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Title: Integrability and black-hole microstate geometries

Abstract

We examine some recently-constructed families of asymptotically-AdS 3 × S3 supergravity solutions that have the same charges and mass as supersymmetric D1-D5- P black holes, but that cap off smoothly with no horizon. These solutions, known as superstrata, are quite complicated, however we show that, for an infinite family of solutions, the null geodesic problem is completely integrable, due to the existence of a non-trivial conformal Killing tensor that provides a quadratic conservation law for null geodesics. This implies that the massless scalar wave equation is separable. For another infinite family of solutions, we find that there is a non-trivial conformal Killing tensor only when the left-moving angular momentum of the massless scalar is zero. We also show that, for both these families, the metric degrees of freedom have the form they would take if they arose from a consistent truncation on S 3 down to a (2 + 1)-dimensional space-time. We discuss some of the broader consequences of these special properties for the physics of these black-hole microstate geometries.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Univ. Paris Saclay, CEA, CNRS, Yvette (France). Inst. de Physique Theorique
  2. Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  3. Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy and Dept. of Mathematics
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Research Org.:
Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1499255
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0011687
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Bena, Iosif, Turton, David, Walker, Robert, and Warner, Nicholas P. Integrability and black-hole microstate geometries. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1007/jhep11(2017)021.
Bena, Iosif, Turton, David, Walker, Robert, & Warner, Nicholas P. Integrability and black-hole microstate geometries. United States. doi:10.1007/jhep11(2017)021.
Bena, Iosif, Turton, David, Walker, Robert, and Warner, Nicholas P. Tue . "Integrability and black-hole microstate geometries". United States. doi:10.1007/jhep11(2017)021. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1499255.
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abstractNote = {We examine some recently-constructed families of asymptotically-AdS3 × S3 supergravity solutions that have the same charges and mass as supersymmetric D1-D5- P black holes, but that cap off smoothly with no horizon. These solutions, known as superstrata, are quite complicated, however we show that, for an infinite family of solutions, the null geodesic problem is completely integrable, due to the existence of a non-trivial conformal Killing tensor that provides a quadratic conservation law for null geodesics. This implies that the massless scalar wave equation is separable. For another infinite family of solutions, we find that there is a non-trivial conformal Killing tensor only when the left-moving angular momentum of the massless scalar is zero. We also show that, for both these families, the metric degrees of freedom have the form they would take if they arose from a consistent truncation on S3 down to a (2 + 1)-dimensional space-time. We discuss some of the broader consequences of these special properties for the physics of these black-hole microstate geometries.},
doi = {10.1007/jhep11(2017)021},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = 11,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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