Black hole electron
In physics, there is a speculative notion that if there were a black hole with the same mass and charge as an electron, it would share many of the properties of the electron including the magnetic moment and Compton wavelength. This idea is substantiated within a series of papers published by Albert Einstein between 1927 and 1949. In them, he showed that if elementary particles were treated as singularities in spacetime, it was unnecessary to postulate geodesic motion as part of general relativity.^{[1]}
Contents
 Schwarzschild radius 1
 See also 2
 References 3

Further reading 4
 Popular literature 4.1
Schwarzschild radius
The Schwarzschild radius (r_{s}) of any mass is given by:
 r_s = \frac{2Gm}{c^2}
For an electron,
 G is Newton's gravitational constant,
 m is the mass of the electron = ×10^{−31} kg, and 9.109
 c is the speed of light.
This gives a value
 r_{s} = ×10^{−57} m. 1.353
So if the electron has a radius as small as this, it would become a gravitational singularity. It would then have a number of properties in common with black holes. In the Reissner–Nordström metric, which describes electrically charged black holes, an analogous quantity r_{q} is defined to be
 r_{q} = \sqrt{\frac{q^{2}G}{4\pi\epsilon_{0} c^{4}}}
where q is the charge and ε_{0} is the vacuum permittivity.
For an electron with q = −e = ×10^{−19} C, this gives a value −1.602
 r_{q} = ×10^{−37} m. 9.152
This value suggests that an electron black hole would be superextremal and have a naked singularity. Standard quantum electrodynamics (QED) theory treats the electron as a point particle, a view completely supported by experiment. Practically, though, particle experiments cannot probe arbitrarily large energy scales, and so QEDbased experiments bound the electron radius to a value smaller than the Compton wavelength of a large mass, on the order of , or 10^{6} GeV
 r \approx \frac{\alpha \hbar c}{10^6 GeV} \approx 10^{24} m.
No proposed experiment would be capable of probing r to values as low as r_{s} or r_{q}, both of which are smaller than the Planck length. Superextremal black holes are generally believed to be unstable. Furthermore, any physics smaller than the Planck length probably requires a consistent theory of quantum gravity.
See also
References
Further reading
Popular literature
 Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (1999), (See chapter 13)
 John A. Wheeler, Geons, Black Holes & Quantum Foam (1998), (See chapter 10)
