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  1. Brane Cosmology

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    Papantonopoulos, E.

    2002-01-01

    The aim of these lectures is to give a brief introduction to brane cosmology. After introducing some basic geometrical notions, we discuss the cosmology of a brane universe with matter localized on the brane. Then we introduce an intrinsic curvature scalar term in the bulk action, and analyze the cosmology of this induced gravity. Finally we present the cosmology of a moving brane in the background of other branes, and as a particular example, we discuss the cosmological evolution of a test b...

  2. Nonsingular Cosmologies from Branes

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    Biswas, A; Pal, S S; Biswas, Anindya; Mukherji, Sudipta; Pal, Shesansu Sekhar

    2004-01-01

    We analyse possible cosmological scenarios on a brane where the brane acts as a dynamical boundary of various black holes with anti-de Sitter or de Sitter asymptotics. In many cases, the brane is found to describe completely non-singular universe. In some cases, quantum gravity era of the brane-universe can also be avoided by properly tuning bulk parameters. We further discuss the creation of a brane-universe by studying its wave function. This is done by employing Wheeler-De Witt equation in the mini superspace formalism.

  3. Modified geodetic brane cosmology

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    We explore the cosmological implications provided by the geodetic brane gravity action corrected by an extrinsic curvature brane term, describing a codimension-1 brane embedded in a 5D fixed Minkowski spacetime. In the geodetic brane gravity action, we accommodate the correction term through a linear term in the extrinsic curvature swept out by the brane. We study the resulting geodetic-type equation of motion. Within a Friedmann–Robertson–Walker metric, we obtain a generalized Friedmann equation describing the associated cosmological evolution. We observe that, when the radiation-like energy contribution from the extra dimension is vanishing, this effective model leads to a self-(non-self)-accelerated expansion of the brane-like universe in dependence on the nature of the concomitant parameter β associated with the correction, which resembles an analogous behaviour in the DGP brane cosmology. Several possibilities in the description for the cosmic evolution of this model are embodied and characterized by the involved density parameters related in turn to the cosmological constant, the geometry characterizing the model, the introduced β parameter as well as the dark-like energy and the matter content on the brane. (paper)

  4. Post-inflationary brane cosmology

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    Mazumdar, Anupam

    2000-01-01

    The brane cosmology has invoked new challenges to the usual Big Bang cosmology. In this paper we present a brief account on thermal history of the post-inflationary brane cosmology. We have realized that it is not obvious that the post-inflationary brane cosmology would always deviate from the standard Big Bang cosmology. However, if it deviates some stringent conditions on the brane tension are to be satisfied. In this regard we study various implications on gravitino production and its abun...

  5. Brane cosmology in teleparallel gravity

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    Atazadeh, K

    2014-01-01

    We consider cosmology of brane-world scenario in the frame work of teleparallel gravity in that way matter is localized on the brane. We show that the cosmology of such branes is different from the standard cosmology in teleparallelism. In particular, we obtain a class of new solutions with a constant five-dimensional radius and cosmologically evolving brane in the context of constant torsion $f(T)$ gravity.

  6. Brane-world cosmology

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    Wands, David

    1999-01-01

    A simple model of the brane-world cosmology has been proposed, which is characterized by four parameters, the bulk cosmological constant, the spatial curvature of the universe, the radiation strength arising from bulk space-time and the breaking parameter of $Z_2$-symmetry. The bulk space-time is assumed to be locally static five-dimensional analogue of the Schwarzschild-anti-de Sitter space-time, and then the location of three-brane is determined by metric junction. The resulting Friedmann e...

  7. Brane cosmology with curvature corrections

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    We study the cosmology of the Randall-Sundrum brane-world where the Einstein-Hilbert action is modified by curvature correction terms: a four-dimensional scalar curvature from induced gravity on the brane, and a five-dimensional Gauss-Bonnet curvature term. The combined effect of these curvature corrections to the action removes the infinite-density big bang singularity, although the curvature can still diverge for some parameter values. A radiation brane undergoes accelerated expansion near the minimal scale factor, for a range of parameters. This acceleration is driven by the geometric effects, without an inflation field or negative pressures. At late times, conventional cosmology is recovered. (author)

  8. D-branes and cosmology

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    D-branes, topological defects in string theory on which string endpoints can live, may give new insight into the understanding of the cosmological evolution of the Universe at early epochs. We analyze the dynamics of D-branes in curved backgrounds and discuss the parameter space of M-theory as a function of the coupling constant and of the curvature of the Universe. We show that D-branes may be efficiently produced by gravitational effects. Furthermore, in curved space-times the transverse fluctuations of the D-branes develop a tachyonic mode and when the fluctuations grow larger than the horizon the branes become tensionless and break up. This signals a transition to a new regime. We discuss the implications of our findings for the singularity problem present in string cosmology, suggesting the existence of a limiting value for the curvature which is in agreement with the value suggested by the cosmological version of the holography principle. We also comment on possible implications for the so-called brane world scenario, where the Standard Model gauge and matter fields live inside some branes while gravitons live in the bulk

  9. Dark D-brane cosmology

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    Koivisto, Tomi; Wills, Danielle; Zavala, Ivonne

    2014-01-01

    Disformally coupled cosmologies arise from Dirac-Born-Infeld actions in Type II string theories, when matter resides on a moving hidden sector D-brane. Since such matter interacts only very weakly with the standard model particles, this scenario can provide a natural origin for the dark sector of the universe with a clear geometrical interpretation: dark energy is identified with the scalar field associated to the D-brane's position as it moves in the internal space, acting as quintessence, w...

  10. A varying-e brane world cosmology

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    We study a varying electric charge brane world cosmology in the RS2 model obtained from a varying-speed-of-light brane world cosmology by redefining the system of units. We elaborate conditions under which the flatness problem and the cosmological constant problem can be resolved by such cosmological model (author)

  11. Lectures on string/brane cosmology

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    An overview of some cosmological aspects of string theory is presented. Recent developments are emphasized, especially the attempts to derive inflation or alternatives to inflation from the dynamics of branes in string theory. Time-dependent backgrounds with potential cosmological implications, such as those provided by negative tension branes and S-branes and the rolling string tachyon are also discussed

  12. Brane cosmological evolution in a bulk with cosmological constant

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    Binetruy, Pierre; Deffayet, Cedric; Ellwanger, Ulrich; Langlois, David

    1999-01-01

    We consider the cosmology of a ``3-brane universe'' in a five dimensional (bulk) space-time with a cosmological constant. We show that Einstein's equations admit a first integral, analogous to the first Friedmann equation, which governs the evolution of the metric in the brane, whatever the time evolution of the metric along the fifth dimension. We thus obtain the cosmological evolution in the brane for any equation of state describing the matter in the brane, without needing the dependence o...

  13. Dark D-brane Cosmology

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    Koivisto, Tomi; Zavala, Ivonne

    2013-01-01

    Disformally coupled cosmologies are shown to emerge in the Dirac-Born-Infeld scenarios of Type II string theory compactifications, when matter resides on a moving hidden sector D-brane. Since such matter interacts only very weakly with the standard model particles, this scenario can provide a natural origin for the dark sector of the universe with a clear geometrical interpretation: dark energy is identified with the scalar field associated to the D-brane's position as it moves in the internal space, while dark matter is identified with the matter living on the D-brane. The coupling functions are determined by the (warped) extra-dimensional geometry, and are thus constrained by theory. The resulting cosmologies are studied using both dynamical system analysis and numerics. From the dynamical system point of view, one free parameter controls the cosmological dynamics, given by the ratio of the warp factor and the potential energy scales. The disformal coupling allows for new scaling solutions that can describe...

  14. A varying-α brane world cosmology

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    We study the brane world cosmology in the RS2 model where the electric charge varies with time in the manner described by the varying fine-structure constant theory of Bekenstein. We map such varying electric charge cosmology to the dual variable-speed-of-light cosmology by changing system of units. We comment on cosmological implications for such cosmological models. (author)

  15. A Varying-alpha Brane World Cosmology

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    Youm, Donam

    2001-01-01

    We study the brane world cosmology in the RS2 model where the electric charge varies with time in the manner described by the varying fine-structure constant theory of Bekenstein. We map such varying electric charge cosmology to the dual variable-speed-of-light cosmology by changing system of units. We comment on cosmological implications for such cosmological models.

  16. Brane Space-Time and Cosmology

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    Naboulsi, R

    2003-01-01

    I reconsider the cosmology of a 3-brane universe imbedded in a five-dimensional anti-de Sitter space AdS5 with a cosmological constant and show that the resulting Friedmann equations for this system are identical to those standard obtained in 4D FRW space-time in the presence of an additional density, playing two roles: the tension of the brane and the gravitino density We discuss some important concequences on hot big bang cosmology.

  17. Second order brane cosmology with radion stabilization

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    We study cosmology in the five-dimensional Randall-Sundrum brane world with a stabilizing effective potential for the radion and matter localized on the branes. The analysis is performed by employing a perturbative expansion in the ratio ρ/V between the matter energy density on the branes and the brane tensions around the static Randall-Sundrum solution (which has ρ=0 and brane tensions ±V). This approach ensures that the matter evolves adiabatically and allows us to find approximate solutions to second order in ρ/V. Some particular cases are then analyzed in detail

  18. Cosmology of brane universes and brane gases

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    Boehm, Timon Georg; Durrer, Ruth

    2004-01-01

    Nous étudions le comportement dynamique et perturbateur de certains modèles cosmologiques inspirés par la théorie des cordes. Celle-ci est une théorie de la gravité quantique qui est fort probablement nécessaire pour comprendre l'origine de notre univers. Ses prédictions (l'existence des dimensions supplémentaires et des p-branes) sont très intéressantes pour la cosmologie. D'abord, notre univers est identifié avec une 3-brane plongée dans un espace-temps cinq-dimensionnel. Nous montrons que ...

  19. Cosmology of brane universes and brane gases

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    Boehm, Timon Georg

    2003-01-01

    Nous étudions le comportement dynamique et perturbateur de certains modèles cosmologiques inspirés par la théorie des cordes. Celle-ci est une théorie de la gravité quantique qui est fort probablement nécessaire pour comprendre l'origine de notre univers. Ses prédictions (l'existence des dimensions supplémentaires et des p-branes) sont très intéressantes pour la cosmologie. D'abord, notre univers est identifié avec une 3-brane plongée dans un espace-temps cinq-dimensionnel. Nous montrons que ...

  20. Self-T-Dual Brane Cosmology

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    Rinaldi, Massimiliano

    2006-01-01

    We show how T-duality can be implemented with brane cosmology. As a result, we obtain a smooth bouncing cosmology with features similar to the ones of the pre-Big Bang scenario. Also, by allowing T-duality transformations along the time-like direction, we find a static solution that displays an interesting self tuning property.

  1. Brane-world cosmology with black strings

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    Gergely, L A

    2006-01-01

    We consider the simplest scenario when black strings (cigars) penetrate the cosmological brane. As a result, the brane has a Swiss-cheese structure, with Schwarzschild black holes immersed in a Friedmann-Lema\\^{\\i}tre-Robertson-Walker brane. There is no dark radiation in the model, the cosmological regions of the brane are characterized by a cosmological constant $\\Lambda$ and flat spatial sections. Regardless of the value of $\\Lambda$, these brane-world universes forever expand and forever decelerate. The totality of source terms in the modified Einstein equation sum up to a dust, establishing a formal equivalence with the general relativistic Einstein-Straus model. However in this brane-world scenario with black strings the evolution of the cosmological fluid strongly depends on $\\Lambda$. For $\\Lambda$ less or equal to zero it has positive energy density $\\rho$ and negative pressure $p$ and at late times it behaves as in the Einstein-Straus model. For (not too high) positive values of $\\Lambda$ the cosmolo...

  2. Isotropic singularity in inhomogeneous brane cosmological models

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    We discuss the asymptotic dynamical evolution of spatially inhomogeneous brane-world cosmological models close to the initial singularity. By introducing suitable scale-invariant dependent variables and a suitable gauge, we write the evolution equations of the spatially inhomogeneous G2 brane cosmological models with one spatial degree of freedom as a system of autonomous first-order partial differential equations. We study the system numerically, and we find that there always exists an initial singularity, which is characterized by the fact that spatial derivatives are dynamically negligible. More importantly, from the numerical analysis we conclude that there is an initial isotropic singularity in all these spatially inhomogeneous brane cosmologies for a range of parameter values which include the physically important cases of radiation and a scalar field source. The numerical results are supported by a qualitative dynamical analysis and a calculation of the past asymptotic decay rates. Although the analysis is local in nature, the numerics indicate that the singularity is isotropic for all relevant initial conditions. Therefore this analysis, and a preliminary investigation of general inhomogeneous (G0) models, indicates that it is plausible that the initial singularity is isotropic in spatially inhomogeneous brane-world cosmological models and consequently that brane cosmology naturally gives rise to a set of initial data that provide the conditions for inflation to subsequently take place

  3. Brane-world cosmology and inflation

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    Misao Sasaki

    2004-10-01

    There has been substantial progress in brane-world cosmology in recent years. Much attention has been particularly paid to the second Randall–Sundrum (RS2) scenario in which a single positive-tension brane is embedded in a five-dimensional space-time, called the bulk, with a negative cosmological constant. This brane-world scenario is quite attractive because of the non-trivial geometry in the bulk and because it successfully gives four-dimensional general relativity in the low energy limit. After reviewing basic features of the RS2 scenario, we consider a brane-world inflation model driven by the dynamics of a scalar field living in the five-dimensional bulk, the so-called bulk inflaton model. An intriguing feature of this model is that the projection of the bulk inflaton on the brane behaves just like an ordinary inflaton in four dimensions in the low energy regime, 2 ℓ2 ≪ 1, where is the Hubble expansion rate of the brane and ℓ is the curvature radius of the bulk. We then discuss the cosmological perturbation on superhorizon scales in this model. We find that, even under the presence of spatial inhomogeneities, the model is indistinguishable from the standard four-dimensional inflation to (2 ℓ2). That is, the difference may appear only at O(4 ℓ4).

  4. Cosmological Evolution of Brane World Moduli

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    Brax, P; Davis, A C; Rhodes, C S; Brax, Ph.

    2003-01-01

    We study cosmological consequences of non-constant brane world moduli in five dimensional brane world models with bulk scalars and two boundary branes. We focus on the case where the brane tension is an exponential function of the bulk scalar field, $U_b \\propto \\exp{(\\alpha \\phi)}$. In the limit $\\alpha \\to 0$, the model reduces to the two-brane model of Randall-Sundrum, whereas larger values of $\\alpha$ allow for a less warped bulk geometry. Using the moduli space approximation we derive the four-dimensional low-energy effective action from a supergravity-inspired five-dimensional theory. For arbitrary values of $\\alpha$, the resulting theory has the form of a bi-scalar-tensor theory. We show that, in order to be consistent with local gravitational observations, $\\alpha$ has to be small (less than $10^{-2}$) and the separation of the branes must be large. We study the cosmological evolution of the interbrane distance and the bulk scalar field for different matter contents on each branes. Our findings indica...

  5. Cold dark matter in brane cosmology scenario

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    We analyze the dark matter problem in the context of brane cosmology. We investigate the impact of the non-conventional brane cosmology on the relic abundance of non-relativistic stable particles in high and low reheating temperature scenarios. We show that in case of high reheating temperature, the brane cosmology may enhance the dark matter relic density by many order of magnitudes and a stringent lower bound on the five dimensional scale is obtained. We also consider low reheating temperature scenarios with chemical equilibrium and non-equilibrium. We emphasize that in non-equilibrium case, the resulting relic density is very small. While with equilibrium, it is increased by a factor of O(102) with respect to the standard thermal production. Therefore, dark matter particles with large cross section, which is favored by detection expirements, can be consistent with the recent relic density observational limits

  6. Finite temperature effects in brane cosmology

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    Ansari, R U H; Ansari, Rizwan Ul Haq

    2004-01-01

    Finite temperature effects in brane world cosmology are studied by considering the interaction between scalar field and bulk gravity. One-loop correction to zero-temperature potential is computed by taking into account, interaction of scalar field and bulk gravity. Phase transitions and high temperature symmetry restoration are examined. Critical temperature of phase transitions depends on the interaction constant of the scalar field and bulk gravity, and these constant is an order parameter. Present study can account for second order phase transition in early universe, in brane world cosmological scenario.

  7. Mirage cosmology with an unstable probe D3-brane

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    Jeong, Dong Hyeok; Kim, Jin Young

    2005-01-01

    We consider the mirage cosmology by an unstable probe brane whose action is represented by BDI action with tachyon. We study how the presence of tachyon affects the evolution of the brane inflation. At the early stage of the brane inflation, the tachyon kinetic term can play an important role in curing the superluminal expansion in mirage cosmology.

