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Regularization of the linearized gravitational self-force for branes.
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PMID:  15169337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We discuss the linearized, gravitational self-interaction of a brane of arbitrary codimension in a spacetime of arbitrary dimension. We find that in the codimension two case the gravitational self-force is exactly zero for a Nambu-Goto equation of state, generalizing a previous result for a string in four dimensions. For the case of a 3-brane, this picks out the case of a six-dimensional brane-world model as having special properties that we discuss. In particular, we see that bare tension on the brane has no effect locally, suppressing the cosmological constant problem.
Richard A Battye; Brandon Carter; Andrew Mennim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2004-05-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0031-9007     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-31     Completed Date:  2004-06-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201305     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL, United Kingdom.
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