QCD effects on ''stable'' micro black holes at the LHC

Itzhak Goldman, Yuval Grossman, Shmuel Nussinov

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If Micro Black Holes (MBHs) can be produced at the LHC, they will decay very fast. We study hypothetical MBHs that do not decay; in particular, QCD effects on accretion by MBHs that are produced at rest. We explain why accretion of a nucleon by such MBHs is associated with pion emission. This pion emission results in a kick to the MBHs, such that their velocities are large enough to escape the Earth. Our study provides an extra assurance that MBHs which might be produced at the LHC are not dangerous.

Original languageEnglish
Article number058
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


FundersFunder number
National Science Foundation
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences0757868


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