  8. Mirage cosmology with an unstable probe D3-brane

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    We consider the mirage cosmology by an unstable probe brane whose action is represented by Dirac-Born-Infeld action with tachyon. We study how the presence of tachyon affects the evolution of the brane inflation. At the early stage of the brane inflation, the tachyon kinetic term can play an important role in curing the superluminal expansion in mirage cosmology

  9. Slinky evolution of domain wall brane cosmology

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    Kadosh, Avihay; Pallante, Elisabetta

    2012-01-01

    Invoking an initial symmetry between the time $t$ and some extra spatial dimension $y$, we discuss a novel scenario where the dynamical formation of the 4-dim brane and its cosmological evolution are induced simultaneously by a common $ ty $ symmetry breaking mechanism. The local maximum of the underlying scalar potential is mapped onto a `watershed' curve in the $(t,y)$ plane; the direction tangent to this curve is identified as the cosmic time, whereas the perpendicular direction serves locally as the extra spatial dimension. Special attention is devoted to the so-called slinky configurations, whose brane cosmology is characterized by a decaying cosmological constant along the watershed curve. Such a slinky solution is first constructed within a simplified case where the watershed is constrained by $y=0$. The physical requirements (and the problematics) for a slinky configuration to generate a realistic model are then discussed in a more elaborated framework. Prospects for adding matter and radiation fields...

  10. Brane and Nonisotropic Bianchi Cosmology

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    Naboulsi, R

    2003-01-01

    In this letter, we use Einstein field equations in the presence of gravitino cosmological density derived in a previous paper [1] to study a spatially honogenous, nonisotropic cosmological model, in particular the Bianchi IV model. We find a axisymmetric Universe, free of singularity in the past, asymptotically flat as time grows, and admit the presence of gravitino mass as missing energy and positive cosmological constant as Lambda > 3m^2.

  11. Brane Cosmology and Higher Derivative Theory

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    Naboulsi, R

    2003-01-01

    In this paper, we have considered a cosmological model with density perturbation and decreasing cosmological constant of the form Lambda = 3beta (frac{dot{R}^2}{R^2}) + delta (frac{ddot{R}}{R}), beta, gamma = const. Inspired from brane cosmology, we supposed the presence of exotic density related to the cosmological constant by the formula 2Lambda = 3m^2, where m is a constant having the dimension of Hubble constant. Their effects on the evolution of the spatially, flat FRW cosmoligical model of the Universe is analyzed in the framework of higher derivative theory. The Universe is found to be accelerating with time with no initial singularity for beta < frac{1}{3} and the cosmological constant is found to decrease as t^{-2} but smaller than 3H^2. The presence of interacting scalar field is also discussed.

  12. Cosmology from quantum potential in brane-anti-brane system

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    Sepehri, Alireza

    2015-01-01

    Recently, some authors removed the big-bang singularity and predicted an infinite age of our universe. In this paper, we show that the same result can be obtained in string theory and M-theory; however, the shape of universe changes in different epochs. In our mechanism, first, N fundamental string decay to N D0-anti-D0-brane. Then, D0-branes join to each other, grow and and form a six-dimensional brane-antibrane system. This system is unstable, broken and present form of four dimensional universes , one anti-universe in additional to one wormhole are produced. Thus, there isn't any big-bang in cosmology and universe is a fundamental string at the beginning. Also, total age of universe contains two parts, one in related to initial age and second which is corresponded to present age of universe ($t_{tot}=t_{initial}+t_{present}$). On the other hand, initial age of universe includes two parts, the age of fundamental string and time of transition ($t_{initial}=t_{transition}+t_{f-string}$). We observe that only ...

  13. Cosmology from quantum potential in brane-anti-brane system

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    Sepehri, Alireza

    2015-09-01

    Recently, some authors removed the big-bang singularity and predicted an infinite age of our universe. In this paper, we show that the same result can be obtained in string theory and M-theory; however, the shape of universe changes in different epochs. In our mechanism, first, N fundamental string decay to N D0-anti-D0-brane. Then, D0-branes join each other, grow and form a six-dimensional brane-antibrane system. This system is unstable, broken and at present the form of four-dimensional universes, one anti-universe in addition to one wormhole are produced. Thus, there isn't any big-bang in cosmology and the universe is a fundamental string at the beginning. Also, the total age of universe contains two parts, one is related to initial age and the other corresponds to the present age of universe (ttot =tinitial +tpresent). On the other hand, the initial age of universe includes two parts, the age of fundamental string and the time of transition (tinitial =ttransition +tf-string). We observe that only in the case of (tf-string → ∞), the scale factor of universe is zero and as a result, the total age of universe is infinity.

  14. Sp-brane accelerating cosmologies

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    We investigate time dependent solutions (S-brane solutions) for product manifolds consisting of factor spaces where only one of them is non-Ricci-flat. Our model contains a minimally coupled free scalar field as a matter source. We discuss a possibility of generating late-time acceleration of the Universe. The analysis is performed in conformally related Brans-Dicke and Einstein frames. Dynamical behavior of our Universe is described by its scale factor. Since the scale factors of our Universe are described by different variables in both frames, they can have different dynamics. Indeed, we show that with our S-brane ansatz in the Brans-Dicke frame the stages of accelerating expansion exist for all types of the external space (flat, spherical, and hyperbolic). However, applying the same ansatz for the metric in the Einstein frame, we find that a model with flat external space and hyperbolic compactification of the internal space is the only one with the stage of the accelerating expansion. A scalar field can prevent this acceleration. It is shown that the case of hyperbolic external space in the Brans-Dicke frame is the only model which can satisfy experimental bounds for the fine-structure constant variations. We obtain a class of models where a pair of dynamical internal spaces have fixed total volume. This results in a fixed fine-structure constant. However, these models are unstable and external space is nonaccelerating

  15. Teleparallel loop quantum cosmology in a system of intersecting branes

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    Sepehri, Alireza; Pradhan, Anirudh; Beesham, Aroonkumar; de Haro, Jaume

    2016-09-01

    Recently, some authors have removed the big bang singularity in teleparallel Loop Quantum Cosmology (LQC) and have shown that the universe may undergo a number of oscillations. We investigate the origin of this type of teleparallel theory in a system of intersecting branes in M-theory in which the angle between them changes with time. This system is constructed by two intersecting anti-D8-branes, one compacted D4-brane and a D3-brane. These branes are built by joining M0-branes which develop in decaying fundamental strings. The compacted D4-brane is located between two intersecting anti-D8 branes and glues to one of them. Our universe is located on the D3 brane which wraps around the D4 brane from one end and sticks to one of the anti-D8 branes from the other one. In this system, there are three types of fields, corresponding to compacted D4 branes, intersecting branes and D3-branes. These fields interact with each other and make the angle between branes oscillate. By decreasing this angle, the intersecting anti-D8 branes approach each other, the D4 brane rolls, the D3 brane wraps around the D4 brane, and the universe contracts. By separating the intersecting branes and increasing the angle, the D4 brane rolls in the opposite direction, the D3 brane separates from it and the expansion branch begins. Also, the interaction between branes in this system gives us the exact form of the relevant Lagrangian for teleparallel LQC.

  16. Fine-tuning of the cosmological constant in brane worlds

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    We discuss how the fine-tuning of the cosmological constant enters brane world setups. After presenting the Randall Sundrum model as a prototype case, we focus on single brane models with curvature singularities which are separated from the brane in the additional dimension. Finally, the issue of the existence of nearby curved solutions is addressed. (orig.)

  17. Teleparallel loop quantum cosmology in a system of intersecting branes

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    Sepehri, Alireza; Beesham, A; de Haro, Jaume

    2016-01-01

    Recently, some authors have removed the big bang singularity in teleparallel Loop Quantum Cosmology (LQC) and have shown that the universe may undergo a number of oscillations. We investigate the origin of this type of teleparallel theory in a system of intersecting branes in M-theory in which the angle between them changes with time. This system is constructed by two intersecting anti-D8-branes, one compacted D4-brane and the other a D3-brane. These branes are built by joining M0-branes which develop in decaying fundamental strings. The compacted D4-brane is located between two intersecting anti-D8 branes and glues to one of them. Our universe is located on the D3 brane which wraps the D4 brane from one end and sticks to one of the anti-D8 branes from another one. In this system, there are three types of ?elds, corresponding to compacted D4 branes, intersecting branes and D3-branes. These ?elds interact with each other and make the angle between branes oscillate. By decreasing this angle and approaching the ...

  18. Cosmography of f(R) - brane cosmology

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    Bouhmadi-Lopez, Mariam; Cardone, Vincenzo F

    2010-01-01

    Cosmography is a useful tool to constrain cosmological models, in particular dark energy models. In the case of modified theories of gravity, where the equations of motion are generally quite complicated, cosmography can contribute to select realistic models without imposing arbitrary choices a priori. Indeed, its reliability is based on the assumptions that the universe is homogeneous and isotropic on large scale and luminosity distance can be "tracked" by the derivative series of the scale factor a(t). We apply this approach to induced gravity brane-world models where an f(R)-term is present in the brane effective action. The virtue of the model is to self-accelerate the normal and healthy DGP branch once the f(R)-term deviates from the Hilbert-Einstein action. We show that the model, coming from a fundamental theory, is consistent with the LCDM scenario at low redshift. We finally estimate the cosmographic parameters fitting the Union2 Type Ia Supernovae (SNeIa) dataset and the distance priors from Baryon ...

  19. Bare and effective fluid description in brane world cosmology

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    Cruz, Norman [Universidad de Santiago, Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencia, Casilla 307, Santiago (Chile); Lepe, Samuel; Saavedra, Joel [Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Instituto de Fisica, Casilla 4950, Valparaiso (Chile); Pena, Francisco [Universidad de La Frontera, Departamento de Ciencias Fisicas, Facultad de Ingenieria, Ciencias y Administracion, Avda. Francisco Salazar 01145, Casilla 54-D, Temuco (Chile)

    2010-03-15

    An effective fluid description, for a brane world model in five dimensions, is discussed for both signs of the brane tension. We found several cosmological scenarios where the effective equation differs widely from the bare equation of state. For universes with negative brane tension, with a bare fluid satisfying the strong energy condition, the effective fluid can cross the barrier {omega} {sub eff}=-1. (orig.)

  20. Regge-Teitelboim Goedetic Brane Gravity and Effective Cosmology

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    Naboulsi, R

    2003-01-01

    A geodetic brane cosmology formulated by virtue of 5-dimensional local isometric embedding is investigated with the context of Regge-Teitelboim brane gravity. We discuss a simple model where the resulting FRW evolution of the universe is governed by an effective density of the form rho + Lambda + 3m^2 where m is a constant having the dimension of the Hubble constant H.

  1. Extra-dimensional cosmology with domain-wall branes

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    We show how to define a consistent braneworld cosmology in a model in which the brane is constructed as a field-theoretic domain wall of finite thickness. The Friedmann, Robertson-Walker metric is recovered in the region of the brane, but, remarkably, with scale factor that depends on particle energy and on particle species, constituting a breakdown of the weak equivalence principle on sufficiently small scales. This unusual effect comes from the extended nature of particles confined to a domain-wall brane, and the fact that they feel an 'average' of the bulk spacetime. We demonstrate how to recover the standard results of brane cosmology in the infinitely-thin brane limit, and comment on how our results have the potential to place bounds on parameters such as the thickness of domain-wall braneworlds.

  2. The Cosmological Constant Problem from a Brane-World Perspective

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    Förste, S; Lavignac, Stephane; Nilles, Hans Peter; Forste, Stefan; Lalak, Zygmunt; Lavignac, St\\'ephane; Nilles, Hans Peter

    2000-01-01

    We point out several subtleties arising in brane-world scenarios of cosmological constant cancellation. We show that solutions with curvature singularities are inconsistent, unless the contribution to the effective four-dimentional cosmological constant of the physics that resolves the singularities is fine-tuned. This holds for both flat and curved branes. Irrespective of this problem, we then study an isolated class of flat solutions in models where a bulk scalar field with a vanishing potential couples to a 3-brane. We give an example where the introduction of a bulk scalar potential results in a nonzero cosmological constant. Finally we comment on the stability of classical solutions of the brane system with respect to quantum corrections.

  3. F(R) bouncing cosmology with future singularity in brane-anti-brane system

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    Sepehri, Alireza; Pradhan, Anirudh; Shoorvazi, Somayyeh

    2016-02-01

    Recently Odintsov and Oikonomou (Phys. Rev. D 92:024016, 2015b) proposed the origin of a Type IV singular bounce in a modified gravity and found an explicit form of F(R) which can generate this type of bouncing cosmological evolution. In this paper, we construct their model in string theory and show that interaction between branes is the main cause of F(R) bouncing cosmology. In our technique, N fundamental strings decay first to N M0-anti-M0-brane then, M0-branes link to each other, originate and form an M3-anti-M3 system. Our universe is located on one of these M3-branes and interact with the universe on another M3-brane via some scalars. The branes in this system wrap around each other and form a compacted system. This process causes to a contraction of universes and produces a contraction branch in a F(R) bouncing model of cosmology. Also, the relevant actions of compacted M3-branes include higher order of derivatives which lead to communication relations in generalized uncertainty principle. On the other hand, branes and anti-branes absorb each other, the radius of compactification is reduced, some of scalars gain negative square masses and become tachyons. This system is unstable, broken and branes rebound to non-compact state during an expansion branch. With opening of branes, some other scalars achieve to tachyon phase and consequently, this epoch stops. This process may be repeated in different branches. In this theory, the Type IV singularity occurs at t = ts, which is the time of producing tachyons between two branches. It is observed that the derived model is in good agreement with recent Planck data (Ade et al. in arXiv:1502.02114 [astro-ph.CO], 2015 and in Astron. Astrophys. 571:A22, 2014) and obtain the bouncing point.

  4. Brane Gas Cosmology In Superstring Theory

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    Jackson, M G

    2004-01-01

    We study the role that string and brane winding modes may have played in cosmology. Such windings tend to impede the growth of a dimension, and dimensional counting implies that a pair of winding modes will only interact in at most 4 spacetime dimensions. This may explain why we observe 3 large spatial dimensions. We first generalize this proposal to more phenomenologically realistic backgrounds, known as orbifolds, in which “pseudo-wound” strings can unwind. We find that the windings can persist for many “Hubble times” in some of these spaces, suggesting that they may affect the dynamics in the same way as genuinely wound strings. Since string theory is merely a perturbative expansion of M-theory, it is important to reevaluate the proposal in this context. We divide our analysis into early- and late-time components, asking whether the late-time behavior allows 3 large dimensions, and then determining if the early-time behavior makes such an outcome likely. Working in ...

  5. Brane-world cosmological perturbations a covariant approach

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    Maartens, R

    2002-01-01

    The standard cosmological model, based on general relativity with an inflationary era, is very effective in accounting for a broad range of observed features of the universe. However, the ongoing puzzles about the nature of dark matter and dark energy, together with the problem of a fundamental theoretical framework for inflation, indicate that cosmology may be probing the limits of validity of general relativity. The early universe provides a testing ground for theories of gravity, since gravitational dynamics can lead to characteristic imprints on the CMB and other cosmological observations. Precision cosmology is in principle a means to constrain and possibly falsify candidate quantum gravity theories like M theory. Generalized Randall-Sundrum brane-worlds provide a phenomenological means to test aspects of M theory. I outline the 1+3-covariant approach to cosmological perturbations in these brane-worlds, and its application to CMB anisotropies.

  6. Classical and quantum aspects of brane-world cosmology

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    We give a brief overview of several models in brane-world cosmology. In particular, we focus on the asymmetric DGP and Regge-Teiltelboim models. We present the associated equations of motion governing the dynamics of the brane and their corresponding Friedmann-like equations. In order to develop the quantum Regge-Teiltelboim type cosmology we construct its Ostrogradski Hamiltonian formalism which naturally leads to the corresponding Wheeler-DeWitt equation. In addition, we comment on possible generalizations for these models including second order derivative geometrical terms.

  7. Variable-speed-of-light cosmology from brane world scenario

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    We argue that the four-dimensional universe on the TeV brane of the Randall-Sundrum scenario takes the bimetric structure of Clayton and Moffat, with gravitons traveling faster than photons instead, while the radion varies with time. We show that such brane world bimetric model can thereby solve the flatness and the cosmological constant problems, provided the speed of a graviton decreases to the present day value rapidly enough. The resolution of other cosmological problems such as the horizon problem and the monopole problem requires supplementation by inflation, which may be achieved by the radion field provided the radion potential satisfies the slow-roll approximation. (author)

  8. Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati Cosmology in Bianchi I brane

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    Ansari, Rizwan Ul Haq

    2008-01-01

    The dynamics of Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati Cosmology (DGP) braneworld with an anisotropic brane is studied. The Friedmann equations and their solutions are obtained for two branches of anisotropic DGP model. The late time behavior in DGP cosmology is examined in the presence of anisotropy which shows that universe enters a self-accelerating phase much later compared to the isotropic case. The acceleration conditions and slow-roll conditions for inflation are obtained.

