The flavor of quantum gravity

Calmet, Xavier, Fragkakis, Dionysios and Gausmann, Nina (2011) The flavor of quantum gravity. Eur.Phys.J., C71 (11). pp. 1781-1784. ISSN 1434-6044

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We develop an effective field theory to describe the coupling of non-thermal quantum black holes to particles such as those of the Standard Model. The effective Lagrangian is determined by imposing that the production cross section of a non-thermal quantum black hole be given by the usual geometrical cross section. Having determined the effective Lagrangian, we estimate the contribution of a virtual hole to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, $\mu \to e \gamma$ transition and to the electric dipole moment of the neutron. We obtain surprisingly weak bounds on the Planck mass due to a chiral suppression factor in the calculated low energy observables. The tightest bounds come from $\mu \to e \gamma$ and the limit on the neutron electric dipole moment. These bounds are in the few TeV region. However, the bound obtained from proton decay is much more severe and of the order of $1 \times 10^6$ GeV.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science
Depositing User: Xavier Calmet
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2012 15:10
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2012 15:10
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