What We (Don't) Know about Black-Hole Formation in High-Energy Collisions
Higher-dimensional scenarios allow for the formation of mini black holes from TeV-scale particle collisions. The purpose of this letter is to review and compare different methods for the estimate of the total gravitational energy emitted in this process. To date, black-hole formation has mainly been studied using an apparent horizon search technique. This approach yields only an upper bound on the gravitational energy emitted during black-hole formation. Alternative calculations based on instantaneous collisions of point particles and black-hole perturbation theory suggest that the emitted gravitational energy may be smaller. New and more refined methods may be necessary to accurately describe black-hole formation in high-energy particle collisions.
V. Cardoso et al., "What We (Don't) Know about Black-Hole Formation in High-Energy Collisions," Classical and Quantum Gravity, vol. 22, no. 12, pp. L61 - L69, Institute of Physics - IOP Publishing, Jun 2005.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/22/12/L01
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This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant PHY 03-53180, and by a University of Mississippi FRP Grant.