Comparing decay rates for black holes and D-branes

Sumit R. Das, Samir D. Mathur

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We compute the leading order (in coupling) rate of emission of low energy quanta from a slightly non-extremal system of 1-D-and 5-D-branes. We also compute the classical cross-section, and hence the Hawking emission rate, for low energy scalar quanta for the black hole geometry that corresponds to these branes (at sufficiently strong coupling). These rates are found to agree with each other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-576
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 4 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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