Near-extremal black hole entropy and fluctuating 3-branes

I. R. Klebanov, A. A. Tseytlin

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We discuss the known microscopic interpretations of the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy for configurations of intersecting M-branes. In some cases the entropy scales as that of a massless field theory on the intersection. A different situation, found for configurations which reduce to 1-charge D = 5 black holes or 2-charge D = 4 black holes, is explained by a gas of non-critical strings at their Hagedorn temperature. We further suggest that the entropy of configurations reducing to 1-charge D = 4 black holes is due to 3-branes moving within 5-branes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-335
Number of pages17
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 11 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • Bekenstein-Hawking entropy
  • Strings
  • p-branes in 11 dimensions


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