Abstract

In models with large extra dimensions, black holes may be produced in high-energy particle collisions. We revisit the physics of black hole formation in extensive air showers from ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, focusing on collisional QCD and black hole emissivity effects. New results for rotating black holes are presented. Monte Carlo simulations show that QCD effects and black hole spin produce no observable signatures in air showers. These results further confirm that the main characteristics of black hole-induced air showers do not depend on the fine details of micro-black-hole models.

Department(s)

Physics

Sponsor(s)

United States. Department of Energy

Comments

This work was supported (in part) by U.S. DOE Contract No. DE-FG05-91ER40622.

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1550-7998

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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