Volume 118, Number 5, June 2017
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||21 August 2017|
Virtual black holes from the generalized uncertainty principle and proton decay
1 Department of Physics and Astronomy - King Saud University - Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
2 Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study - Korte Spinhuissteeg 3, 1012 CG Amsterdam, Netherlands
3 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Benha University - Benha, 13518, Egypt
Received: 15 May 2017
Accepted: 21 July 2017
We investigate the formation of virtual black holes in the context of the generalized uncertainty principle (GUP), as a mediator for a proton decay process which is forbidden by the standard model. Then, we calculate the lower bounds of the GUP deformation parameter by the experimental bound on the half-life of the proton.
PACS: 04.60.Bc – Phenomenology of quantum gravity / 04.70.Dy – Quantum aspects of black holes, evaporation, thermodynamics
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