Critical dimension in the black-string phase transition.

  title={Critical dimension in the black-string phase transition.},
  author={Evgeny Sorkin},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={93 3},
In spacetimes with compact dimensions, there exist several black object solutions including the black hole and the black string. They may become unstable depending on their relative size and the length scales in the compact dimensions. The transition between these solutions raises puzzles and addresses fundamental questions such as topology change, uniquenesses, and cosmic censorship. Here, we consider black strings wrapped over the compact circle of a d-dimensional cylindrical spacetime. We… CONTINUE READING
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