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Information consumption by Reissner-Nordström black holes

Strominger, Andrew and Trivedi, Sandip (1993) Information consumption by Reissner-Nordström black holes. Physical Review D, 48 (12). pp. 5778-5783. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.48.5778.

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The low-energy scattering of charged fermions by extremal magnetic Reissner-Nordström black holes is analyzed in the large-N and S-wave approximations. It is shown that (in these approximations) information is carried into a causally inaccessible region of spacetime, and thereby effectively lost. It is also shown that there is an infinite degeneracy of quantum black hole ground states, or "remnants," which store, but will not reveal, the information. A notable feature of the analysis, not shared by recent analyses of dilatonic black holes, is that the key physical questions can be answered within the weak coupling domain. We regard these results as strong evidence that effective information loss occurs in our Universe.

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Additional Information:© 1993 American Physical Society. (Received 19 July 1993) We wish to thank T. Banks, J. Bekenstein, S. Giddings, J. Hartle, G. Horowitz, M. O'Loughlin, J. Preskill, and L. Thorlacius for useful discussions. This work was supported in part by DOE Grant No. DEAC-03-8ER4050, and by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-89-04035.
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