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Entropy 2010, 12(10), 2186-2198; doi:10.3390/e12102186

Black Hole Entropy for Two Higher Derivative Theories of Gravity

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1 Dipartimento di Fisica “G. Galilei”, Università di Padova and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Padova, Via Marzolo 8–35131 Padova, Italia 2 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trento and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Gruppo
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Received: 10 September 2010 / Accepted: 9 October 2010 / Published: 21 October 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entropy in Quantum Gravity)
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The dark energy issue is attracting the attention of an increasing number of physicists all over the world. Among the possible alternatives to explain what as been named the “Mystery of the Millennium” are the so-called Modified Theories of Gravity. A crucial test for such models is represented by the existence and (if this is the case) the properties of their black hole solutions. Nowadays, to our knowledge, only two non-trivial, static, spherically symmetric, solutions with vanishing cosmological constant are known by Barrow & Clifton (2005) and Deser, Sarioglu & Tekin (2008). The aim of the paper is to discuss some features of such solutions, with emphasis on their thermodynamic properties such as entropy and temperature.
Keywords: black hole entropy; modified theories of gravity black hole entropy; modified theories of gravity
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Bellini, E.; Criscienzo, R.D.; Sebastiani, L.; Zerbini, S. Black Hole Entropy for Two Higher Derivative Theories of Gravity. Entropy 2010, 12, 2186-2198.

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