Hawking tunneling and boomerang behaviour of massive particles with E < m
Philbin, Thomas G.
AIP Conference Proceedings
American Institute of Physics
Massive particles are radiated from black holes through the Hawking mechanism together with the more familiar radiation of massless particles. For E ≥ m, the emission rate is identical to the massless case. But E < m particles can also tunnel across the horizon. A study of the dispersion relation and wave packet simulations show that their classical trajectory is similar to that of a boomerang. The tunneling formalism is used to calculate the probability for detecting such E < m particles, for a Schwarzschild black hole of astrophysical size or in an analogue gravity experiment, as a function of the distance from the horizon and the energy of the particle.
Copyright © 2012 American Institute of Physics
Towards New Paradigms: Proceeding of the Spanish Relativity Meeting 2011 (ERE2011), 29 August–2 September 2011, Madrid, Spain
Vol. 1458, pp. 435-438