Generalized gravitational entropy of interacting scalar field and Maxwell field

Wung Hong Huang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


The generalized gravitational entropy proposed recently by Lewkowycz and Maldacena is extended to the interacting real scalar field and Maxwell field system. Using the BTZ geometry we first investigate the case of free real scalar field and then show a possible way to calculate the entropy of the interacting scalar field. Next, we investigate the Maxwell field system. We exactly solve the wave equation and calculate the analytic value of the generalized gravitational entropy. We also use the Einstein equation to find the effect of backreaction of the Maxwell field on the area of horizon. The associated modified area law is consistent with the generalized gravitational entropy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-369
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Generalized gravitational entropy of interacting scalar field and Maxwell field'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this