On Black-Brane Instability In an Arbitrary Dimension

  title={On Black-Brane Instability In an Arbitrary Dimension},
  author={Barak Kol and Evgeny Sorkin},
The black-hole black-string system is known to exhibit critical dimensions and therefore it is interesting to vary the spacetime dimension D, treating it as a parameter of the system. We derive the large D asymptotics of the critical, i.e. marginally stable, string following an earlier numerical analysis. For a background with an arbitrary compactification manifold we give an expression for the critical mass of a corresponding black brane. This expression is completely explicit for T, the n… CONTINUE READING
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