par Vazquez-Poritz, Justin
Référence The journal of high energy physics (Online), 6, 3, page (115-124)
Publication Publié, 2002-03
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : We investigate the transition between singular and non-singular geometries from the vantage point of perturbative field dynamics. In particular, we obtain the closed-form absorption probability for minimally-coupled massless scalars propagating in the background of a heterotic 5-brane on a Taub-NUT instanton. This is an exact calculation for arbitrary incident frequencies. For the singular geometry, the absorption probability vanishes when the frequency is below a certain threshold, and for the non-singular case it vanishes for all frequencies. We discuss the connection between this phenomenon and the behavior of geodesies in this background. We also obtain exact quasinormal modes. © SISSA/ISAS 2002.