If the scale of quantum gravity is near TeV, the CERN Large Hadron Collider will be producing one black hole (BH) about every second. The decays of the BHs into the final states with prompt, hard photons, electrons, or muons provide a clean signature with low background. The correlation between the BH mass and its temperature, deduced from the energy spectrum of the decay products, can test Hawking's evaporation law and determine the number of large new dimensions and the scale of quantum gravity.
Physical Review Letters
- Pub Date:
- October 2001
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology;
- High Energy Physics - Experiment;
- High Energy Physics - Theory
- 5 pages, 3 figures, submitted to PRL. Results presented at the Les Houches Workshop "Physics at the TeV Colliders" (May 30, 2001) and the "Avatars of M-Theory" conference, ITP at Santa Barbara (June 7, 2001), http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/mtheory_c01/dimopoulos