  9. Starobinsky-Like Inflation in Dilaton-Brane Cosmology

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    Ellis, John; Nanopoulos, Dimitri V

    2014-01-01

    We discuss how Starobinsky-like inflation may emerge from dilaton dynamics in brane cosmology scenarios based on string theory, in which our universe is represented as a three-brane. The effective potential may acquire a constant term from a density of effectively point-like non-pertubative defects on the brane. Higher-genus corrections generate corrections to the effective potential that are exponentially damped at large field values, as in the Starobinsky model, but at a faster rate, leading to a smaller prediction for the tensor-to scalar perturbation ratio r. This may be compensated partially by logarithmic deformations on the world-sheet due to recoil of the defects due to scattering by string matter on the brane, which tend to enhance the tensor-to-scalar ratio.

  10. Bounded Scalar Perturbations in Bouncing Brane World Cosmologies

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    Maier, Rodrigo; Soares, Ivano Damião

    2013-01-01

    We examine the dynamics of scalar perturbations in closed Friedmann-Lema\\^itre-Robertson- Walker (FLRW) universes in the framework of Brane World theory with a timelike extra dimension. In this scenario, the unperturbed Friedmann equations contain additional terms arising from the bulk-brane interaction that implement non-singular bounces in the models with a cosmological constant and non-interacting perfect fluids. The structure of the phase-space of the models allows for two basic configurations, namely, one bounce solutions or eternal universes. Assuming that the matter content of the model is given by dust and radiation, we derive the dynamical field equations for scalar hydrodynamical perturbations considering either a conformally flat (de Sitter) bulk or a perturbed bulk. We perform a numerical analysis which can shed some light on the study of cosmological scalar perturbations in bouncing brane world models. From a mathematical point of view we show that although the bounce enhances the amplitudes of s...

  11. A Naturally Small Cosmological Constant on the Brane?

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    Burgess, C P; Quevedo, Fernando

    2000-01-01

    There appears to be no natural explanation for the cosmological constant's small size within the framework of local relativistic field theories. We argue that the recently-discussed framework for which the observable universe is identified with a p-brane embedded within a higher-dimensional `bulk' spacetime, has special properties that may help circumvent the obstacles to this understanding. This possibility arises partly due to several unique features of the brane proposal. These are: (1) the potential such models introduce for partially breaking supersymmetry, (2) the possibility of having low-energy degrees of freedom which are not observable to us because they are physically located on a different brane, (3) the fundamental scale may be much smaller than the Planck scale. Furthermore, although the resulting cosmological constant in the scenarios we outline is naturally suppressed by weak coupling constants of gravitational strength, it need not be exactly zero, raising the possibility it could be in the r...

  12. Perturbations on a moving D3-brane and mirage cosmology

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    We study the evolution of perturbations on a moving probe D3-brane coupled to a four-form field in an AdS5-Schwarzschild bulk. The unperturbed dynamics are parametrized by a conserved energy E and lead to a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) 'mirage' cosmology on the brane with a scale factor a(τ). The fluctuations about the unperturbed worldsheet are then described by a scalar field φ(τ,x-vector). We derive an equation of motion for φ, and find that in certain regimes of a the effective mass squared is negative. On an expanding Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) brane with E=0 superhorizon modes grow as a4 while subhorizon modes are stable. When the brane contracts, all modes grow. We also briefly discuss the case when E>0, BPS antibranes as well as non-BPS branes. Finally, the perturbed brane embedding gives rise to scalar perturbations in the FRW universe. We show that φ is proportional to the gauge invariant Bardeen potentials on the brane

  13. Dark energy cosmologies for codimension-two branes

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    A six-dimensional universe with two branes in the 'football-shaped' geometry leads to an almost realistic cosmology. We describe a family of exact solutions with time-dependent characteristic size of internal space. After a short inflationary period the late cosmology is either of quintessence type or turns to a radiation-dominated Friedmann universe where the cosmological constant appears as a free integration constant of the solution. The radiation-dominated universe with relativistic fermions is analyzed in detail, including its dimensional reduction

  14. Semi-Analytical Analysis of Helium Synthesis in Brane Cosmology

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    Fabris, J C

    2003-01-01

    The problem of primordial nucleosynthesis of helium in brane cosmology is studied using a semi-analytical method, where the Fermi-Dirac statistic is ignored. This semi-analytical method agrees with a more complete numerical calculation with a precision of order of 10% or better. The quadratic term for the matter density is the only source considered in the modified Einstein equations predicted by the brane configuration. This hypothesis is justified a posteriori. An agreement between theoretical and observational values for the helium abundance is obtained if the fundamental mass scale in five dimensions is of the order of $M \\sim 5\\times10^3 GeV$.

  15. Dynamic dS/CFT correspondence using the brane cosmology

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    Myung, Y. S.

    2001-01-01

    We explore the dynamic dS/CFT correspondence using the moving domain wall(brane) approach in the brane cosmology. The bulk spacetimes are given by the Schwarzschild-de Sitter (SdS) black hole and the topological-de Sitter (TdS) solutions. We consider the embeddings of (Euclidean) moving domain walls into the (Euclidean) de Sitter spaces. The TdS solution is better to describe the static dS/CFT correspondence than the SdS black hole, while in the dynamic dS/CFT correspondence the SdS solution ...

  16. Brane world cosmologies with varying speed of light

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    We study cosmologies in the Randall-Sundrum models, incorporating the possibility of time-varying speed of light and Newton's constant. The cosmologies with varying speed of light (VSL) were proposed by Moffat and by Albrecht and Magueijo as an alternative to inflation for solving the cosmological problems. We consider the case in which the speed of light varies with time after the radion or the scale of the extra dimension has been stabilized. We elaborate on the conditions under which the flatness problem and the cosmological constant problem can be resolved. Particularly, the VSL cosmologies may provide a possible mechanism for bringing the quantum corrections to the fine-tuned brane tensions after the SUSY breaking under control. (author)

  17. The Fermi Paradox in the light of the Inflationary and Brane World Cosmologies

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    Gato-Rivera, Beatriz

    2006-01-01

    The Fermi Paradox is discussed in the light of the inflationary and brane world cosmologies. We conclude that some brane world cosmologies may be of relevance for the problem of civilizations spreading across our galaxy, strengthening the Fermi Paradox, but not the inflationary cosmologies, as has been proposed.

  18. A Brane World Perspective on the Cosmological Constant and the Hierarchy Problems

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    Flanagan, Eanna; Jones, Nicholas; Stoica, Horace; Tye, S.-H. Henry; Wasserman, Ira

    2000-01-01

    We elaborate on the recently proposed static brane world scenario, where the effective 4-D cosmological constant is exponentially small when parallel 3-branes are far apart. We extend this result to a compactified model with two positive tension branes. Besides an exponentially small effective 4-D cosmological constant, this model incorporates a Randall-Sundrum-like solution to the hierarchy problem. Furthermore, the exponential factors for the hierarchy problem and the cosmological constant ...

  19. Anisotropy in Born-Infeld brane cosmology

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    Haghani, Z.; Sepangi, H. R.; shahidi, S.

    2011-01-01

    The accelerated expansion of the universe together with its present day isotropy has posed an interesting challenge to the numerous model theories presented over the years to describe them. In this paper, we address the above questions in the context of a brane-world model where the universe is filled with a Born-Infeld matter. We show that in such a model, the universe evolves from a highly anisotropic state to its present isotropic form which has entered an accelerated expanding phase.

  20. Nontrival cosmological constant in brane worlds with unorthodox lagrangians

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    In self-tuning brane-world models with extra dimensions, large contributions to the cosmological constant are absorbed into the curvature of extra dimensions and consistent with flat 4d geometry. In models with conventional Lagrangians fine-tuning is needed nevertheless to ensure a finite effective Planck mass. Here, we consider a class of models with non conventional Lagrangian in which known problems can be avoided. Unfortunately these models are found to suffer from tachyonic instabilities. An attempt to cure these instabilities leads to the prediction of a positive cosmological constant, which in turn needs a fine-tuning to be consistent with observations

  1. Cosmological Perturbations in Brane World - Brane view v.s. Bulk view -

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    Soda, J; Soda, Jiro; Koyama, Kazuya

    2003-01-01

    First, we will study the cosmological perturbations from the brane point of view. It turns out that two types of the extra data are necessary to know the evolution of the system. To fix these data, the analysis of the bulk is needed. So, we have solved equations of motion for the bulk gravity and determined the extra data. We would like to stress that, both analysis take complementary roles to achieve this goal.

  2. Cosmological constraints for a two brane-world system with single equation of state

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    Perez, Juan L; Urena-Lopez, L Arturo; 10.1063/1.3647549

    2012-01-01

    We present the study of two 3-brane system embedded in a 5-dimensional space-time in which the fifth dimension is compactified on a $S^{1}/Z_{2}$ orbifold. Assuming isotropic, homogeneous, and static branes, it can be shown that the dynamics of one brane is dominated by the other one when the metric coefficients have a particular form. We study the resulting cosmologies when one brane is dominated by a given single-fluid component.

  3. Self-T-Dual Brane Cosmology and the Cosmological Constant Problem

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    Corradini, O; Corradini, Olindo; Rinaldi, Massimiliano

    2006-01-01

    We consider a codimension-one brane embedded in a gravity-dilaton bulk action, whose symmetries are compatible with T-duality along the space-like directions parallel to the brane, and the bulk time-like direction. The equations of motions in the string frame allow for a smooth background obtained by the union of two symmetric patches of AdS space. The Poincar\\'{e} invariance of the solution appears to hold independently of the value of the brane vacuum energy, through a self-tuning property of the dilaton ground state. Moreover, the effective cosmology displays a bounce, at which the scale factor does not shrink to zero. Finally, by exploiting the T-duality symmetry, we show how to construct an ever-expanding Universe, along the lines of the Pre-Big Bang scenario.

  4. Brane cosmology from observational surveys and its comparison with standard FRW cosmology

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    Astashenok, Artyom V.; Elizalde, Emilio; Haro Cases, Jaume; Odintsov, Sergei D.; Yurov, Artyom V.

    2013-01-01

    Several dark energy models on the brane are investigated. They are compared with corresponding theories in the frame of 4d Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmology. To constrain the parameters of the models considered, recent observational data, including SNIa apparent magnitude measurements, baryon acoustic oscillation results, Hubble parameter evolution data and matter density perturbations are used. Explicit formulas of the so-called {\\it state-finder} parameters in teleparallel theories are o...

  5. Logarithmic corrections to the FRW brane cosmology from 5d Schwarzschild-deSitter black hole

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    Nojiri, S; Ogushi, S; Nojiri, Shin'ichi; Odintsov, Sergei D.; Ogushi, Sachiko

    2003-01-01

    Thermodynamics of 5d SdS black hole is considered. Thermal fluctuations define the (sub-dominant) logarithmic corrections to black hole entropy and then to Cardy-Verlinde formula and to FRW brane cosmology. We demonstrate that logarithmic terms (which play the role of effective cosmological constant) change the behavior of 4d spherical brane in dS, SdS or Nariai bulk. In particularly, bounce Universe occurs or 4d dS brane expands to its maximum and then shrinks. The entropy bounds are also modified by next-to-leading terms. Out of braneworld context the logarithmic terms may suggest slight modification of standard FRW cosmology.

  6. Cosmology from quantum potential in a system of oscillating branes

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    Sepehri, Alireza

    2015-01-01

    Recently, some authors proposed a new mechanism which gets rid of the big-bang singularity and shows that the age of the universe is infinite. In this paper, we will confirm their results and predict that the universe may expand and contract many times in a system of oscillating branes. In this model, first, N fundamental strings transit to N M0-anti-M0-branes. Then, M0-branes join to each other and build an M8-anti-M8 system. This system is unstable, broken and two anti-M4-branes, a compactified M4-brane, an M3-brane in additional to one M0-brane are produced. The M3-brane wraps around the compactified M4-brane and both of them oscillate between two anti-M4-branes. Our universe is located on the M3-brane and interacts with other branes by exchanging the M0-brane and some scalars in transverse directions. By wrapping of M3-brane, universe contracts and generalized uncertainty principle or GUP emerges. By oscillating the compactified M4-M3-brane and approaching to one of anti-M4-branes, one end of M3-brane glu...

  7. Cosmology from quantum potential in brane–anti-brane system

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    Alireza Sepehri

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Recently, some authors removed the big-bang singularity and predicted an infinite age of our universe. In this paper, we show that the same result can be obtained in string theory and M-theory; however, the shape of universe changes in different epochs. In our mechanism, first, N fundamental string decay to N D0–anti-D0-brane. Then, D0-branes join each other, grow and form a six-dimensional brane–antibrane system. This system is unstable, broken and at present the form of four-dimensional universes, one anti-universe in addition to one wormhole are produced. Thus, there isn't any big-bang in cosmology and the universe is a fundamental string at the beginning. Also, the total age of universe contains two parts, one is related to initial age and the other corresponds to the present age of universe (ttot=tinitial+tpresent. On the other hand, the initial age of universe includes two parts, the age of fundamental string and the time of transition (tinitial=ttransition+tf-string. We observe that only in the case of (tf-string→∞, the scale factor of universe is zero and as a result, the total age of universe is infinity.

  8. Constraining the Cosmology of the Phantom Brane using Distance Measures

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    Alam, Ujjaini; Sahni, Varun

    2016-01-01

    The phantom brane has several important distinctive features: (i) Its equation of state is phantom-like, but there is no future `big rip' singularity, (ii) the effective cosmological constant on the brane is dynamically screened, because of which the expansion rate is smaller than that in $\\Lambda$CDM at high redshifts. In this paper, we constrain the Phantom braneworld using distance measures such as Type Ia supernovae (SNeIa), Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO), and the compressed Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) data. We find that the simplest braneworld models provide a good fit to the data. For instance, BAO +SNeIa data can be accommodated by the braneworld for a large region in parameter space $0 \\leq \\Omega_l \\leq 0.6$ at $1\\sigma$. Inclusion of CMB data provides tighter constraints $\\Omega_l \\leq 0.1$. (Here $\\Omega_l$ encodes the ratio of the five and four dimensional Planck mass.) Interestingly, we find that the universe is allowed be marginally closed or open, with $-0.1 \\leq \\Omega_{\\kappa} \\leq ...

  9. Simple inflationary models in Gauss–Bonnet brane-world cosmology

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    Okada, Nobuchika; Okada, Satomi

    2016-06-01

    In light of the recent Planck 2015 results for the measurement of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy, we study simple inflationary models in the context of the Gauss–Bonnet (GB) brane-world cosmology. The brane-world cosmological effect modifies the power spectra of scalar and tensor perturbations generated by inflation and causes a dramatic change for the inflationary predictions of the spectral index (n s) and the tensor-to-scalar ratio (r) from those obtained in the standard cosmology. In particular, the predicted r values in the inflationary models favored by the Planck 2015 results are suppressed due to the GB brane-world cosmological effect, which is in sharp contrast with inflationary scenario in the Randall–Sundrum brane-world cosmology, where the r values are enhanced. Hence, these two brane-world cosmological scenarios are distinguishable. With the dramatic change of the inflationary predictions, the inflationary scenario in the GB brane-world cosmology can be tested by more precise measurements of n s and future observations of the CMB B-mode polarization.

  10. Brane cosmology in string/M-theory and cosmological parameters estimation

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    Wu, Qiang

    In this dissertation, I mainly focus on two subjects: (I) highly effective and efficient parameter estimation algorithms and their applications to cosmology; and (II) the late cosmic acceleration of the universe in string/M theory. In Part I, after developing two highly successful numerical codes, I apply them to study the holographical dark energy model and ΛCMD model with curvature. By fitting these models with the most recent observations, I find various tight constraints on the parameters involved in the models. In part II, I develop the general formulas to describe orbifold branes in both string and M theories, and then systematical study the two most important issues: (1) the radion stability and radion mass; and (2) the localization of gravity, the effective 4D Newtonian potential. I find that the radion is stable and its mass is in the order of GeV, which is well above the current observational constraints. The gravity is localized on the TeV brane, and the spectra of the gravitational Kluza-Klein towers are discrete and have a mass gap of TeV. The contributions of high order Yukawa corrections to the Newtonian potential are negligible. Using the large extra dimensions, I also show that the cosmological constant can be lowered to its current observational value. Applying the formulas to cosmology, I study several models in the two theories, and find that a late transient acceleration of the universe is a generic feature of our setups.

  11. Cosmological constraints on parameters of one-brane models with extra dimension

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    Iofa, Mikhail Z

    2009-01-01

    We study some aspects of cosmologies in 5D models with one infinite extra dimension. Matter is confined to the brane, gravity extends to the bulk. Models with positive and negative tension of the brane are considered. Cosmological evolution of the 4D world is described by warped solutions of the generalized Friedmann equation. Cosmological solutions on the brane are obtained with the input of the present-time observational cosmological parameters. We estimate the age of the Universe and abundance of ${}^4 He$ produced in primordial nucleosynthesis in different models. Using these estimates we find constraints on dimensionless combinations of the 5D gravitational scale, scale of the warp factor and coupling at the 4D curvature term in the action.

