# Critical bubbles and implications for critical black strings

@article{Sarbach2004CriticalBA, title={Critical bubbles and implications for critical black strings}, author={O livier Sarbach and Luis Lehner}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2004}, volume={71}, pages={026002} }

We demonstrate the existence of gravitational critical phenomena in higher dimensional electrovac bubble spacetimes. To this end, we study linear fluctuations about families of static, homogeneous spherically symmetric bubble spacetimes in Kaluza-Klein theories coupled to a Maxwell field. We prove that these solutions are linearly unstable and posses a unique unstable mode. We further show that the associated growth rate depends only on the mass per unit length of the background solution…

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