Thermodynamics of spinning D3-branes

Steven S. Gubser

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Spinning black 3-branes in type IIB supergravity are thermodynamically stable up to a critical value of the angular momentum density. Inside the region of thermodynamic stability, the free energy from supergravity is roughly reproduced by a naive model based on free script script N = 4 super-Yang-Mills theory on the world-volume. The field theory model correctly predicts a limit on angular momentum density, but near this limit it does not reproduce the critical exponents one can compute from supergravity. Analogies with Bose condensation and modified matrix models are discussed, and a mean field theory improvement of the naive model is suggested which corrects the critical exponents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-684
Number of pages18
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 5 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • Black hole thermodynamics
  • Spinning black holes


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