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A microscopic description of absorption in high-energy string-brane collisions
KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA. University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
2016 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1126-6708, E-ISSN 1029-8479, no 3, 030Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

We study the collision of a highly energetic light closed string off a stack of Dp-branes at (sub)string-scale impact parameters and in a regime justifying a perturbative treatment. Unlike at larger impact parameters - where elastic scattering and/or tidal excitations dominate - here absorption of the closed string by the brane system, with the associated excitation of open strings living on it, becomes important. As a first step, we study this phenomenon at the disk level, in which the energetic closed string turns into a single heavy open string at rest whose particularly simple properties are described.

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Springer, 2016. no 3, 030
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D-branes, Bosonic Strings
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185065DOI: 10.1007/JHEP03(2016)030ISI: 000372265100004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84960842593OAI: diva2:920051

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Available from: 2016-04-15 Created: 2016-04-11 Last updated: 2016-04-15Bibliographically approved

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