D-brane Approach to Black Hole Quantum Mechanics

  title={D-brane Approach to Black Hole Quantum Mechanics},
  author={Curtis G Callan and Juan Martin Maldacena},
  journal={Nuclear Physics},
Abstract Strominger and Vafa have used D-brane technology to identify and precisely count the degenerate quantum states responsible for the entropy of certain extremal, BPS-saturated black holes. Here we give a Type-II D-brane description of a class of extremal and non-extremal five-dimensional Reissner-Nordstrom solutions and identify a corresponding set of degenerate D-brane configurations. We use this information to do a string theory calculation of the entropy, radiation rate and “Hawking… 

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