Decay of graviton condensates and their generalizations in arbitrary dimensions
2014 (English)In: Physical Review D, ISSN 1550-7998, Vol. 90, no 6, 064025- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Classicalons are self-bound classical field configurations, which include black holes in general relativity. In quantum theory, they are described by condensates of many soft quanta. In this work, their decay properties are studied in arbitrary dimensions. It is found that generically the decays of other classicalons are enhanced compared to pure graviton condensates, i.e. black holes. The evaporation of higher dimensional graviton condensates turns out to match Hawking radiation solely due to nonlinearites captured by the classicalon picture. Although less stable than black holes, all self-bound condensates are shown to be stable in the limit of large mass. Like for black holes, the effective coupling always scales as the inverse of the number of constituents, indicating that these systems are at critical points of quantum phase transitions. Consequences for cosmology, astro-and collider physics are briefly discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 90, no 6, 064025- p.
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-108372DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.90.064025ISI: 000342141600009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-108372DiVA: diva2:758115