unity. We also identify location of the degrees of freedom which give rise to the above entropy.