  12. Induced cosmology on a regularized brane in six-dimensional flux compactification

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    Papantonopoulos, Eleftherios; Zamarias, Vassilios

    2007-01-01

    We consider a six-dimensional Einstein-Maxwell system compactified in an axisymmetric two-dimensional space with one capped regularized conical brane of codimension one. We study the cosmological evolution which is induced on the regularized brane as it moves in between known static bulk and cap solutions. Looking at the resulting Friedmann equation, we see that the brane cosmology at high energies is dominated by a five-dimensional rho^2 energy density term. At low energies, we obtain a Friedmann equation with a term linear to the energy density with, however, negative effective Newton's constant in the small four-brane radius limit (i.e. we obtain antigravity). We discuss ways out of this problem.

  13. Causal Structure and Gravitational Waves in Brane World Cosmology

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    Ichiki, Kiyotomo; Nakamura, Kouji

    2003-01-01

    The causal structure of the flat brane universe of RSII type is re-investigated to clarify the boundary conditions for stochastic gravitational waves. In terms of the Gaussian normal coordinate of the brane, a singularity of the equation for gravitational waves appears in the bulk. We show that this singularity corresponds to the ``seam singularity'' which is a singular subspace on the brane universe. Based upon the causal structure, we discuss the boundary conditions for gravitational waves ...

  14. Cosmological solutions for a two-branes system in a vacuum bulk

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    Perez, Juan L; Urena-Lopez, L Arturo

    2013-01-01

    We study the cosmology for a two branes model in a space-time of five dimensions where the extra coordinate is compactified on an orbifold. The hidden brane is filled with a real scalar field endowed with a quadratic potential that behaves as primordial dark matter field. This case is analyzed when the radion effects are negligible in comparison with the density energy; all possible solutions are found by means of a dynamical system approach.

  15. Brane world perspective on the cosmological constant and the hierarchy problems

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    We elaborate on the recently proposed static brane world scenario, where the effective 4D cosmological constant is exponentially small when parallel 3-branes are far apart. We extend this result to a compactified model with two positive tension branes. In addition to an exponentially small effective 4D cosmological constant, this model incorporates a Randall-Sundrum-like solution to the hierarchy problem. Furthermore, the exponential factors for the hierarchy problem and the cosmological constant problem obey an inequality that is satisfied in nature. This inequality implies that the cosmological constant problem can be explained if the hierarchy problem is understood. The basic idea generalizes to the multibrane world scenario. We discuss models with piecewise adjustable bulk cosmological constants (to be determined by the 5-dimensional Einstein equation), a key element of the scenario. We also discuss the global structure of this scenario and clarify the physical properties of the particle (Rindler) horizons that are present. Finally, we derive a 4D effective theory in which all observers on all branes not separated by particle horizons measure the same Newton's constant and 4D cosmological constant

  16. A 5D Holographic Dark Energy in DGP-Brane Cosmology

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    Farajollahi, H.; Ravanpak, A.

    2016-01-01

    This paper is aimed at investigating a 5D holographic dark energy in DGP-BRANE cosmology by employing a combination of Sne Ia, BAO and CMB observational data to fit the cosmological parameters in the model. We describe the dynamic of a FRW for the normal branch ($\\epsilon$ = +1) of solutions of the induced gravity brane-world model. We take the matter in 5D bulk as holographic dark energy that its holographic nature is reproduced effectively in 4D. The cosmic evolution reveals that the effect...

  17. Black Holes in the Presence of Cosmological Constant and Large N Brane World

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    Luo, M; Luo, Mingxing; Zheng, Sibo

    2006-01-01

    Analytic form has been obtained for four-dimensional black holes with a minimal Hawking temperature in a theory with cosmological constant, dilaton and gauge fields. In general dimensions, black hole solutions are shown to exist and their asymptotic behaviors are obtained. In theories of ten dimension, N coincident D3-branes as the boundary of an $AdS_5$ space are constructed by embedding black D3-branes, with a five-dimensional compactified space of negligible size if N is large, which provide natural realizations of the Randall-Sundrum scenario. For this $AdS_{5}$ background, the cosmological constant is a higher order perturbation and its effect on the spectra of standard model fields on the branes can be calculated.

  18. Cosmological evolution in a two-brane warped geometry model

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    Kumar, Sumit; SenGupta, Soumitra

    2014-01-01

    We study an effective 4-dimensional scalar-tensor field theory, originated from an underlying brane-bulk warped geometry, to explore the scenario of inflation. It is shown that the inflaton potential naturally emerges from the radion energy-momentum tensor which in turn results into an inflationary model of the Universe on the visible brane that is consistent with the recent results from the Planck's experiment. The dynamics of modulus stabilization from the inflaton rolling condition is demonstrated. The implications of our results in the context of recent BICEP2 results are also discussed.

  19. Brane realization of q-theory and the cosmological constant problem

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    Klinkhamer, F R

    2016-01-01

    We discuss the cosmological constant problem using the properties of a freely-suspended two-dimensional condensed-matter film, i.e., an explicit realization of a 2D brane. The large contributions of vacuum fluctuations to the surface tension of this film are cancelled in equilibrium by the thermodynamic potential arising from the conservation law for particle number. In short, the surface tension of the film vanishes in equilibrium due to a thermodynamic identity. This 2D brane can be generalized to a 4D brane with gravity. For the 4D brane, the analogue of the 2D surface tension is the 4D cosmological constant, which is also nullified in full equilibrium. The 4D brane theory provides an alternative description of the phenomenological $q$-theory of the quantum vacuum. As for other realizations of the vacuum variable $q$, such as the 4-form field-strength realization, the main ingredient is the conservation law for the variable $q$, which makes the vacuum a self-sustained system. For a vacuum within this class...

  20. Technically Natural Cosmological Constant From Supersymmetric 6D Brane Backreaction

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    Burgess, C P

    2013-01-01

    We provide an explicit example of a higher-dimensional model describing a non-supersymmetric spectrum of 4D particles of mass M, whose 4D geometry -- {\\em including loop effects} -- has a curvature that is of order R ~ m_KK^4/M_p^2, where m_KK is the extra-dimensional Kaluza-Klein scale and M_p is the 4D Planck constant. m_KK is stabilized and can in particular satisfy m_KK << M. The system consists of a (5+1)-dimensional model with a flux-stabilized supersymmetric bulk coupled to non-supersymmetric matter localized on a (3+1)-dimensional positive-tension brane. We use recent techniques for calculating how extra dimensions respond to changes in brane properties to show (at the classical level) that the low-energy 4D geometry is exactly flat, independent of the value of the brane tensions. Its mechanism for doing so is the transfer of stabilizing flux between the bulk and the branes. The UV completion of the model can arise at scales much larger than M, allowing the calculation of quantum effects like th...

  1. Evolution of gravitational waves in the high-energy regime of brane-world cosmology

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    Hiramatsu, T; Taruya, A; Hiramatsu, Takashi; Koyama, Kazuya; Taruya, Atsushi

    2004-01-01

    We discuss the cosmological evolution of gravitational waves (GWs) after inflation in a brane-world cosmology embedded in five-dimensional anti-de Sitter (AdS_5) bulk spacetime. In a brane-world scenario, the evolution of GWs is affected by the non-standard cosmological expansion and the excitation of the Kaluza-Klein modes (KK-modes), which are significant in the high-energy regime of the universe. We numerically solve the wave equation of GWs in the Poincare coordinates of the AdS_5 spacetime. Using a plausible initial condition from inflation, we find that, while the behavior of GWs in the bulk is sensitive to the transition time from inflation to the radiation dominated epoch, the amplitude of GWs on the brane is insensitive to this time if the transition occurs early enough before horizon re-entry. As a result, the amplitude of GWs is suppressed by the excitation of KK-modes which escape from the brane into the bulk, and the effect may compensate the enhancement of the GWs by the non-standard cosmologica...

  2. The covariant entropy bound, brane cosmology, and the null energy condition

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    In discussions of Bousso's Covariant Entropy Bound, the Null Energy Condition is always assumed, as a sufficient but not necessary condition which helps to ensure that the entropy on any lightsheet shall necessarily be finite. The spectacular failure of the Strong Energy Condition in cosmology has, however, led many astrophysicists and cosmologists to consider models of dark energy which violate all of the energy conditions, and indeed the current data do not completely rule out such models. The NEC also has a questionable status in brane cosmology: it is probably necessary to violate the NEC in the bulk in order to obtain a 'self-tuning' theory of the cosmological constant. In order to investigate these proposals, we modify the Karch-Randall model by introducing NEC-violating matter into AdS5 in such a way that the brane cosmological constant relaxes to zero. The entropy on lightsheets remains finite. However, we still find that the spacetime is fundamentally incompatible with the Covariant Entropy Bound machinery, in the sense that it fails the Bousso-Randall consistency condition. We argue that holography probably forbids all cosmological violations of the NEC, and that holography is in fact the fundamental physical principle underlying the cosmological version of the NEC. (author)

  3. A 5D Holographic Dark Energy in DGP-Brane Cosmology

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    Farajollahi, H

    2016-01-01

    This paper is aimed at investigating a 5D holographic dark energy in DGP-BRANE cosmology by employing a combination of Sne Ia, BAO and CMB observational data to fit the cosmological parameters in the model. We describe the dynamic of a FRW for the normal branch ($\\epsilon$ = +1) of solutions of the induced gravity brane-world model. We take the matter in 5D bulk as holographic dark energy that its holographic nature is reproduced effectively in 4D. The cosmic evolution reveals that the effective 4D holographic dark energy behaves as quintessence while taking into account the 4D cold dark matter results in matter dominated universe followed by late time acceleration.

  4. Cosmological evolution in a two-brane warped geometry model

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    Kumar, Sumit, E-mail: sumit@ctp-jamia.res.in [Center For Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110025 (India); Sen, Anjan A., E-mail: aasen@jmi.ac.in [Center For Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110025 (India); SenGupta, Soumitra, E-mail: tpssg@iacs.res.in [Department of Theoretical Physics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata 700032 (India)

    2015-07-30

    We study an effective 4-dimensional scalar–tensor field theory, originated from an underlying brane–bulk warped geometry, to explore the scenario of inflation. It is shown that the inflaton potential naturally emerges from the radion energy–momentum tensor which in turn results in an inflationary model of the Universe on the visible brane that is consistent with the recent results from the Planck's experiment. The dynamics of modulus stabilization from the inflaton rolling condition is demonstrated. The implications of our results in the context of recent BICEP2 results are also discussed.

  5. Cosmological evolution in a two-brane warped geometry model

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    Sumit Kumar

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available We study an effective 4-dimensional scalar–tensor field theory, originated from an underlying brane–bulk warped geometry, to explore the scenario of inflation. It is shown that the inflaton potential naturally emerges from the radion energy–momentum tensor which in turn results in an inflationary model of the Universe on the visible brane that is consistent with the recent results from the Planck's experiment. The dynamics of modulus stabilization from the inflaton rolling condition is demonstrated. The implications of our results in the context of recent BICEP2 results are also discussed.

  6. The Covariant Entropy Bound, Brane Cosmology, and the Null Energy Condition

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    McInnes, B

    2002-01-01

    In discussions of Bousso's Covariant Entropy Bound, the Null Energy Condition is always assumed, as a sufficient *but not necessary* condition which helps to ensure that the entropy on any lightsheet shall necessarily be finite. The spectacular failure of the Strong Energy Condition in cosmology has, however, led many astrophysicists and cosmologists to consider models which violate all of the energy conditions, and indeed the current data do not completely rule out such models. The NEC also has a questionable status in brane cosmology: it is probably necessary to violate the NEC in the bulk in order to obtain a "self-tuning" theory of the cosmological constant. In order to investigate these proposals, we modify the Karch-Randall model by introducing NEC-violating matter into $AdS_5$ in such a way that the brane cosmological constant relaxes to zero. The entropy on lightsheets remains finite. However, we still find that the spacetime is fundamentally incompatible with the Covariant Entropy Bound machinery, in...

  7. Randall-Sundrum brane cosmology: modification of late-time cosmic dynamics by exotic matter

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    In this paper we show, through the study of concrete examples, that depending on the cosmic dynamics of the energy density of matter degrees of freedom living in the brane, Randall-Sundrum (RS) brane effects can be important not only at short distances (UV regime), but also at large cosmological scales (IR regime). Our first example relies on the study, by means of the dynamical system tools, of a toy model based in a nonlinear electrodynamics (NLED) Lagrangian. Then we show that other, less elaborated models, such as the inclusion of a scalar phantom field, and of a tachyon phantom field-trapped in the brane-produce similar results. The form of the RS correction seems to convert what would have been future attractors in general relativity into saddle points. The above 'mixing of scales' effect is distinctive only of theories that modify the right-hand side (matter part) of the Friedmann equation, so that, for instance, Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati-brane models do not show this feature.

  8. Domination of black hole accretion in brane cosmology.

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    Majumdar, A S

    2003-01-24

    We consider the evolution of primordial black holes formed during the high energy phase of the braneworld scenario. We show that the effect of accretion from the surrounding radiation bath is dominant compared to evaporation for such black holes. This feature lasts till the onset of matter (or black hole) domination of the total energy density which could occur either in the high energy phase or later. We find that the black hole evaporation times could be significantly large even for black holes with small initial mass to survive until several cosmologically interesting eras. PMID:12570481

  9. De Sitter brane-world, localization of gravity, and the cosmological constant

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    Cosmological models with a de Sitter 3-brane embedded in a 5-dimensional de Sitter spacetime (dS5) give rise to a finite 4D Planck mass similar to that in Randall-Sundrum (RS) brane-world models in anti-de Sitter 5-dimensional spacetime(AdS5). Yet, there arise a few important differences as compared to the results with a flat 3-brane or 4D Minkowski spacetime. For example, the mass reduction formula (MRF) MPl2=M(5)3lAdS as well as the relationship MPl2=MPl(4+n)n+2Ln (with L being the average size or the radius of the n extra dimensions) expected in models of product-space (or Kaluza-Klein) compactifications get modified in cosmological backgrounds. In an expanding universe, a physically relevant MRF encodes information upon the 4-dimensional Hubble expansion parameter, in addition to the length and mass parameters L, MPl, and MPl(4+n). If a bulk cosmological constant is present in the solution, then the reduction formula is further modified. With these new insights, we show that the localization of a massless 4D graviton as well as the mass hierarchy between MPl and MPl(4+n) can be explained in cosmological brane-world models. A notable advantage of having a 5D de Sitter bulk is that in this case the zero-mass wave function is normalizable, which is not necessarily the case if the bulk spacetime is anti-de Sitter. In spacetime dimensions D≥7, however, the bulk cosmological constant Λb can take either sign (Λb0). The D=6 case is rather inconclusive, in which case Λb may be introduced together with 2-form gauge field (or flux). We obtain some interesting classical gravity solutions that compactify higher-dimensional spacetime to produce a Robertson-Walker universe with de Sitter-type expansion plus one extra noncompact direction. We also show that such models can admit both an effective 4-dimensional Newton constant that remains finite and a normalizable zero-mode graviton wave function.

  10. Essay on gravitation: The cosmological constant problem in brane-worlds and gravitational Lorentz violations

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    Brane worlds are theories with extra spatial dimensions in which ordinary matter is localized on a (3+1) dimensional submanifold. Such theories could have interesting consequences for particle physics and gravitational physics. In this essay we concentrate on the cosmological constant (CC) problem in the context of brane worlds. We show how extra-dimensional scenarios may violate Lorentz invariance in the gravity sector of the effective 4D theory, while particle physics remains unaffected. In such theories the usual no-go theorems for adjustment of the CC do not apply, and we indicate a possible explanation of the smallness of the CC. Lorentz violating effects would manifest themselves in gravitational waves travelling with a speed different from light, which can be searched for in gravitational wave experiments

  11. Cosmological study of some S-brane solutions in M-theory

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    Agudelo, J A; Idarraga, A

    2015-01-01

    Some years ago it was observed that it is possible to describe late-time cosmic acceleration in the SM2-brane solution with hyperbolic compactification model supplemented by cold dark matter. Here we present a cosmological description of this solution but when the geometry of the internal space is plane and spherical including dark matter in the phenomenological setting. Two different but equivalent methods are used, obtaining an $4-dim$ effective model by dimensional reduction and the direct solution of the $d-dim$ field equations respectively. The main objective is to complement the study of accelerating cosmologies from M/string theories, analyzing the time evolution of the model in the pure dark energy and dark energy including cold dark matter contexts, showing that only in some cases it is marginally possible to describe late time cosmic acceleration. Additionally, under certain considerations, the cosmological scenario is analyzed for the intersections SM2$\\bot$SM2 and SM2$\\bot$SM5, which give rise to ...

