Emission of charged particles from four- and five-dimensional black holes

Steven S. Gubser, Igor R. Klebanov

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Recently Das and Mathur found that the leading order Hawking emission rate of neutral scalars by near-extremal D = 5 black holes is exactly reproduced by a string theoretic model involving intersecting D-branes. We show that the agreement continues to hold for charged scalar emission. We further show that similar agreement can be obtained for a class of near-extremal D = 4 black holes using a model inspired by M-theory. In this model, BPS-saturated D = 4 black holes with four charges are realized in M-theory as 5-branes triply intersecting over a string. The low-energy excitations are signals traveling on the intersection string.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-186
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Dec 23 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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