On non-uniform black branes

Steven S. Gubser

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Certain black branes are unstable towards fluctuations that lead to non-uniform mass distributions. We study static, non-uniform solutions that differ only perturbatively from uniform ones. For uncharged black strings in five dimensions, we find evidence of a first-order transition from uniform to non-uniform solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4825-4844
Number of pages20
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 7 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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