Leif Lönnblad, Malin Sjödal, Torsten Åkesson
QCD-Supression by Black Hole Production at the LHC

JHEP 0509:019,2005


Possible consequences of the production of small black holes at the LHC for different scenarios with large extra dimensions are investigated. The effects from black hole production on some standard jet observables are examined, concentrating on the reduction of the QCD cross section. It is found that black hole production of partons interacting on a short enough distance indeed seem to generate a drastic drop in the QCD cross section. However from an experimental point of view this will in most cases be camouflaged by energetic radiation from the black holes.

LU TP 05-25, hep-ph/0505181