Hadrons as signature of black hole production at the LHC

Irina Mocioiu, Yasushi Nara, Ina Sarcevic

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In models with several large extra dimensions and fundamental Planck scale of the order of 1 TeV, black holes can be produced in large numbers at LHC energies. We compute the charged hadron spectra obtained from the decay of black holes created in pp and Pb + Pb collisions at LHC. We show that hadrons from black hole decay dominate at transverse momenta pT ≳ 30-100 GeV/c compared to usual QCD processes and black hole production signals are easy to identify in hadron transverse momentum spectra. Furthermore we show that a measurement of the charged hadron spectra probes Planck scales up to 5 TeV for any number of extra dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-93
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 27 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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