Bounds on extra dimensions from micro black holes in the context of the metastable Higgs vacuum

@article{Mack2019BoundsOE,
  title={Bounds on extra dimensions from micro black holes in the context of the metastable Higgs vacuum},
  author={Katherine J. Mack and Robert McNees},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2019},
  volume={99},
  pages={063001}
}
  • Katherine J. Mack, Robert McNees
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • We estimate the rate at which collisions between ultra-high energy cosmic rays can form small black holes in models with extra dimensions. If recent conjectures about false vacuum decay catalyzed by black hole evaporation apply, the lack of vacuum decay events in our past light cone may place new bounds on the black hole formation rate and thus on the fundamental scale of gravity in these models. For theories with fundamental scale $E_{*}$ above the Higgs instability scale of the Standard Model… CONTINUE READING

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