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Stellar evolution and large extra dimensions

Authors
  • Cassisi, S
  • Castellani, V
  • Degl'Innocenti, S
  • Ricci, B
  • Fiorentini, G
Publication Date
Feb 08, 2000
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(00)00442-1
OAI: oai:arXiv.org:astro-ph/0002182
Source
CERN Document Server
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English
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Abstract

We discuss in detail the information on large extra dimensions which can bederived in the framework of stellar evolution theory and observation. The maineffect of large extra dimensions arises from the production of the Kaluza-Klein(KK) excitations of the graviton. The KK-graviton and matter interactions areof gravitational strength, so the KK states never become thermalized and alwaysfreely escape. In this paper we first pay attention to the sun. Production ofKK gravitons is incompatible with helioseismic constraints unless the 4+ndimensional Planck mass M_s exceeds 300 Gev/c^2. Next we show that stellarstructures in their advanced phase of H burning evolution put much more severeconstraints, M_s > 3-4 TeV/c^2, improving on current laboratory lower limits.

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