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U-Duality, D-Branes And Black Hole Emission Rates: Agreements And Disagreements, Fay Dowker, David Kastor, Jennie Traschen Nov 1998

U-Duality, D-Branes And Black Hole Emission Rates: Agreements And Disagreements, Fay Dowker, David Kastor, Jennie Traschen

David Kastor

An expression for the spacetime absorption coefficient of a scalar field in a five dimensional, near extremal black hole background is derived, which has the same form as that presented by Maldacena and Strominger, but is valid over a larger, U-duality invariant region of parameter space and in general disagrees with the corresponding D-brane result. We develop an argument, based on D-brane thermodynamics, which specifies the range of parameters over which agreement should be expected. For neutral emission, the spacetime and D-brane results agree over this range. However, for charged emission, we find disagreement in the `Fat Black Hole' regime ...