Minimum length effects in black hole physics

Roberto Casadio, Octavian Micu, Piero Nicolini

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We review themain consequences of the possible existence of aminimum measurable length, of the order of the Planck scale, on quantum effects occurring in black hole physics. In particular, we focus on the ensuing minimum mass for black holes and how modified dispersion relations affect the Hawking decay, both in four space-time dimensions and in models with extra spatial dimensions. In the latter case, we briefly discuss possible phenomenological signatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum Aspects of Black Holes
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9783319108520
ISBN (Print)9783319108513
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Black holes
  • Extra spatial-dimensions
  • Hawking effect
  • Minimum length
  • Planck scale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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