  12. Vacuum Polarization in an Anti-de Sitter Space as an Origin for a Cosmological Constant in a Brane World

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    Li, L X

    2005-01-01

    In this Letter we show that the vacuum polarization of quantum fields in an anti-de Sitter space naturally gives rise to a small but nonzero cosmological constant in a brane world living in it. To explain the extremely small ratio of mass density in the cosmological constant to the Planck mass density in our universe (\\approx 10^{-123}) as suggested by cosmological observations, all we need is a four-dimensional brane world (our universe) living in a five-dimensional anti-de Sitter space with a curvature radius r_0 \\sim 10^{-3}cm and a fundamental Planck energy M_P \\sim 10^9 GeV, and a scalar field with a mass m \\sim r_0^{-1}\\sim 10^{-2}eV. Probing gravity down to a scale \\sim 10^{-3}cm, which is attainable in the near future, will provide a test of the model.

  13. Brane-world and loop cosmology from a gravity–matter coupling perspective

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    We show that the effective brane-world and the loop quantum cosmology background expansion histories can be reproduced from a modified gravity perspective in terms of an f(R) gravity action plus a g(R) term non-minimally coupled with the matter Lagrangian. The reconstruction algorithm that we provide depends on a free function of the matter density that must be specified in each case and allows to obtain analytical solutions always. In the simplest cases, the function f(R) is quadratic in the Ricci scalar, R, whereas g(R) is linear. Our approach is compared with recent results in the literature. We show that working in the Palatini formalism there is no need to impose any constraint that keeps the equations second-order, which is a key requirement for the successful implementation of the reconstruction algorithm

  14. Quantum cosmology, inflationary brane-world creation and dS/CFT correspondence

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    The creation of 4d de Sitter (inflationary) boundary gluing two d5 de Sitter bulks on the classical as well as on quantum level (with account of brane QFT via corresponding trace anomaly induced effective action) is discussed. Quantum effects decrease the classical de Sitter brane radius or create new de Sitter brane with even smaller radius. It is important that brane CFT may be chosen to be dual to one of 5d de Sitter bulks, making the explicit relation of de Sitter brane-world with dS/CFT correspondence. Moving (time-dependent) de Sitter brane in d5 SdS BH is considered. In the special coordinate system where brane equations look like quantum-corrected FRW equations the comparison with similar brane equations in SAdS BH bulk is done. (author)

  15. New observational limits on dark radiation in brane-world cosmology

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    Sasankan, Nishanth; Mathews, Grant J; Kusakabe, Motohiko

    2016-01-01

    A dark radiation term arises as a correction to the energy momentum tensor in the simplest five-dimensional RS-II brane-world cosmology. In this paper we revisit the constraints on dark radiation based upon the newest results for light-element nuclear reaction rates, observed light-element abundances and the power spectrum of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Adding the effect of dark radiation during big bang nucleosynthesis alters the Friedmann expansion rate causing the nuclear reactions to freeze out at a different temperature. This changes the final light element abundances at the end of BBN. Its influence on the CMB is to change the effective expansion rate at the surface of last scattering. We find that the BBN constraint reduces the the allowed range for dark radiation to between -12.1% and +6.2% of the photon background. Combining this result with fits to the CMB power spectrum constraint, the range decreases to -6.0% to +6.2%. Thus, we find, that the ratio of dark radiation to the background to...

  16. Cosmological expansion and contraction from Pauli exclusion principle in $M0$-branes

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    Sepehri, Alireza; Bamba, Kazuharu; Capozziello, Salvatore; Pincak, Richard; Pradhan, Anirudh; Rahaman, Farook; Saridakis, Emmanuel N

    2016-01-01

    We show that the Pauli exclusion principle in a system of $M0$-branes can give rise to the expansion and contraction of the universe which is located on an $M3$-brane. We start with a system of $M0$-branes with high symmetry, which join mutually and form pairs of $M1$-anti-$M1$-branes. The resulting symmetry breaking creates gauge fields that live on the $M1$-branes and play the role of graviton tensor modes, which induce an attractive force between the $M1$ and anti-$M1$ branes. Consequently, the gauge fields that live on the $M1$-branes, and the scalar fields which are attached symmetrically to all parts of these branes, decay to fermions that attach anti-symmetrically to the upper and lower parts of the branes, and hence the Pauli exclusion principle emerges. By closing $M1$-branes mutually, the curvatures produced by parallel spins will be different from the curvatures produced by anti-parallel spins, and this leads to an inequality between the number of degrees of freedom on the boundary surface and the ...

  17. Bulk singularities and the effective cosmological constant for higher co-dimension branes

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    We study a general configuration of parallel branes having co-dimension ≥ 2 situated inside a compact d-dimensional bulk space within the framework of a scalar and flux field coupled to gravity in D dimensions, such as arises in the bosonic part of some D-dimensional supergravities. A general relation is derived which relates the induced curvature of the observable noncompact n dimensions to the asymptotic behaviour of the bulk fields near the brane positions. For compactifications down to n = D-d dimensions we explicitly solve the bulk field equations to obtain the near-brane asymptotics, and by so doing relate the n-dimensional induced curvature to physical near-brane properties. In the special case where the bulk geometry remains nonsingular (or only conically singular) at the brane positions our analysis shows that the resulting n dimensions must be flat. As an application of these results we specialize to n = 4 and D = 6 and derive a new class of solutions to chiral 6D supergravity for which the noncompact 4 dimensions have de Sitter or anti-de Sitter geometry

  18. On avoiding cosmological oscillating behavior for S-brane solutions with diagonal metrics

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    Ivashchuk, V. D.; Melnikov, V. N.; Singleton, D.

    2005-01-01

    In certain string inspired higher dimensional cosmological models it has been conjectured that there is generic, chaotic oscillating behavior near the initial singularity -- the Kasner parameters which characterize the asymptotic form of the metric "jump" between different, locally constant values and exhibit a never-ending oscillation as one approaches the singularity. In this paper we investigate a class of cosmological solutions with form fields and diagonal metrics which have a "maximal" ...

  19. Large-scale perturbations on the brane and the isotropy of the cosmological singularity

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    We present the complete set of propagation and constraint equations for the kinematic and nonlocal first order quantities which describe general linear inhomogeneous and anisotropic perturbations of a flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker braneworld with vanishing cosmological constant and decompose them in the standard way into their scalar, vector and tensor contributions. A detailed analysis of the perturbation dynamics is performed using dimensionless variables that are specially tailored for the different regimes of interest; namely, the low energy general relativity regime, the high energy regime and the dark energy regime. Tables are presented for the evolution of all the physical quantities, making it easy to do a detailed comparison of the past asymptotic behavior of the perturbations of these models. We find results that exactly match those obtained in the analysis of the spatially inhomogeneous G2 braneworld cosmologies presented recently; i.e., that isotropization towards the Fb model occurs for γ>4/3

  20. Study of branes with variable tension

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    Aros, Rodrigo

    2016-01-01

    In this work we study a brane world model with variable tension which gives rise to four dimensional cosmologies. The brane worlds obtained correspond to E\\"{o}tv\\"{o}s branes whose (internal) geometry can be casted as either a four dimensional (A)dS$_{4}$ or a standard radiation period cosmology. The matter dominated period is discussed as well.

  1. Self-Gravitational Corrections to the Cardy-Verlinde Formula and the FRW Brane Cosmology in SdS_5 Bulk

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    Setare, M R; Setare, Mohammad R.; Vagenas, Elias C.

    2004-01-01

    The semiclassical corrections to the Cardy-Verlinde entropy of a five-dimensional Schwarzschild de-Sitter black hole (SdS_5) are explicitly evaluated. These corrections are considered within the context of KKW analysis and arise as a result of the self-gravitation effect. In addition, a four-dimensional spacelike brane is considered as the boundary of the SdS_5 bulk background. It is already known that the induced geometry of the brane is exactly given by that of a radiation-dominated FRW universe. By exploiting the CFT/FRW-cosmology relation, we derive the self-gravitational corrections to the first Friedmann-like equation which is the equation of the brane motion. The additional term that arises due to the semiclassical analysis can be viewed as stiff matter where the self-gravitational corrections act as the source for it. This result is contrary to standard analysis that regards the charge of SdS_5 bulk black hole as the source for stiff matter. Furthermore, we rewrite the Friedmann-like equation in a suc...

  2. Inflation in Brane World Gravity

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    Banerjee, Argha

    2015-01-01

    We study the inflationary dynamics in Brane World gravity and look for observational signatures of any deviation from the standard General Relativity based results of Cosmological Perturbation Theory. We first review the standard paradigm of General Relativity based inflationary dynamics and cosmological perturbation theory and then go on to review Brane World gravity. Finally we look at the high energy corrections for some chosen models and compare the results with the Planck and WMAP (9 year) data. Then we make a summary of our results and point out certain interesting features of Brane World gravity based calculations and infer it's implications on Brane World gravity itself.

  3. Mirage effects on the brane

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    We discuss features of the brane cosmological evolution that arise through the presence of matter in the bulk. As these deviations from the conventional evolution are not associated with some observable matter component on the brane, we characterize them as mirage effects. We review an example of expansion that can be attributed to mirage nonrelativistic matter (mirage cold dark matter) on the brane. The real source of the evolution is an anisotropic bulk fluid with negative pressure along the extra dimension. We also study the general problem of exchange of real nonrelativistic matter between the brane and the bulk, and discuss the related mirage effects. Finally, we derive the brane cosmological evolution within a bulk that contains a global monopole (hedgehog) configuration. This background induces a mirage curvature term in the effective Friedmann equation, which can cause a brane universe with positive spatial curvature to expand forever

  4. Mirage effects on the brane

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    Apostolopoulos, P S; Saridakis, E N; Tetradis, N; Apostolopoulos, Pantelis S.; Brouzakis, Nikolaos; Saridakis, Emmanuel N.; Tetradis, Nikolaos

    2005-01-01

    We discuss features of the brane cosmological evolution that arise through the presence of matter in the bulk. As these deviations from the conventional evolution are not associated with some observable matter component on the brane, we characterize them as mirage effects. We review an example of expansion that can be attributed to mirage non-relativistic matter (mirage cold dark matter) on the brane. The real source of the evolution is an anisotropic bulk fluid with negative pressure along the extra dimension. We also study the general problem of exchange of real non-relativistic matter between the brane and the bulk, and discuss the related mirage effects. Finally, we derive the brane cosmological evolution within a bulk that contains a global monopole (hedgehog) configuration. This background induces a mirage curvature term in the effective Friedmann equation, which can cause a brane Universe with positive spatial curvature to expand forever.

  5. Brane collisions in anti-de Sitter space

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    Neronov, Andrey

    2001-01-01

    From the requirement of continuous matching of bulk metric around the point of brane collision we derive a conservation law for collisions of p-branes in (p+2)-dimensional space-time. This conservation law relates energy densities on the branes before and after the collision. Using this conservation law we are able to calculate the amount of matter produced in the collision of orbifold-fixed brane with a bulk brane in the ``ekpyrotic/pyrotechnic type'' models of brane cosmologies.

  6. The Phantom brane revisited

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    Sahni, Varun

    2016-07-01

    The Phantom brane is based on the normal branch of the DGP braneworld. It possesses a phantom-like equation of state at late times, but no big-rip future singularity. In this braneworld, the cosmological constant is dynamically screened at late times. Consequently it provides a good fit to SDSS DR11 measurements of H(z) at high redshifts. We obtain a closed system of equations for scalar perturbations on the brane. Perturbations of radiation, matter and the Weyl fluid are self-consistently evolved until the present epoch. We find that the late time growth of density perturbations on the brane proceeds at a faster rate than in ΛCDM. Additionally, the gravitational potentials φ, Ψ evolve differently on the brane than in ΛCDM, for which φ = Ψ. On the Brane, by contrast, the ratio φ/Ψ exceeds unity during the late matter dominated epoch (z ≤ 50). These features emerge as smoking gun tests of phantom brane cosmology and allow predictions of this scenario to be tested against observations of galaxy clustering and large scale structure. The phantom brane also displays a pole in its equation of state, which provides a key test of this dark energy model.

  7. Mirage effects on the brane

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    Apostolopoulos, Pantelis S; Brouzakis, Nikolaos; Saridakis, Emmanuel N.; Tetradis, Nikolaos

    2005-01-01

    We discuss features of the brane cosmological evolution that arise through the presence of matter in the bulk. As these deviations from the conventional evolution are not associated with some observable matter component on the brane, we characterize them as mirage effects. We review an example of expansion that can be attributed to mirage non-relativistic matter (mirage cold dark matter) on the brane. The real source of the evolution is an anisotropic bulk fluid with negative pressure along t...

  8. Thick-brane cosmology

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    We search for time-dependent solutions for the 5-dimensional system of a scalar field canonically coupled to gravity. Time-independent and time-dependent scalar field configurations with the most general homogeneous and isotropic 4D metric are considered. For the case of time-independent scalar field, the time evolution of the scale factor is obtained for different values of the spatial curvature k=0,±1. In the case of time-dependent scalar field, two classes of solutions are discussed and an extension of the superpotential formalism is proposed

  9. Randall-Sundrum model with {lambda}<0 and bulk brane viscosity

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    Lepe, Samuel [Instituto de Fisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Casilla 4950, Valparaiso (Chile); Pena, Francisco [Departamento de Ciencias Fisicas, Facultad de Ingenieria, Ciencias y Administracion, Universidad de la Frontera, Avda. Francisco Salazar 01145, Casilla 54-D, Temuco (Chile); Saavedra, Joel [Instituto de Fisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Casilla 4950, Valparaiso (Chile)], E-mail: joel.saavedra@ucv.cl

    2008-04-17

    We study the effect of the inclusion of bulk brane viscosity on brane world (BW) cosmology in the framework of the Eckart's theory, we focus in the Randall-Sundrum model with negative tension on the brane.

  10. Gravity on codimension 2 brane worlds

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    Navarro, Ignacio; /Durham U., IPPP; Santiago, Jose; /Durham U., IPPP /Fermilab

    2004-11-01

    The authors compute the matching conditions for a general thick codimension 2 brane, a necessary previous step towards the investigation of gravitational phenomena in co-dimension 2 braneworlds. They show that, provided the brane is weakly curved, they are specified by the integral in the extra dimensions of the brane energy-momentum, independently of its detailed internal structure. These general matching conditions can then be used as boundary conditions for the bulk solution. By evaluating Einstein equations at the brane boundary they are able to write an evolution equation for the induced metric on the brane depending only on physical brane parameters and the bulk energy-momentum tensor. They particularize to a cosmological metric and show that a realistic cosmology can be obtained in the simplest case of having just a non-zero cosmological constant in the bulk. They point out several parallelisms between this case and the codimension 1 brane worlds in an AdS space.

  11. Phenomenological aspects of D-branes

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    A general overview is presented on string phenomenology, emphasizing the role played by D-branes. A general discussion of the main challenges for string phenomenology is followed by recent progress made in constructing realistic models from D-branes and anti-branes at singularities and also from intersecting D-branes. Some possible cosmological implications of these classes of string models are also mentioned. (author)

  12. Mirage cosmology

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    A brane universe moving in a curved higher dimensional bulk space is considered. The motion induces a cosmological evolution on the universe brane that is indistinguishable from a similar one induced by matter density on the brane. The phenomenological implications of such an idea are discussed. Various mirage energy densities are found, corresponding to dilute matter driving the cosmological expansion, many having superluminal properties vertical bar w vertical bar >1 or violating the positive energy condition. It is shown that energy density due to the world-volume fields is nicely incorporated into the picture. It is also pointed out that the initial singularity problem is naturally resolved in this context. (author)

  13. Self-tuning and de Sitter brane intersections in 6-dimensional brane models

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    We study the self-tuning of general brane junctions and brane networks on 6-dimensional space-time. For general brane junctions, there may exist one fine-tuning among the brane tensions. For the brane networks, similar to the 5-dimensional self-tuning brane models, the brane tensions can be set arbitrarily and there exists a singularity for the metric and bulk scalar. If we want to regularize the singularity, we will introduce fine-tuning among the brane tensions. In addition, because the 4-dimensional cosmological constant we observe may be positive and very small, we discuss the brane network with de Sitter brane intersections by introducing a bulk scalar. (orig.)

  14. T-branes as branes within branes

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    Collinucci, Andrés; Savelli, Raffaele

    2015-09-01

    Bound states of 7-branes known as `T-branes' have properties that defy usual geometric intuition. For instance, the gauge group of n coincident branes may not be U( n). More surprisingly, matter may show up at unexpected loci, such as points.

  15. Brane inflation in the background of D-brane with NS B field

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    We study the cosmological evolution of the four-dimensional universe on the probe D3-brane in geodesic motion in the curved background of the source Dp-brane with non-zero NS B field. The Friedman equations describing the expansion of the brane universe are obtained and analyzed for various limits. We elaborate on corrections to the cosmological evolution due to nonzero NS B field. (author)

  16. T-branes as branes within branes

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    Collinucci, Andres

    2014-01-01

    Bound states of 7-branes known as 'T-branes' have properties that defy usual geometric intuition. For instance, the gauge group of n coincident branes may not be U(n). Also, charged matter may not show up at the intersection between two branes, but might be localized at some unexpected curve, or even at a point. By analyzing T-branes of perturbative type IIB string theory in the tachyon condensation picture we gain the following insights: In a large class of models, the tachyon can be diagonalized even though the worldvolume Higgs cannot. In those cases, we see the structure of these bound states more manifestly, thereby drastically simplifying analysis of gauge groups and spectra. Whenever the tachyon is not diagonalizable, matter localizes at unexpected loci, and we find that there is a lower-dimensional brane bound to the 7-brane.

