Probing the size of extra dimensions with gravitational wave astronomy

Kent Yagi, Norihiro Tanahashi, Takahiro Tanaka

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

49 被引用数 (Scopus)


In the Randall-Sundrum II braneworld model, it has been conjectured, according to the AdS/CFT correspondence, that a brane-localized black hole (BH) larger than the bulk AdS curvature scale cannot be static, and it is dual to a four-dimensional BH emitting Hawking radiation through some quantum fields. In this scenario, the number of the quantum field species is so large that this radiation changes the orbital evolution of a BH binary. We derived the correction to the gravitational waveform phase due to this effect and estimated the upper bounds on by performing Fisher analyses. We found that the Deci-Hertz Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory and the Big Bang Observatory (DECIGO/BBO) can give a stronger constraint than the current tabletop result by detecting gravitational waves from small mass BH/BH and BH/neutron star (NS) binaries. Furthermore, DECIGO/BBO is expected to detect 105 BH/NS binaries per year. Taking this advantage, we find that DECIGO/BBO can actually measure down to 0.33μm for a 5 yr observation if we know that binaries are circular a priori. This is about 40 times smaller than the upper bound obtained from the tabletop experiment. On the other hand, when we take eccentricities into binary parameters, the detection limit weakens to 1.5μm due to strong degeneracies between and eccentricities. We also derived the upper bound on from the expected detection number of extreme mass ratio inspirals with LISA and BH/NS binaries with DECIGO/BBO, extending the discussion made recently by McWilliams. We found that these less robust constraints are weaker than the ones from phase differences.

ジャーナルPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
出版ステータス出版済み - 4月 19 2011

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
  • 物理学および天文学(その他)


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