If the scale of quantum gravity is near a TeV, black holes will be copiously produced at the LHC. In this work we study the main properties of the light descendants of these black holes. We show that the emitted partons are closely spaced outside the horizon, and hence they do not fragment into hadrons in vacuum but more likely into a kind of quark-gluon plasma. Consequently, the thermal emission occurs far from the horizon, at a temperature characteristic of the QCD scale. We analyze the energy spectrum of the particles emerging from the "chromosphere", and find that the hard hadronic jets are almost entirely suppressed. They are replaced by an isotropic distribution of soft photons and hadrons, with hundreds of particles in the GeV range. This provides a new distinctive signature for black hole events at LHC.


Originally posted at http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0209337v4. Preprint of an article published in Physical Review D, v.67 no.6, 2003.


LHC, high energy physics phenomenology, TeV, chromosphere

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Black holes (Astronomy), Large Hadron Collider (France and Switzerland), Phenomenological theory (Physics)



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