  17. Brane orbits

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    Bergshoeff, Eric A., E-mail: E.A.Bergshoeff@rug.nl [Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen (Netherlands); Marrani, Alessio, E-mail: Alessio.Marrani@cern.ch [Physics Department, Theory Unit, CERN, CH-1211, Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Riccioni, Fabio, E-mail: Fabio.Riccioni@roma1.infn.it [INFN Sezione di Roma, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Roma ' La Sapienza' , Piazzale Aldo Moro 2, 00185 Roma (Italy)

    2012-08-01

    We complete the classification of half-supersymmetric branes in toroidally compactified IIA/IIB string theory in terms of representations of the T-duality group. As a by-product we derive a last wrapping rule for the space-filling branes. We find examples of T-duality representations of branes in lower dimensions, suggested by supergravity, of which none of the component branes follow from the reduction of any brane in ten-dimensional IIA/IIB string theory. We discuss the constraints on the charges of half-supersymmetric branes, determining the corresponding T-duality and U-duality orbits.

  18. Cosmology

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    An extensive first part on a wealth of observational results relevant to cosmology lays the foundation for the second and central part of the book; the chapters on general relativity, the various cosmological theories, and the early universe. The authors present in a complete and almost non-mathematical way the ideas and theoretical concepts of modern cosmology including the exciting impact of high-energy particle physics, e.g. in the concept of the ''inflationary universe''. The final part addresses the deeper implications of cosmology, the arrow of time, the universality of physical laws, inflation and causality, and the anthropic principle

  19. Cosmology

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    Rubakov, V A

    2014-01-01

    In these lectures we first concentrate on the cosmological problems which, hopefully, have to do with the new physics to be probed at the LHC: the nature and origin of dark matter and generation of matter-antimatter asymmetry. We give several examples showing the LHC cosmological potential. These are WIMPs as cold dark matter, gravitinos as warm dark matter, and electroweak baryogenesis as a mechanism for generating matter-antimatter asymmetry. In the remaining part of the lectures we discuss the cosmological perturbations as a tool for studying the epoch preceeding the conventional hot stage of the cosmological evolution.

  20. Brane surgery

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    Some aspects of the role of p-branes in non-perturbative superstring theory and M-theory are reviewed. It is then shown how the Chern-Simons terms in D = 10 and D = 11 supergravity theories determine which branes can end on which, i.e. the 'brane-boundary rules'. (orig.)

  1. Geodetic Brane Gravity

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    Karasik, D; Karasik, David; Davidson, Aharon

    2003-01-01

    Geodetic brane gravity treats the universe as an extended object evolving geodetically within a higher dimensional flat background. In this paper we derive the quadratic Hamiltonian of the brane by introducing a new pair of canonical fields $\\lambda,P_{\\lambda}$. This causes second class constraints to enter the game, and calls for the use of Dirac Brackets. The algebra of first class constraints is calculated, and the BRST generator of the brane universe is of rank 1. The Einstein case, associated with $\\lambda$ being a vanishing (degenerate) eigenvalue, can be treated only as a limiting case. At the quantum level, the road is open for canonical quantization, or functional integral quantization. The main advantages of GBG are: It contains an intrinsic, geometrically originated 'dark matter' components. It contains an intrinsic solution to the 'problem of time' with the aid of the 'bulk' time coordinate. It enables calculation of meaningful probabilities within quantum cosmology without any additional scalar ...

  2. Brane-World Gravity

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    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The observable universe could be a 1+3-surface (the "brane" embedded in a 1+3+$d$-dimensional spacetime (the "bulk", with Standard Model particles and fields trapped on the brane while gravity is free to access the bulk. At least one of the $d$ extra spatial dimensions could be very large relative to the Planck scale, which lowers the fundamental gravity scale, possibly even down to the electroweak ($sim$TeV level. This revolutionary picture arises in the framework of recent developments in M theory. The 1+10-dimensional M theory encompasses the known 1+9-dimensional superstring theories, and is widely considered to be a promising potential route to quantum gravity. General relativity cannot describe gravity at high enough energies and must be replaced by a quantum gravity theory, picking up significant corrections as the fundamental energy scale is approached. At low energies, gravity is localized at the brane and general relativity is recovered, but at high energies gravity "leaks" into the bulk, behaving in a truly higher-dimensional way. This introduces significant changes to gravitational dynamics and perturbations, with interesting and potentially testable implications for high-energy astrophysics, black holes and cosmology. Brane-world models offer a phenomenological way to test some of the novel predictions and corrections to general relativity that are implied by M theory. This review discusses the geometry, dynamics and perturbations of simple brane-world models for cosmology and astrophysics, mainly focusing on warped 5-dimensional brane-worlds based on the Randall-Sundrum models.

  3. Nucleation of (4)R brane universes

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    The creation of brane universes induced by a totally antisymmetric tensor living in a fixed background spacetime is presented, where a term involving the intrinsic curvature of the brane is considered. A canonical quantum mechanical approach employing the Wheeler-DeWitt equation is used. The probability nucleation for the brane is calculated by means of the corresponding instanton and the WKB approximation. Some cosmological implications from the model are presented

  4. Nucleation of {sup (4)}R brane universes

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    Cordero, Ruben [Departamento de FIsica, Escuela Superior de FIsica y Matematicas del IPN, Unidad Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Edificio 9, 07738 Mexico, DF (Mexico); Rojas, EfraIn [Facultad de FIsica e Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Veracruzana, Sebastian Camacho 5, Xalapa, Veracruz, 91000 (Mexico)

    2004-09-07

    The creation of brane universes induced by a totally antisymmetric tensor living in a fixed background spacetime is presented, where a term involving the intrinsic curvature of the brane is considered. A canonical quantum mechanical approach employing the Wheeler-DeWitt equation is used. The probability nucleation for the brane is calculated by means of the corresponding instanton and the WKB approximation. Some cosmological implications from the model are presented.

  5. Brane Holes

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    Frolov, Valeri P

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that in models with large extra dimensions under special conditions one can extract information from the interior of 4D black holes. For this purpose we study an induced geometry on a test brane in the background of a higher dimensional static black string or a black brane. We show that at the intersection surface of the test brane and the bulk black string/brane the induced metric has an event horizon, so that the test brane contains a black hole. We call it a brane hole. When the test brane moves with a constant velocity V with respect to the bulk black object it also has a brane hole, but its gravitational radius r_e is greater than the size of the bulk black string/brane r_0 by the factor (1-V^2)^{-1}. We show that bulk `photon' emitted in the region between r_0 and r_e can meet the test brane again at a point outside r_e. From the point of view of observers on the test brane the events of emission and capture of the bulk `photon' are connected by a spacelike curve ...

  6. Spacelike Branes

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    Gutperle, M; Gutperle, Michael; Strominger, Andrew

    2002-01-01

    Scalar field theories with appropriate potentials in Minkowski space can have time-dependent classical solutions containing topological defects which correspond to S-branes - i.e. branes all of whose tangential dimensions are spacelike. It is argued that such S-branes arise in string theory as time-dependent solutions of the worldvolume tachyon field of an unstable D-brane or D-brane-anti-D-brane pair. Using the known coupling of the spacetime RR fields to the worldvolume tachyon it is shown that these S-branes carry a charge, defined as the integral of a RR field strength over a sphere (containing a time as well as spatial dimensions) surrounding the S-brane. This same charge is carried by SD-branes, i.e. Dirichlet branes arising from open string worldsheet conformal field theories with a Dirichlet boundary condition on the timelike dimension. The corresponding SD-brane boundary state is constructed. Supergravity solutions carrying the same charges are also found for a few cases.

  7. Newton's law in de Sitter brane

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    Newton potential has been evaluated for the case of dS brane embedded in Minkowski, dS5 and AdS5 bulks. We point out that only the AdS5 bulk might be consistent with the Newton's law from the brane-world viewpoint when we respect a small cosmological constant observed at present universe

  8. Soliton models for thick branes

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    Peyravi, Marzieh; Riazi, Nematollah; Lobo, Francisco S. N.

    2016-05-01

    In this work, we present new soliton solutions for thick branes in 4+1 dimensions. In particular, we consider brane models based on the sine-Gordon (SG), φ 4 and φ 6 scalar fields, which have broken Z2 symmetry in some cases and are responsible for supporting and stabilizing the thick branes. The origin of the symmetry breaking in these models resides in the fact that the modified scalar field potential may have non-degenerate vacua. These vacua determine the cosmological constant on both sides of the brane. We also study the geodesic equations along the fifth dimension, in order to explore the particle motion in the neighborhood of the brane. Furthermore, we examine the stability of the thick branes, by determining the sign of the w^2 term in the expansion of the potential for the resulting Schrödinger-like equation, where w is the five-dimensional coordinate. It turns out that the φ ^4 brane is stable, while there are unstable modes for certain ranges of the model parameters in the SG and φ ^6 branes.

  9. Brane-world generalizations of the Einstein static universe

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    A static Friedmann brane in a five-dimensional bulk (Randall-Sundrum-type scenario) can have a very different relation between the density, pressure, curvature and cosmological constant than in the case of the general relativistic Einstein static universe. In particular, static Friedmann branes with zero cosmological constant and 3-curvature, but satisfying ρ > 0 and ρ + 3p > 0, are possible. Furthermore, we find static Friedmann branes in a bulk that satisfies the Einstein equations but is not Schwarzschild-anti-de Sitter or its specializations. In the models with negative bulk cosmological constant, a positive brane tension leads to negative density and 3-curvature

  10. Brane collisions in anti-de Sitter space

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    From the requirement of continuous matching of bulk metric around the point of brane collision we derive a conservation law for collisions of p-branes in (p+2)-dimensional space-time. This conservation law relates energy densities on the branes before and after the collision. Using this conservation law we are able to calculate the amount of matter produced in the collision of orbifold-fixed brane with a bulk brane in the 'ekpyrotic/pyrotechnic type' models of brane cosmologies. (author)

  11. Holographic Cosmic Quintessence on Dilatonic Brane World

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    Chen, B; Chen, Bin; Lin, Feng-Li

    2002-01-01

    Recently quintessence is proposed to explain the observation data of supernova indicating a time-varying cosmological constant and accelerating universe. Inspired by this and its mysterious origin, we look for the possibility of quintessence as the holographic dark matters dominated in the late time in the brane world scenarios. We consider both the cases of static and moving brane in a dilaton gravity background. For the static brane we use the Hamilton-Jacobi method to study the intrinsic FRW cosmology on the brane and find out the constraint on the bulk potential for the quintessence. We find the similar constraint for the moving brane cases and that the quintessence on it has the effect as a mildly time-varying Newton constant.

  12. Null geodesics in brane world universe

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    We study null bulk geodesic motion in the brane world cosmology in the RS2 scenario and in the static universe in the bulk of the charged topological AdS black hole. We obtain equations describing the null bulk geodesic motion as observed in one lower dimensions. We find that the null geodesic motion in the bulk of the brane world cosmology in the RS2 scenario is observed to be under the additional influence of extra non-gravitational force by the observer on the three-brane, if the brane universe does not possess the Z2 symmetry. As for the null geodesic motion in the static universe in the bulk of the charged AdS black hole, the extra force is realized even when the brane universe has the Z2 symmetry. (author)

  13. Soliton models for thick branes

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    Peyravi, Marzieh; Lobo, Francisco S N

    2015-01-01

    In this work, we present new soliton solutions for thick branes in $4+1$ dimensions. In particular, we consider brane models based on the sine-Gordon ($SG$), $\\varphi^{4}$ and $\\varphi^{6}$ scalar fields, which have broken $Z_{2}$ symmetry in some cases, and are responsible for supporting and stabilizing the thick branes. The origin of the symmetry breaking in these models resides in the fact that the modified scalar field potential may have non-degenerate vacuua. These vacuua determine the cosmological constant on both sides of the brane. We also study the geodesic equations along the fifth dimension, in order to explore the particle motion in the neighbourhood of the brane. Furthermore, we examine the stability of the thick branes, by determining the sign of the $w^2$ term in the expansion of the potential for the resulting Schrodinger-like equation, where $w$ is the 5-dimensional coordinate. It turns out that the $\\phi^4$ brane is stable, while there are unstable modes for certain ranges of the model param...

  14. Bloch Brane

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    Bazeia, D

    2004-01-01

    We investigate a system described by two real scalar fields coupled with gravity in (4, 1) dimensions in warped spacetime involving one extra dimension. The results show that the parameter which controls the way the two scalar fields interact induces the appearence of thick brane which engenders internal structure, driving the energy density to localize inside the brane in a very specific way.

  15. Massive Branes

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    Bergshoeff, E. A.; Lozano, Y.; Ortín, Tomas

    1997-01-01

    Published in: Nucl. Phys. B 518 (1998) 363-423 citations recorded in [Science Citation Index] Abstract: We investigate the effective worldvolume theories of branes in a background given by (the bosonic sector of) 10-dimensional massive IIA supergravity (``massive branes'') and their M-theoretic orig

  16. Brane-Localized Gravity

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    The study of braneworlds has been an area of intense activity over the past decade, with thousands of papers being written, and many important technical advances being made. This book focuses on a particular aspect of braneworlds, namely perturbative gravity in one specific model: the Randall-Sundrum model. The book starts with an overview of the Randall-Sundrum model, discussing anti-de Sitter (AdS) space and the Israel equations in some detail. It then moves on to discuss cosmological branes, focusing on branes with constant curvature. The book then turns to brane gravity, i.e. what do we, as brane observers, perceive the gravitational interaction to be on the brane as derived from the actual five-dimensional gravitational physics? After a derivation of the general brane equations from the Israel equations, the remainder of the book deals with perturbative gravity. This part of the book is extremely detailed, with calculations given explicitly. Overall, the book is quite pedagogical in style, with the aim being to explain in detail the topics it chooses to cover. While it is not unusual to have books written on current and extremely popular research areas, it is unusual to have calculations written so explicitly. This is both a strength and a weakness of this book. It is a strength because the calculations are presented in a detail that students learning the topic will definitely appreciate; however, the narrow focus of the book also means that it lacks perspective and fails to present the broader context. In choosing to focus on one particular aspect of Randall-Sundrum branes, the book has not managed to communicate why a large number of theorists have worked so intensively on this model. In its early stages, the explicit detail of the Randall-Sundrum model would be extremely useful for a student starting out in this research area. In addition, the calculational detail later in the computation of the graviton propagator on the brane would also be welcome not

  17. Equivariant branes

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    Viña, Andrés

    2015-01-01

    Given a Calabi-Yau manifold $X$ acted by a group $G$ and considering the $B$-branes on $X$ as objects in the derived category of coherent sheaves, we give a definition of equivariant branes, which generalizes the concept of equivariant sheaves. We also propose a definition of equivariant charge of an equivariant brane. The spaces of strings joining the branes ${\\mathcal F}$ and ${\\mathcal G}$, are the groups $Ext^i({\\mathcal F},\\,{\\mathcal G})$. We prove that the spaces of strings between two $G$-equivariant branes support representations of $G$. Thus, these spaces can be decomposed in direct sum of invariant spaces for the $G$-action. We show some particular decompositions, when $X$ is a toric variety and when $X$ is a flag manifold of a semisimple Lie group.

  18. Brane plus Bulk Supersymmetry in Ten Dimensions

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    Bergshoeff, E A; Ortín, Tomas; Roest, D; Van Proeyen, A

    2001-01-01

    We discuss a generalized form of IIA/IIB supergravity depending on all R-R potentials C^(p) (p=0,1,...,9) as the effective field theory of Type IIA/IIB superstring theory. For the IIA case we explicitly break this R-R democracy to either p=5 which allows us to write a new bulk action that can be coupled to N=1 supersymmetric brane actions. The case of 8-branes is studied in detail using the new bulk & brane action. The supersymmetric negative tension branes without matter excitations can be viewed as orientifolds in the effective action. These D8-branes and O8-planes are fundamental in Type I' string theory. A BPS 8-brane solution is given which satisfies the jump conditions on the wall. As an application of our results we derive a quantization of the mass parameter and the cosmological constant in string units.

