Trapping black hole remnants

  • Large extra dimensions lower the Planck scale to values soon accessible. The production of TeV mass black holes at the LHC is one of the most exciting predictions. However, the final phases of the black hole's evaporation are still unknown and there are strong indications that a black hole remnant can be left. Since a certain fraction of such objects would be electrically charged, we argue that they can be trapped. In this paper, we examine the occurrence of such charged black hole remnants. These trapped remnants are of high interest, as they could be used to closely investigate the evaporation characteristics. Due to the absence of background from the collision region and the controlled initial state, the signal would be very clear. This would allow to extract information about the late stages of the evaporation process with high precision.

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Author:Sabine HossenfelderORCiDGND, Benjamin KochORCiDGND, Marcus BleicherORCiDGND
Document Type:Preprint
Date of Publication (online):2005/10/27
Year of first Publication:2005
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2005/10/27
Institutes:Physik / Physik
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht