Higher-order corrections to mass-charge relation of extremal black holes

Yevgeny Kats, Lubo Motl, Megha Padi

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We investigate the hypothesis that the higher-derivative corrections always make extremal non-supersymmetric black holes lighter than the classical bound and self-repulsive. This hypothesis was recently formulated in the context of the so-called swampland program. One of our examples involves an extremal heterotic black hole in four dimensions. We also calculate the effect of general four-derivative terms in Maxwell-Einstein theories in D dimensions. The results are consistent with the conjecture.

Original languageEnglish
Article number068
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Black Holes
  • Black Holes in String Theory
  • Superstring Vacua

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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