D-brane decay and Hawking radiation

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Tree level decay amplitudes of near-BPS D-brane configurations are known to exactly reproduce Hawking radiation rates from corresponding black holes at low energies even though the brane configurations describe semiclassical black holes only when the open string couplings are large. We show that a large class of one (open string) loop corrections to emission processes from D-branes vanish at low energies and nonvanishing loop contributions have an energy dependence consistent with black hole answers, thus providing a justification for the agreement of the tree level results with semiclassical answers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-127
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Nov 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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