Black holes in supergravity: the non-BPS branch

Eric G. Gimon, Finn Larsen, Joan Simon

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Abstract / Description of output

We construct extremal, spherically symmetric black hole solutions to 4D supergravity with charge assignments that preclude BPS-saturation. In particular, we determine the ground state energy as a function of charges and moduli. We find that the mass of the non-BPS black hole remains that of a marginal bound state of four basic constituents throughout the entire moduli space and that there is always a non-zero gap above the BPS bound.
Original languageEnglish
Article number040
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number01
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2008

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • hep-th
  • Black Holes
  • D-branes
  • Black Holes in String Theory


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