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Iterative solutions to fourth-order gravity describing static and electrically charged black holes are constructed. Obtained solutions are parametrized by two integration constants which are related to the electric charge and the exact location of the event horizon. Special emphasis is put on the extremal black holes. It is explicitly demonstrated that in the extremal limit, the exact location of the (degenerate) event horizon is given by $\rp = |e|.$ Similarly to the classical Reissner-Nordstr\"om solution, the near-horizon geometry of the charged black holes in quadratic gravity, when expanded into the whole manifold, is simply that of Bertotti and Robinson. Similar considerations have been carried out for the boundary conditions of second type which employ the electric charge and the mass of the system as seen by a distant observer. The relations between results obtained within the framework of each method are briefly discussed.

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We point out that in general the Reissner-Nordstr\"om (RN) charged black holes of general relativity are not solutions of the four dimensional quadratic gravitational theories. They are, e.g., exact solutions of the $R+R^2$ quadratic theory but not of a theory where a $R_{ab}R^{ab}$ term is present in the gravitational Lagrangian. In the case where such a non linear curvature term is present with sufficiently small coupling, we obtain an approximate solution for a charged black hole of charge $Q$ and mass $M$. For $Q\ll M$ the validity of this solution extends down to the horizon. This allows us to explore the thermodynamic properties of the quadratic charged black hole and we find that, to our approximation, its thermodynamics is identical to that of a RN black hole. However our black hole's entropy is not equal to the one fourth of the horizon area. Finally we extend our analysis to the rotating charged black hole and qualitatively similar results are obtained.

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In this paper, we study a new metric for slowly rotating charged Gauss-Bonnet black holes in higher-dimensional anti-de Sitter space. Taking the angular momentum parameter a up to second order, the slowly rotating charged black hole solutions are obtained by working directly in the action.

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This paper presents a new metric for slowly rotating charged Gauss-Bonnet black holes in higher dimensional anti-de Sitter spaces. Taking the angular momentum parameter $a$ up to second order, the slowly rotating charged black hole solutions are obtained by working directly in the action.

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In contrast to its chargeless version the charged Banados, Taitelboim and Zanelli (BTZ) metric in linear Maxwell electromagnetism is known to be singular at r=0. We show, by employing nonlinear electrodynamics that one obtains charged, extension of the BTZ metric with regular electric field. This we do by choosing a logarithmic Lagrangian for the nonlinear electrodynamics. A Theorem is proved on the existence of electric black holes and combining this results with a duality principle disproves the existence of magnetic black holes in 2+1-dimensions.

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The Ernst method of removing nodal singularities from the charged C-metric representing uniformly accelerated black holes with mass $m$, charge $q$ and acceleration $A$ by "adding" an electric field $E$ is generalized. Utilizing the new form of the C-metric found recently, Ernst's simple "equilibrium" condition $mA=qE$ valid for small accelerations is generalized for arbitrary $A$. The nodal singularity is removed also in the case of accelerating and rotating charged black holes, and the corresponding equilibrium condition is determined.

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We argue that the quantum nature of matter and gravity should lead to a discretization of the allowed states of the matter confined in the interior of black holes. To support and illustrate this idea, we consider a quadratic extension of General Relativity formulated \`{a} la Palatini and show that nonrotating, electrically charged black holes develop a compact core at the Planck density which is nonsingular if the mass spectrum satisfies a certain discreteness condition. We also find that the area of the core is proportional to the number of charges times the Planck area.

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Employing higher order perturbation theory, we obtain charged rotating black holes in odd dimensions, where the Einstein-Maxwell Lagrangian may be supplemented with a Chern-Simons term. Starting from the Myers-Perry solutions, we use the electric charge as the perturbative parameter, and focus on extremal black holes with equal-magnitude angular momenta. For Einstein-Maxwell-Chern-Simons theory with arbitrary Chern-Simons coupling constant, we perform the perturbations up to third order for any odd dimension. We discuss the physical properties of these black holes and study their dependence on the charge. In particular, we show that the gyromagnetic ratio $g$ of Einstein-Maxwell black holes differs from the lowest order perturbative value $D-2$, and that the first correction term to $g/(D-2)$ is universal.

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We develop a method for solving the field equations of a quadratic gravitational theory coupled to matter. The quadratic terms are written as a function of the matter stress tensor and its derivatives in such a way to have, order by order, a set of Einstein field equations with an effective $T_{\mu\nu}$. We study the cosmological scenario recovering the de Sitter exact solution, and the first order (in the coupling constants $\alpha$ and $\beta$ appearing in the gravitational Lagrangian) solution to the gauge cosmic string metric and the charged black hole. For this last solution we discuss the consequences on the thermodynamics of black holes, and in particular, the entropy - area relation which gets additional terms to the usual ${1\over4} A$ value.

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We study the thermodynamics and the thermodynamic geometries of charged rotating BTZ (CR-BTZ) black holes in (2+1)-gravity. We investigate the thermodynamics of these systems within the context of the Weinhold and Ruppeiner thermodynamic geometries and the recently developed formalism of geometrothermodynamics (GTD). Considering the behavior of the heat capacity and the Hawking temperature, we show that Weinhold and Ruppeiner geometries cannot describe completely the thermodynamics of these black holes and of their limiting case of vanishing electric charge. In contrast, the Legendre invariance imposed on the metric in GTD allows one to describe the CR-BTZ black holes and their limiting cases in a consistent and invariant manner.