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The ReissnerNordström solution to the equations of motion of EinsteinMaxwell theory describes the spacetime outside of a electrically charged (and/or magnetically charged) point mass, hence describes a charged black hole.
For mass $M$, electric charge $Q$ and magnetic charge $P$ the pseudoRiemannian metric for the ReissnerNordström spacetime is, in polar coordinates $(t,r,\phi,\theta)$ on $\mathbb{R}^4  \{0\} = \mathbb{R} \times \mathbb{R}_{\gt 0} \times S^2$, given by
where (in natural units)
The corresponding Faraday tensor/electromagnetic field strength curvature 2form is
(check sign)
The function $H$ above vanishes at
The larger of the two solutions is an event horizon, the other is a Cauchy horizon. In the case that they coincide, for $M = 2\sqrt{Q^2 + P^2}$, one speaks of an extremal black hole (at least when also $P = 0$).
Instead of having a mass and charge of singular support at the singular locus of the RNspacetime, one may consider a finite mass and charge distribution, i.e. a “charged star”. Outside of this mass/charge distribution then the metric is the RNspacetime as above, but in the interior it becomes smoothed out to a nonsingular interior solution.
Several attempts have been made to round out the Reissner metric with an interior. TiwariRaoKanakamedala 85 found an interior with the condition $g_{11} g_{44} = 1$, which obviously holds for the exterior Reissner, but does not match the interior Schwarzschild solution for e = 0. KyleMartin 67 found a rather complicated solution. They discussed the selfenergy of the fields of charged matter. Wilson 69 modified this solution assuming a different value for the total charge. CohenCohen 69 applied this solution to the special case of a charged thin shell and showed that the energy density of the electromagnetic field contributes to the mass. Boulware 73 studied the time development of thin shells. GravesBrill 60 considered a possible oscillatory character of the ReissnerNordström metric by examining the metric by Kruskallike coordinates Bekenstein 71 studied another ansatz for the stressenergytensor of charged matter. KroriJayantimala 75 made use of the same ansatz, and he found a solution free of singularities. GautreauHoffman 73 studied the sources of Weyltype electrovac fields. They obtained the parameters for the source with the junction condition for the exterior solution. Efinger 64 deduced the stability of a charged particle from the selfenergy of the gravitation field. In Burghardt 09 is constructed another interior solution with the help of embedding the geometry in a 5dimensional flat space.
(Literature summary taken from Burghardt 09)
See also (Mehra 82, WX 87, GuptaKumarPratibha 12).
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Review includes
Mammadov, ReissnerNordström metric (pdf)
Wikipedia, ReissnerNordström metric
That the near horizon geometry of the extremal ReissnerNordström black hole in 4d ins 2d anti de Sitter spacetime times the 2sphere, $AdS_2 \times S^2$, was observed in
Discussion of interior solutions includes
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Efinger H. J., Der kugelsymmetrische Fall einer statischen Ladungsverteilung bei stark komprimierter Materie in der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Acta Phys. Austr. 17, 347, 1964.
Über die Selbstenergie und Ladung eines durch Gravitationswirkung stabilisierten Teilchens in einem gekrümmten Raum, Acta Phys. Austr. 188, 31, 1965
Kyle C. F., Martin A. W., Selfenergy considerations in general relativity and the exact fields of charge and mass distribution, Nuov. Cim 50, 883, 1967
Cohen J. M., Cohen M. D., Exact fields of charge and mass distributions in general relativity. Nuov. Cim. 60, 241, 1969
Wilson, S. J., Exact solution of a static charged sphere in general relativity. Can. Journ. Phys. 47, 2401, 1969
Jacob Bekenstein, Hydrostatic equilibrium and gravitational collapse of relativistic charged fluid balls, Phys. Rev. D 4, 2185, 1971
Boulware, D. G., Naked singularities, thin shells, and the ReissnerNordström metric, Phys. Rev. D 8, 2363, 1973
Gautreau R., Hoffman R. B., The structure of Weyltype electrovac fields in general relativity. Nouv. Cim. 16 B, 162, 1973
Krori K. D., Jayantimala B., A singularityfree solution for a charged fluid in general relativity, J. Phys. A 8, 508, 1975
A.L. Mehra, An interior solution for a charged sphere in general relativity, Physics Letters A Volume 88, Issue 4, 8 March 1982, Pages 159161 (publisher)
Tiwari R. N., Rao J. R., Kanakamedala R. R., Electromagnetic mass models in general relativity, Phys. Rev. D 30, 489, 1984
Wang Xingxiang, Exact Solution of a Static Charged Sphere in General Relativity, General Relativity and Gravitation, Vol. 19, No. 7, 1987
Rainer Burghardt, Reissner exterior and interior arXiv:0902.0918
Gupta, Y. K.; Kumar, Jitendra; Pratibha, A Class of Well Behaved Charged Analogues of Schwarzchild’s Interior Solution, International Journal of Theoretical Physics October 2012, Volume 51, Issue 10, pp 3290–3302 (publisher)
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