Joao M. S. Oliveira, Alexandre M. Pombo
Physical Review D
In this work, we generalise the spontaneous scalarization phenomena in Einstein-Maxwell-Scalar models to a higher spin field. The result is an Einstein-Maxwell-Vector model wherein a vector field is non-minimally coupled to the Maxwell invariant by an exponential coupling function. We show that the latter guarantees the circumvention of an associated no-hair theorem when the vector field has the form of an electric field. Different than its scalar counterpart, the new spontaneously vectorized Reissner-Nordstr\"om (RN) black holes are, always, undercharged while being entropically preferable. The solution profile and domain of existence are presented and analysed.