Ultrarelativistic limits of boosted dilaton black holes

Abstract

We investigate the ultrarelativistic limits of dilaton black holes, black pbranes (strings), multi-centered dilaton black hole solutions and black p-brane (string) solutions when the boost velocity approaches the speed of light. For dilaton black holes and black p-branes (boost is along the transverse directions), the resulting geometries are gravitational shock wave solutions generated by a single particle and membrane. For the multi-centered dilaton black hole solutions and black p-brane solutions (boost is along the transverse directions), the limiting geometries are shock wave solutions generated by multiple particles and membranes. When the boost is along the membrane directions, for the black p-brane and multi-centered black p-brane solution, the resulting geometries describe general plane-fronted waves propagating along the membranes. The effect of the dilaton on the limit is considered. PACS: 04.20.Jb, 04.30.Db, 04.30.Nk

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@inproceedings{Cai1998UltrarelativisticLO, title={Ultrarelativistic limits of boosted dilaton black holes}, author={R . G . Cai and Kwang-Sup Soh}, year={1998} }