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Title: Correspondence principle for black holes and strings

Abstract

For most black holes in string theory, the Schwarzschild radius in string units decreases as the string coupling is reduced. We formulate a correspondence principle, which states that (i) when the size of the horizon drops below the size of a string, the typical black hole state becomes a typical state of strings and D-branes with the same charges, and (ii) the mass does not change abruptly during the transition. This provides a statistical interpretation of black hole entropy. This approach does not yield the numerical coefficient, but gives the correct dependence on mass and charge in a wide range of cases, including neutral black holes. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States)
  2. Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
503743
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review, D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 55; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: PBD: May 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; STRING MODELS; BLACK HOLES; COUPLING; SCHWARZSCHILD RADIUS; SIZE; MASS; ENTROPY

Citation Formats

Horowitz, G.T., and Polchinski, J. Correspondence principle for black holes and strings. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.55.6189.
Horowitz, G.T., & Polchinski, J. Correspondence principle for black holes and strings. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.55.6189.
Horowitz, G.T., and Polchinski, J. Thu . "Correspondence principle for black holes and strings". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.55.6189.
@article{osti_503743,
title = {Correspondence principle for black holes and strings},
author = {Horowitz, G.T. and Polchinski, J.},
abstractNote = {For most black holes in string theory, the Schwarzschild radius in string units decreases as the string coupling is reduced. We formulate a correspondence principle, which states that (i) when the size of the horizon drops below the size of a string, the typical black hole state becomes a typical state of strings and D-branes with the same charges, and (ii) the mass does not change abruptly during the transition. This provides a statistical interpretation of black hole entropy. This approach does not yield the numerical coefficient, but gives the correct dependence on mass and charge in a wide range of cases, including neutral black holes. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.55.6189},
journal = {Physical Review, D},
number = 10,
volume = 55,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {5}
}