Fate of the black string instability

Gary T. Horowitz, Kengo Maeda

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Abstract

It is a common notion that the instability of nonexternal black strings (and p-branes) causes the black string horizon to classically pinch off then quantum mechanically separate. The present work argues that this widespread belief is incorrect. Under very weak assumptions, it is proven that an event horizon cannot pinch off in finite time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number131301
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume87
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Sep 24
Externally publishedYes

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Fate of the black string instability. / Horowitz, Gary T.; Maeda, Kengo.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 87, No. 13, 131301, 24.09.2001.

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Horowitz, GT & Maeda, K 2001, 'Fate of the black string instability', Physical Review Letters, vol. 87, no. 13, 131301.
Horowitz, Gary T. ; Maeda, Kengo. / Fate of the black string instability. In: Physical Review Letters. 2001 ; Vol. 87, No. 13.
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