  19. No Swiss-cheese universe on the brane

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    We study the possibility of brane-world generalization of the Einstein-Straus Swiss-cheese cosmological model. We find that the modifications induced by the brane-world scenario are excessively restrictive. At a first glance only the motion of the boundary is modified and the fluid in the exterior region is allowed to have pressure. The general relativistic Einstein-Straus model emerges in the low density limit. However by imposing that the central mass in the Schwarzschild voids is constant, a combination of the junction conditions and modified cosmological evolution leads to the conclusion that the brane is flat. Thus no generic Swiss-cheese universe can exist on the brane. The conclusion is not altered by the introduction of a cosmological constant in the FLRW regions. This shows that although allowed in the low density limit, the Einstein-Straus universe cannot emerge from cosmological evolution in the brane-world scenario

  20. Matters on a moving brane

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    Koivisto, Tomi Sebastian

    2013-01-01

    A novel generalisation of the Dirac-Born-Infeld string scenario is described. It is shown that matter residing on the moving brane is dark and has the so-called disformal coupling to gravity. This gives rise to cosmologies where dark matter stems from the oscillations of the open strings along the brane and the transverse oscillations result in dark energy. Furthermore, due to a new screening mechanism that conceals the fifth force from local experiments, one may even entertain the possibility that the visible sector is also moving along the extra dimensions.

  1. Can we live on a D-brane? -- Effective theory on a self-gravitating D-brane --

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    Shiromizu, T; Onda, S; Torii, T; Torii, Takashi

    2003-01-01

    We consider a D-brane coupled with gravity in type IIB supergravity on S^5 and derive the effective theory on the D-brane in two different ways, that is, holographic and geometrical projection methods. We find that the effective equations on the brane obtained by these methods coincide. The theory on the D-brane described by the Born-Infeld action is not like Einstein-Maxwell theory in the lower order of the gradient expansion, i.e., the Maxwell field does not appear in the theory. Thus the careful analysis and statement for cosmology on self-gravitating D-brane should be demanded in realistic models.

  2. Thick brane solitons breaking $Z_2$ symmetry

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    Peyravi, Marzieh; Lobo, Francisco S N

    2015-01-01

    New soliton solutions for thick branes in 4 + 1 dimensions are considered in this article. In particular, brane models based on the sine-Gordon (SG), $\\varphi^{4}$ and $\\varphi^{6}$ scalar fields are investigated; in some cases $Z_{2}$ symmetry is broken. Besides, these soliton solutions are responsible for supporting and stabilizing the thick branes. In these models, the origin of the symmetry breaking resides in the fact that the modified scalar field potential may have non-degenerate vacuua and these non-degenerate vacuua determine the cosmological constant on both sides of the brane. At last, in order to explore the particle motion in the neighborhood of the brane, the geodesic equations along the fifth dimension are studied.

  3. Quantum billiards in multidimensional models with branes

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    Ivashchuk, V. D.; Melnikov, V. N.

    2013-01-01

    A gravitational D -dimensional model with l scalar fields and several forms is considered. When a cosmological-type diagonal metric is chosen, an electromagnetic composite brane ansatz is adopted and certain restrictions on the branes are imposed; the conformally covariant Wheeler–DeWitt (WDW) equation for the model is studied. Under certain restrictions asymptotic solutions to WDW equation are found in the limit of the formation of the billiard walls which reduce the problem to the so-called...

  4. H-Branes and Chiral Strings

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    Kogan, I I; Kogan, Ian I.; Reis, Nuno B.B.

    2001-01-01

    We add a simple boundary term to the Polyakov action and construct a new class of D-branes with a single null direction. On the string world-sheet the system is described by a single quantized left-mode sector of a conformal field theory. By a Wick rotation of spacetime, we map open strings attached to these branes into chiral closed strings. We suggest that these so-called H-branes describe quantum horizons - black hole, cosmological (de-Sitter), etc. We show how one can get a space/phase space transmutation near the horizon and discuss the new features of boundary states which become squeezed states.

  5. Open M5-branes

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    Bergshoeff, E A; Townsend, P K; Bergshoeff, Eric A.; Gibbons, Gary W.; Townsend, Paul K.

    2006-01-01

    We show how, in heterotic M-theory, an M5-brane in the 11-dimensional bulk may end on an ``M9-brane'' boundary, the M5-brane boundary being a Yang monopole 4-brane. This possibility suggests various novel 5-brane configurations of heterotic M-theory, in particular a static M5-brane suspended between the two M9-brane boundaries, for which we find the asymptotic heterotic supergravity solution.

  6. Braneworld cosmological models with anisotropy

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    For a cosmological Randall-Sundrum braneworld with anisotropy, i.e., of Bianchi type, the modified Einstein equations on the brane include components of the five-dimensional Weyl tensor for which there are no evolution equations on the brane. If the bulk field equations are not solved, this Weyl term remains unknown, and many previous studies have simply prescribed it as ad hoc. We construct a family of Bianchi braneworlds with anisotropy by solving the five-dimensional field equations in the bulk. We analyze the cosmological dynamics on the brane, including the Weyl term, and shed light on the relation between anisotropy on the brane and the Weyl curvature in the bulk. In these models, it is not possible to achieve geometric anisotropy for a perfect fluid or scalar field - the junction conditions require anisotropic stress on the brane. But the solutions can isotropize and approach a Friedmann brane in an anti-de Sitter bulk

  7. Braneworld cosmological models with anisotropy

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    Campos, Antonio; Maartens, Roy; Matravers, David; Sopuerta, Carlos F.

    2003-11-01

    For a cosmological Randall-Sundrum braneworld with anisotropy, i.e., of Bianchi type, the modified Einstein equations on the brane include components of the five-dimensional Weyl tensor for which there are no evolution equations on the brane. If the bulk field equations are not solved, this Weyl term remains unknown, and many previous studies have simply prescribed it as ad hoc. We construct a family of Bianchi braneworlds with anisotropy by solving the five-dimensional field equations in the bulk. We analyze the cosmological dynamics on the brane, including the Weyl term, and shed light on the relation between anisotropy on the brane and the Weyl curvature in the bulk. In these models, it is not possible to achieve geometric anisotropy for a perfect fluid or scalar field—the junction conditions require anisotropic stress on the brane. But the solutions can isotropize and approach a Friedmann brane in an anti de Sitter bulk.

  8. Braneworld cosmological models with anisotropy

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    Campos, A; Matravers, D; Sopuerta, C F; Campos, Antonio; Maartens, Roy; Matravers, David; Sopuerta, Carlos F.

    2003-01-01

    For a cosmological Randall-Sundrum braneworld with anisotropy, i.e., of Bianchi type, the modified Einstein equations on the brane include components of the five-dimensional Weyl tensor for which there are no evolution equations on the brane. If the bulk field equations are not solved, this Weyl term remains unknown, and many previous studies have simply prescribed it ad hoc. We construct a family of Bianchi braneworlds with anisotropy by solving the five-dimensional field equations in the bulk. We analyze the cosmological dynamics on the brane, including the Weyl term, and shed light on the relation between anisotropy on the brane and Weyl curvature in the bulk. In these models, it is not possible to achieve geometric anisotropy for a perfect fluid or scalar field -- the junction conditions require anisotropic stress on the brane. But the solutions can isotropize and approach a Friedmann brane in an anti-de Sitter bulk.

  9. Holographic Cosmology from BIonic Solutions

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    Sepehri, Alireza; Setare, Mohammad Reza; Ali, Ahmed Farag

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we will use a BIonic solution for analysing the holographic cosmology. A BIonic solution is a configuration of a D-brane and an anti-D-brane connected by a wormhole. A BIonic configuration can form due to a transition of fundamental black strings. After the BIon has formed, the wormhole in the BIon will act act as a channel for the energy to flow into the D3-brane. This will increase the degrees of freedom of the D3-brane causing inflation. The inflation will end when the wormhole gets annihilated. However, as the distance between the D3-brane and the anti-D3-brane reduces, tachyonic states get created. These tachyonic states will lead to the formation of a new wormhole. This new wormhole will again increasing the degrees of freedom on the D3-brane causing late time acceleration.

  10. Warped brane worlds in critical gravity

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    We investigate the brane models in arbitrary dimensional critical gravity presented in Lu and Pope (Phys Rev Lett 106:181302, 2011). For the models of the thin branes with codimension one, the Gibbons-Hawking surface term and the junction conditions are derived, with which the analytical solutions for the flat, AdS, and dS branes are obtained at the critical point of the critical gravity. It is found that all these branes are embedded in an AdSn spacetime, but, in general, the effective cosmological constant Λ of the AdSn spacetime is not equal to the naked one Λ0 in the critical gravity, which can be positive, zero, and negative. Another interesting result is that the brane tension can also be positive, zero, or negative, depending on the symmetry of the thin brane and the values of the parameters of the theory, which is very different from the case in general relativity. It is shown that the mass hierarchy problem can be solved in the braneworld model in the higher-derivative critical gravity. We also study the thick brane model and find analytical and numerical solutions of the flat, AdS, and dS branes. It is found that some branes will have inner structure when some parameters of the theory are larger than their critical values, which may result in resonant KK modes for some bulk matter fields. The flat branes with positive energy density and AdS branes with negative energy density are embedded in an n-dimensional Minkowski one. (orig.)

  11. Localizing Gravity on a 3-brane in Higher Dimensions

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    Gherghetta, Tony

    2001-01-01

    We present metric solutions in six and higher dimensions with a bulk cosmological constant, where gravity is localized on a 3-brane. The corrections to four-dimensional gravity from the bulk continuum modes are power-law suppressed. Furthermore, the introduction of a bulk ``hedgehog'' magnetic field leads to a regular geometry, and can localize gravity on the 3-brane with either positive, zero or negative bulk cosmological constant.

  12. Graviton Kaluza Klein modes in non-flat branes with stabilised modulus

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    Paul, Tanmoy

    2016-01-01

    We consider a generalised two brane Randall Sundrum model where the branes are endowed with non-zero cosmological constant. In this scenario, we re-examine the modulus stabilisation mechanism and the nature of Kaluza Klein (KK) graviton modes. Our result reveals that while the KK mode graviton masses may change significantly with brane cosmological constant, the Goldberger-Wise stabilisation mechanism, which assumes negligible backreaction on the background metric, continues to hold even when the branes have large cosmological constant. The possibility of having a global minimum for the modulus is also discussed.

  13. Time-Dependent AdS Backgrounds from S-Branes

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    Deger, Nihat Sadik

    2016-01-01

    We construct time and radial dependent solutions that describe p-branes in chargeless S-brane backgrounds. In particular, there are some new M5- and D3-branes among our solutions which have AdS limits and contain a cosmological singularity as well. We also find a time-dependent version of the dyonic membrane configuration in 11-dimensions by applying a Lunin-Maldacena deformation to our new M5-brane solution.

  14. Holographic Cosmology from BIonic Solutions

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    Sepehri, Alireza; Faizal, Mir; Setare, Mohammad Reza; Ali, Ahmed Farag

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we will use a BIonic solution for analysing the holographic cosmology. A BIonic solution is a configuration of a D-brane and an anti-D-brane connected by a wormhole. A BIonic configuration can form due to a transition of fundamental black strings. After the BIon has formed, the wormhole in the BIon will act act as a channel for the energy to flow into the D3-brane. This will increase the degrees of freedom of the D3-brane causing inflation. The inflation will end when the wormh...

  15. Holographic cosmic quintessence on the dilatonic brane world

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    Chen, Bin; Lin, Feng-Li

    2002-02-01

    Recently quintessence has been proposed to explain the observation data of supernovae indicating a time-varying cosmological constant and accelerating universe. Inspired by this and its mysterious origin, we look for the possibility that quintessence is the holographic dark matter dominating in the late time in the brane world scenarios. We consider both the cases of a static and moving brane in a dilaton gravity background. For the static brane we use the Hamilton-Jacobi method motivated by holographic renormalization group to study the intrinsic FRW cosmology on the brane and find the constraint on the bulk potential for quintessence. This constraint requires a negative slowly varying bulk potential which implies an anti-de Sitter-like bulk geometry and could be possibly realized from higher dimensional supergravities or string theory. We find a similar constraint for the moving brane cases and that the quintessence on it has the effect of a mildly time-varying Newton constant.

  16. Inflation on the Brane with Vanishing Gravity

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    Gallicchio, Jason

    2010-01-01

    Many existing models of brane inflation suffer from a steep irreducible gravitational potential between the branes that causes inflation to end too early. Inspired by the fact that point masses in 2+1 D exert no gravitational force, we propose a novel unwarped and non-supersymmetric setup for inflation, consisting of 3-branes in two extra dimensions compactified on a sphere. The size of the sphere is stabilized by a combination of a bulk cosmological constant and a magnetic flux. Computing the 4D effective potential between probe branes in this background, we find a non-zero contribution only from exchange of level-1 KK modes of the graviton and radion. Identifying antipodal points on the 2-sphere projects out these modes, eliminating entirely the troublesome gravitational contribution to the inflationary potential.

  17. Revolving D-branes and spontaneous gauge-symmetry breaking

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    Iso, Satoshi; Kitazawa, Noriaki

    2015-12-01

    We propose a new mechanism of spontaneous gauge-symmetry breaking in the world-volume theory of revolving D-branes around a fixed point of orbifolds. In this paper, we consider a simple model of the T^6/Z_3 orbifold on which we put D3-branes, D7-branes, and their anti-branes. The configuration breaks supersymmetry, but the Ramond-Ramond tadpole cancellation conditions are satisfied. A set of three D3-branes at an orbifold fixed point can separate from the point, but, when they move perpendicular to the anti-D7-branes put on the fixed point, they are pulled back due to an attractive interaction between the D3- and anti-D7-branes. In order to stabilize the separation of the D3-branes at nonzero distance, we consider revolution of the D3-branes around the fixed point. Then the gauge symmetry on the D3-branes is spontaneously broken, and the rank of the gauge group is reduced. The distance can be set at will by appropriately choosing the angular momentum of the revolving D3-branes, which should be determined by the initial condition of the cosmological evolution of the D-brane configurations. The distance corresponds to the vacuum expectation values of brane moduli fields in the world-volume theory and, if it is written as M/M_s^2 in terms of the string scale M_s, the scale of gauge-symmetry breaking is given by M. Angular momentum conservation of revolving D3-branes assures the stability of the scale M against M_s.

  18. Revolving D-branes and spontaneous gauge-symmetry breaking

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    We propose a new mechanism of spontaneous gauge-symmetry breaking in the world-volume theory of revolving D-branes around a fixed point of orbifolds. In this paper, we consider a simple model of the T6/Z3 orbifold on which we put D3-branes, D7-branes, and their anti-branes. The configuration breaks supersymmetry, but the Ramond–Ramond tadpole cancellation conditions are satisfied. A set of three D3-branes at an orbifold fixed point can separate from the point, but, when they move perpendicular to the anti-D7-branes put on the fixed point, they are pulled back due to an attractive interaction between the D3- and anti-D7-branes. In order to stabilize the separation of the D3-branes at nonzero distance, we consider revolution of the D3-branes around the fixed point. Then the gauge symmetry on the D3-branes is spontaneously broken, and the rank of the gauge group is reduced. The distance can be set at will by appropriately choosing the angular momentum of the revolving D3-branes, which should be determined by the initial condition of the cosmological evolution of the D-brane configurations. The distance corresponds to the vacuum expectation values of brane moduli fields in the world-volume theory and, if it is written as M/Ms2 in terms of the string scale Ms, the scale of gauge-symmetry breaking is given by M. Angular momentum conservation of revolving D3-branes assures the stability of the scale M against Ms

  19. Permutation branes

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    N-fold tensor products of a rational CFT carry an action of the permutation group SN. These automorphisms can be used as gluing conditions in the study of boundary conditions for tensor product theories. We present an ansatz for such permutation boundary states and check that it satisfies the cluster condition and Cardy's constraints. For a particularly simple case, we also investigate associativity of the boundary OPE, and find an intriguing connection with the bulk OPE. In the second part of the paper, the constructions are slightly extended for application to Gepner models. We give permutation branes for the quintic, together with some formulae for their intersections. (author)

  20. Branes constrictions with White Dwarfs

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    We consider here a robust study of stellar dynamics for white dwarf stars with polytropic matter in the weak-field approximation using the Lane–Emden equation from the brane-world scenario. We also derive an analytical solution to the nonlocal energy density and show the behavior and sensitivity of these stars to the presence of extra dimensions. Similarly, we analyze stability and compactness, in order to show whether it is possible to agree with the conventional wisdom of white dwarfs dynamics. Our results predict an average value of the brane tension of <λ>≳84.818 MeV4, with a standard deviation σ≃82.021 MeV4, which comes from a sample of dwarf stars, being weaker than other astrophysical observations but remaining higher than cosmological results provided by nucleosynthesis among others

  1. Branes constrictions with White Dwarfs

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    Garcia-Aspeitia, Miguel A. [Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Mexico (Mexico); Unidad Academica de Fisica, Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas (Mexico)

    2015-11-15

    We consider here a robust study of stellar dynamics for white dwarf stars with polytropic matter in the weak-field approximation using the Lane-Emden equation from the brane-world scenario. We also derive an analytical solution to the nonlocal energy density and show the behavior and sensitivity of these stars to the presence of extra dimensions. Similarly, we analyze stability and compactness, in order to show whether it is possible to agree with the conventional wisdom of white dwarfs dynamics. Our results predict an average value of the brane tension of left angle λ right angle >or similar 84.818 MeV{sup 4}, with a standard deviation σ ≅ 82.021 MeV{sup 4}, which comes from a sample of dwarf stars, being weaker than other astrophysical observations but remaining higher than cosmological results provided by nucleosynthesis among others. (orig.)

