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New instability of non-extremal black holes: spitting out supertubes

Chowdhury, B (University of Amsterdam)
Wednesday 25 January 2012, 16:00-17:00

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute


We search for stable bound states of non-extremal rotating three-charge black holes in five dimensions (Cvetic-Youm black holes) and supertubes. We do this by studying the potential of supertube probes in the non-extremal black hole background and find that generically the marginally bound state of the supersymmetric limit becomes metastable and disappears with non-extremality (higher temperature). However near extremality there is a range of parameters allowing for stable bound states, which have lower energy than the supertube-black hole merger.

Angular momentum is crucial for this effect. We use this setup in the D1-D5 decoupling limit to map a thermodynamic instability of the CFT (a new phase which is entropically dominant over the black hole phase) to a tunneling instability of the black hole towards the supertube-black hole bound state. This generalizes the results of "Moulting Black Holes", which mapped an entropy enigma in the bulk to the dual CFT in a supersymmetric setup.

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