The coset structure of the stationary field equations is shared by various self-gravitating matter
models with massless scalars (moduli) and Abelian vector fields. For scalar mappings into a
symmetric target space , say, Breitenlohner et al. [15] have classified the models admitting a
symmetry group which is sufficiently large to comprise all scalar fields arising on the effective
level^{48}
within one coset space, . A prominent example of this kind is the EM-dilaton-axion system, which is
relevant to supergravity and to the bosonic sector of four-dimensional heterotic string theory: The
pure dilaton-axion system has an symmetry which persists in dilaton-axion gravity with an
Abelian gauge field [61]. Like the EM system, the model also possesses an symmetry, arising
from the dimensional reduction with respect to the Abelian isometry group generated by the Killing field.
Gal’tsov and Kechkin [63, 64] have shown that the full symmetry group is, however, larger than
: The target space for dilaton-axion gravity with an vector field is
the coset [60]. Using the fact that is isomorphic to
, Gal’tsov and Kechkin [65] were also able to give a parametrization of the target
space in terms of (rather than ) matrices. The relevant coset was shown to be
.^{49}

Common to the black hole solutions of the above models is the fact that their Komar mass can be expressed in terms of the total charges and the area and surface gravity of the horizon [89]. The reason for this is the following: Like the EM equations (32), the stationary field equations consist of the three-dimensional Einstein equations and the -model equations,

The current one-form is given in terms of the hermitian matrix , which comprises all scalar fields arising on the effective level. The -model equations, , include differential current conservation laws, of which are redundant. Integrating all equations over a space-like hyper-surface extending from the horizon to infinity, Stokes’ theorem yields a set of relations between the charges and the horizon-values of the scalar potentials.The complete set of Smarr type formulas can be used to get rid of the horizon-values of the scalar potentials. In this way one obtains a relation which involves only the Komar mass, the charges and the horizon quantities. For the EM-dilaton-axion system one finds, for instance [89],

where and are the surface gravity and the area of the horizon, and the RHS comprises the asymptotic flux integrals, that is, the total mass, the NUT charge, the dilaton and axion charges, and the electric and magnetic charges, respectively.A very simple illustration of the idea outlined above is the static, purely electric EM system. In this case, the electrovac coset reduces to . The matrix is parametrized in terms of the electric potential and the gravitational potential . The -model equations comprise differential conservation laws, of which is redundant:

[It is immediately verified that Eq. (39) is indeed a consequence of the Maxwell and Einstein Eqs. (38).] Integrating Eqs. (38) over a space-like hyper-surface and using Stokes’ theorem yieldsIn the “extreme” case, the BPS bound [74] for the static EM-dilaton-axion system, , was previously obtained by constructing the null geodesics of the target space [45]. For spherically symmetric configurations with non-degenerate horizons (), Eq. (37) was derived by Breitenlohner et al. [15]. In fact, many of the spherically symmetric black hole solutions with scalar and vector fields [72, 76, 69] are known to fulfill Eq. (37), where the LHS is expressed in terms of the horizon radius (see [67] and references therein). Using the generalized first law of black hole thermodynamics, Gibbons et al. [75] recently obtained Eq. (37) for spherically symmetric solutions with an arbitrary number of vector and moduli fields.

The above derivation of the mass formula (37) is neither restricted to spherically symmetric configurations, nor are the solutions required to be static. The crucial observation is that the coset structure gives rise to a set of Smarr formulas which is sufficiently large to derive the desired relation. Although the result (37) was established by using the explicit representations of the EM and EM-dilaton-axion coset spaces [89], similar relations are expected to exist in the general case. More precisely, it should be possible to show that the Hawking temperature of all asymptotically flat (or asymptotically NUT) non-rotating black holes with massless scalars and Abelian vector fields is given by

provided that the stationary field equations assume the form (36), where is a map into a symmetric space, . Here and denote the charges of the scalars (including the gravitational ones) and the vector fields, respectively.http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-1998-6 |
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