Black hole remnants at the LHC
Abstract
We investigate possible signatures of black hole events at the LHC in the hypothesis that such objects will not evaporate completely, but leave a stable remnant. For the purpose of defining a reference scenario, we have employed the publicly available Monte Carlo generator CHARYBDIS2, in which the remnant's behavior is mostly determined by kinematic constraints and conservation of some quantum numbers, such as the baryon number. Our findings show that electrically neutral remnants are highly favored and a significantly larger amount of missing transverse momentum is to be expected with respect to the case of complete decay.
 Publication:

European Physical Journal C
 Pub Date:
 March 2012
 DOI:
 10.1140/epjc/s1005201219576
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1201.3208
 Bibcode:
 2012EPJC...72.1957B
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology;
 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 LaTeX, 13 pages, 2 tables, 5 figures, references added and typos corrected. To appear in EPJC