Do supersymmetric anti-de Sitter black rings exist?

Hari K. Kunduri, James Lucietti, Harvey S. Reall

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We determine the most general near-horizon geometry of a supersymmetric, asymptotically anti-de Sitter, black hole solution of five-dimensional minimal gauged supergravity that admits two rotational symmetries. The near-horizon geometry is that of the supersymmetric, topologically spherical, black hole solution of Chong et al. This proves that regular supersymmetric anti-de Sitter black rings with two rotational symmetries do not exist in minimal supergravity. However, we do find a solution corresponding to the near-horizon geometry of a supersymmetric black ring held in equilibrium by a conical singularity, which suggests that nonsupersymmetric anti-de Sitter black rings may exist but cannot be "balanced" in the supersymmetric limit.

Original languageEnglish
Article number026
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


  • black holes in string theory
  • black holes
  • supergravity models
  • Anti de Sitter space

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