By reintroducing Lorentz invariance in canonical loop quantum gravity, we define a geometrical notion of temperature for quantum isolated horizons. This is done by demanding that the horizon state satisfying the boundary conditions be a Kubo-Martin-Schwinger state. The exact formula for the temperature can be derived by imposing the reality conditions in the form of the linear simplicity constraints for an imaginary Barbero-Immirzi parameter. Thus, our analysis reveals the connection between the analytic continuation to the Ashtekar self-dual variables and the thermality of the horizon. The horizon thermal equilibrium state can then be used to compute both the entanglement and the Boltzmann entropies. We show that the two provide the same finite answer, which allows us to recover the Bekenstein-Hawking formula in the semiclassical limit. In this way, we shed new light on the microscopic origin of black hole entropy by revealing the equivalence between the near-horizon degrees of freedom entanglement proposal and the state-counting interpretation. The connection with the Connes-Rovelli thermal time proposal for a general relativistic statistical mechanics is worked out. © 2014 American Physical Society.
|Titolo:||Geometric temperature and entropy of quantum isolated horizons|
|Rivista:||PHYSICAL REVIEW D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevD.89.104046|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|