  2. Branes constrictions with White Dwarfs

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    García-Aspeitia, Miguel A., E-mail: aspeitia@fisica.uaz.edu.mx [Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, Av, Insurgentes Sur 1582, Colonia Crédito Constructor, Del. Benito Juárez, C.P. 03940, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico); Unidad Académica de Física, Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Calzada Solidaridad esquina con Paseo a la Bufa S/N, C.P. 98060, Zacatecas (Mexico)

    2015-11-06

    We consider here a robust study of stellar dynamics for white dwarf stars with polytropic matter in the weak-field approximation using the Lane–Emden equation from the brane-world scenario. We also derive an analytical solution to the nonlocal energy density and show the behavior and sensitivity of these stars to the presence of extra dimensions. Similarly, we analyze stability and compactness, in order to show whether it is possible to agree with the conventional wisdom of white dwarfs dynamics. Our results predict an average value of the brane tension of <λ>≳84.818 MeV{sup 4}, with a standard deviation σ≃82.021 MeV{sup 4}, which comes from a sample of dwarf stars, being weaker than other astrophysical observations but remaining higher than cosmological results provided by nucleosynthesis among others.

  3. Mirage cosmology in M-theory

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    We extend the idea of mirage cosmology to M-theory. Considering the motion of a probe brane in the M-theory background generated by a stack of non-threshold (M2,M5) bound states, we study the cosmological evolution of the brane universe in this background. We estimate the range of r where the formalism is valid. Effective energy density on the probe brane is obtained in terms of the scale factor. Comparing the limiting case of the result with that from type IIB background, we confirm that the cosmological evolution by mirage matter is a possible scenario in the M-theory context

  4. Bulk scalar field in DGP braneworld cosmology

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    Ansari, Rizwan ul Haq

    2007-01-01

    We investigated the effects of bulk scalar field in the braneworld cosmological scenario. The Friedmann equations and acceleration condition in presence of the bulk scalar field for a zero tension brane and cosmological constant are studied. In DGP model the effective Einstein equation on the brane is obtained with bulk scalar field. The rescaled bulk scalar field on the brane in the DGP model behaves as an effective four dimensional field, thus standard type cosmology is recovered. In present study of the DGP model, the late-time accelerating phase of the universe can be explained .

  5. Quantum billiards in multidimensional models with branes

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    gravitational D-dimensional model with l scalar fields and several forms is considered. When a cosmological-type diagonal metric is chosen, an electromagnetic composite brane ansatz is adopted and certain restrictions on the branes are imposed; the conformally covariant Wheeler-DeWitt (WDW) equation for the model is studied. Under certain restrictions asymptotic solutions to WDW equation are found in the limit of the formation of the billiard walls which reduce the problem to the so-called quantum billiard on the (D+l-2)-dimensional Lobachevsky space. Two examples of quantum billiards are considered. The first one deals with 9-dimensional quantum billiard for D = 11 model with 330 four-forms which mimic space-like M2- and M5-branes of D = 11 supergravity. The second one deals with the 9-dimensional quantum billiard for D = 10 gravitational model with one scalar field, 210 four-forms and 120 three-forms which mimic space-like D2-, D4-, FS1- and NS5-branes in D = 10 IIA supergravity. It is shown that in both examples wave functions vanish in the limit of the formation of the billiard walls (i.e. we get a quantum resolution of the singularity for 11D model) but magnetic branes could not be neglected in calculations of quantum asymptotic solutions while they are irrelevant for classical oscillating behavior when all 120 electric branes are present. (orig.)

  6. Warped Brane worlds in Critical Gravity

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    Zhong, Yi; Chen, Feng-Wei; Xie, Qun-Ying

    2014-01-01

    We investigate the brane models in arbitrary dimensional critical gravity presented in [Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 181302 (2011)]. For the model of the thin branes with codimension one, the Gibbons-Hawking surface term and the junction conditions are derived, with which the analytical solutions for the flat, AdS, and dS branes are obtained at the critical point of the critical gravity. It is found that all these branes are embedded in an AdS$_{n}$ spacetime, but, in general, the effective cosmological constant $\\Lambda$ of the AdS$_{n}$ spacetime is not equal to the naked one $\\Lambda_0$ in the critical gravity, which can be positive, zero, and negative. Another interesting result is that the brane tension can also be positive, zero, or negative, depending on the symmetry of the thin brane and the values of the parameters of the theory, which is very different from the case in general relativity. It is shown that the mass hierarchy problem can be solved in the higher-order braneworld model in the critical gravity....

  7. Branes in extended spacetime

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    Sakatani, Yuho

    2016-01-01

    We propose a novel approach to the brane worldvolume theory based on the geometry of extended field theories; double field theory and exceptional field theory. We demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach by showing that one can reproduce the conventional bosonic string/membrane actions, and the M5-brane action in the weak field approximation. At a glance, the proposed 5-brane action without approximation looks different from the known M5-brane actions, but it is consistent with the known non-linear self-duality relation, and it may provide a new formulation of a single M5-brane action. Actions for exotic branes are also discussed.

  8. Quintessence and effective RN de Sitter brane geometries

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    Pandey, K.P.; Singh, Abhishek K.; Singh, Sunita; Kapoor, Richa; Kar, Supriya [University of Delhi, Department of Physics and Astrophysics, New Delhi (India)

    2014-11-15

    We revisit the effective space-time torsion curvature in a second order formalism, underlying the non-linear U(1) gauge dynamics, of a two form on a D4-brane. The formalism incorporates a significant global NS two form into the theory via its perturbative coupling to a dynamical two form. In particular we explore the non-linear gauge dynamics on a D{sub 4}-brane in the presence of a non-trivial background metric. An effective de Sitter universe is shown to emerge on a vacuum created pair of (D anti D){sub 3}-branes by a local two form at the past horizon with the Big Bang. We obtain a number of 4D de Sitter quantum black holes with and without a propagating torsion. In a low energy limit the non-perturbative correction may be seen to be insignificant. The quantum black hole undergoes an expansion in the limit and identifies with the Einstein vacuum. Interestingly our analysis reveals a plausible quintessence (axion) on an anti-D{sub 3}-brane which may source the dark energy in a D{sub 3}-brane universe. Arguably a brane universe moves away from its anti-brane due to the conjectured repulsive gravity underlying the quintessence. It leads to a growth in the extra fifth dimension between a brane and an anti-brane, which may provide a clue to an accelerating universe as observed in cosmology. (orig.)

  9. Brane Isotropisation in Extra-Dimensional Tolman-Bondi Universe

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    Brax, Philippe; Nunes, Nelson J

    2012-01-01

    We consider the dynamics of a 3-brane embedded in an extra-dimensional Tolman-Bondi Universe where the origin of space plays a special role. The embedding is chosen such that the induced matter distribution on the brane respects the spherical symmetry of matter in the extra dimensional space. The mirage cosmology on the probe brane is studied, resulting in an inhomogeneous and anisotropic four dimensional cosmology where the origin of space is also special. We then focus on the spatial geometry around the origin and show that the induced geometry, which is initially inhomogeneous and anisotropic, converges to an isotropic and homogeneous Friedmann-Lemaitre 4d space-time. For instance, when a 3-brane is embedded in a 5d matter dominated model, the 4d dynamics around the origin converge to a Friedmann-Lemaitre Universe in a radiation dominated epoch. We analyse this isotropisation process and show that it is a late time attractor.

  10. Double Handled Brane Tilings

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    Cremonesi, Stefano; Seong, Rak-Kyeong

    2013-01-01

    We classify the first few brane tilings on a genus 2 Riemann surface and identify their toric Calabi-Yau moduli spaces. These brane tilings are extensions of tilings on the 2-torus, which represent one of the largest known classes of 4d N=1 superconformal field theories for D3-branes. The classification consists of 16 distinct genus 2 brane tilings with up to 8 quiver fields and 4 superpotential terms. The Higgs mechanism is used to relate the different theories.

  11. Brane world scenarios

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    Dileep P Jatkar

    2003-02-01

    We review proposals of brane world models which attempt to combine gauge theories with gravity at TeV scale by confining the gauge theory to a three-brane embedded in higher dimensional bulk. Gravity, however, propagates in the directions transverse to the brane as well.

  12. Penrose limits, supergravity and brane dynamics

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    We investigate the Penrose limits of classical string and M-theory backgrounds. We prove that the number of (super)symmetries of a supergravity background never decreases in the limit. We classify all the possible Penrose limits of AdSxS spacetimes and of supergravity brane solutions. We also present the Penrose limits of various other solutions: intersecting branes, supersymmetric black holes and strings in diverse dimensions, and cosmological models. We explore the Penrose limit of an isometrically embedded spacetime and find a generalization to spaces with more than one time. Finally, we show that the Penrose limit is a large tension limit for all branes including those with fields of Born-Infeld type

  13. Tensor Perturbations from Brane-World Inflation with Curvature Effects

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    Bouhmadi-Lopez, Mariam; Liu, Yen-Wei; IZUMI, KEISUKE; Chen, Pisin(Graduate Institute of Astrophysics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 10617, Taiwan)

    2013-01-01

    The brane-world scenario provides an intriguing possibility to explore the phenomenological cosmology implied by string/M theory. In this paper, we consider a modified Randall-Sundrum single brane model with two natural generalizations: a Gauss-Bonnet term in the five-dimensional bulk action as well as an induced gravity term in the four-dimensional brane action, which are the leading-order corrections to the Randall-Sundrum model. We study the influence of these combined effects on the evolu...

  14. A Compact Codimension Two Braneworld with Precisely One Brane

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    Akerblom, Nikolas

    2010-01-01

    Building on earlier work on football shaped extra dimensions, we construct a compact codimension two braneworld with precisely one brane. The two extra dimensions topologically represent a 2-torus which is stabilized by a bulk cosmological constant and magnetic flux. The torus has positive constant curvature almost everywhere, except for a single conical singularity at the location of the brane. In contradistinction to the football shaped case, there is no fine-tuning required for the brane tension. We also present some plausibility arguments why the model should not suffer from serious stability issues.

  15. A compact codimension-two braneworld with precisely one brane

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    Building on earlier work on football-shaped extra dimensions, we construct a compact codimension-two braneworld with precisely one brane. The two extra dimensions topologically represent a 2-torus which is stabilized by a bulk cosmological constant and magnetic flux. The torus has positive constant curvature almost everywhere, except for a single conical singularity at the location of the brane. In contradistinction to the football-shaped case, there is no fine-tuning required for the brane tension. We also present some plausibility arguments why the model should not suffer from serious stability issues.

  16. Non-perturbative effects on a fractional D3-brane

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    Ferretti, Gabriele; Petersson, Christoffer

    2009-03-01

    In this note we study the Script N = 1 abelian gauge theory on the world volume of a single fractional D3-brane. In the limit where gravitational interactions are not completely decoupled we find that a superpotential and a fermionic bilinear condensate are generated by a D-brane instanton effect. A related situation arises for an isolated cycle invariant under an orientifold projection, even in the absence of any gauge theory brane. Moreover, in presence of supersymmetry breaking background fluxes, such instanton configurations induce new couplings in the 4-dimensional effective action, including non-perturbative contributions to the cosmological constant and non-supersymmetric mass terms.

  17. Enveloping branes and brane-world singularities

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    The existence of envelopes is studied for systems of differential equations in connection with the method of asymptotic splittings which allows one to determine the singularity structure of the solutions. The result is applied to brane-worlds consisting of a 3-brane in a five-dimensional bulk, in the presence of an analog of a bulk perfect fluid parameterizing a generic class of bulk matter. We find that all flat brane solutions suffer from a finite-distance singularity contrary to previous claims. We then study the possibility of avoiding finite-distance singularities by cutting the bulk and gluing regular solutions at the position of the brane. Further imposing physical conditions such as finite Planck mass on the brane and positive energy conditions on the bulk fluid, excludes, however, this possibility as well. (orig.)

  18. Two-brane system in a vacuum bulk with a single equation of state

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    Perez, Juan L; Urena-Lopez, L Arturo; 10.1063/1.4748545

    2012-01-01

    We study the cosmology of a two-brane model in a five-dimensional spacetime, where the extra spatial coordinate is compactifed on an orbifold. Additionally, we consider the existence on each brane of matter fields that evolve in time. Solving the Einstein equations in a vacuum bulk, we can show how the matter fields in both branes are connected and they do not evolve independently

  19. Gravitational backreaction of anti-D branes in the warped compactification

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    Koyama, Kayoko; Koyama, Kazuya

    2005-09-01

    We derive a low-energy effective theory for gravity with anti-D branes, which are essential to get de Sitter solutions in the type IIB string-warped compactification, by taking account of gravitational backreactions of anti-D branes. In order to see the effects of the self-gravity of anti-D branes, a simplified model is studied where a five-dimensional anti-de Sitter (AdS) spacetime is realized by the bulk cosmological constant and the 5-form flux, and anti-D branes are coupled to the 5-form field by Chern Simon terms. The AdS spacetime is truncated by introducing UV and IR cut-off branes like the Randall Sundrum model. We derive an effective theory for gravity on the UV brane and reproduce the familiar result that the tensions of the anti-D branes give potentials suppressed by the fourth power of the warp factor at the location of the anti-D branes. However, in this simplified model, the potential energy never inflates the UV brane, although the anti-D branes are inflating. The UV brane is dominated by dark radiation coming from the projection of the five-dimensional Weyl tensor, unless the moduli fields for the anti-D branes are stabilized. We comment on the possibility of avoiding this problem in a realistic string theory compactification.

  20. Mirage Cosmology in M-theory

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    Kim, Jin Young

    2002-01-01

    We extend the idea of mirage cosmology to M-theory. Considering the motion of a probe brane in the M-theory background generated by a stack of non-threshold (M2,M5) bound states, we study the cosmological evolution of the brane universe in this background. We estimate the range of $r$ where the formalism is valid. Effective energy density on the probe brane is obtained in terms of the scale factor. Comparing the limiting case of the result with that from type IIB background, we confirm that t...

  1. Brane and Wormhole in Baby Universe

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    Naboulsi, R

    2003-01-01

    In this paper we search the minimal conditions for the creation of a Universe from a Tolman wormhole `bounce' from a previous collapse without passing by an initial singularity. Inspired from brane cosmology, the total density is taken to be the sum of the ordinary matter and time-decreasing exotic matter, as well as time-decreasing cosmological constant. We show that these later didn't affect the standard point-wise energy conditions and that there is always an open region surrounding the bounce over which the strong energy condition must be violated. Flat and hyperbolic spatial Universes are not permitted in our model.

  2. G-branes

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    Bunster, Claudio

    2015-01-01

    We introduce a new kind of space-filling brane, which we term G-brane because its action is a descendant of the gravitational action. The G-brane is different from the Dirac or Nambu space-filling branes, and has interesting formal properties in any spacetime dimension D, which are exhibited. For D greater or equal than three, the G-brane possesses only gauge degrees of freedom, just as the Dirac or Nambu branes. For D=3 the G-brane yields a reformulation of gravitation theory in which the Hamiltonian constraints can be solved explicitly, while keeping the spacetime structure manifest. For D=2 the G-brane provides a realization of the conformal algebra in terms of two scalar fields and their conjugates, which possesses a classical central charge. In the G-brane reformulation of (2+1) gravity, the boundary degrees of freedom of the gravitational field in asymptotically Anti-de Sitter space appear as "matter" coupled to the (1+1) G-brane on the boundary.

  3. Enveloping branes and brane-world singularities

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    Antoniadis, Ignatios; Klaoudatou, Ifigeneia

    2014-01-01

    The existence of envelopes is studied for systems of differential equations in connection with the method of asymptotic splittings which allows to determine the singularity structure of the solutions. The result is applied to braneworlds consisting of a 3-brane in a five-dimensional bulk, in the presence of an analog of a bulk perfect fluid parametrizing a generic class of bulk matter. We find that all flat brane solutions suffer from a finite distance singularity contrary to previous claims. We then study the possibility of avoiding finite distance singularities by cutting the bulk and gluing regular solutions at the position of the brane. Further imposing physical conditions such as finite Planck mass on the brane and positive energy conditions on the bulk fluid, excludes however this possibility, as well.

  4. Equation-of-state formalism for dark energy models on the brane and the future of brane universes

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    Astashenok, Artyom V.; Yurov, Artyom V. [Baltic Federal University of I. Kant, Department of Theoretical Physics, Kaliningrad (Russian Federation); Elizalde, Emilio [Facultat de Ciencies, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, ICE/CSIC and IEEC Campus UAB, Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain); Odintsov, Sergei D. [Facultat de Ciencies, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, ICE/CSIC and IEEC Campus UAB, Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain); Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats (ICREA), Barcelona (Spain)

    2012-12-15

    Brane dark energy cosmologies, leading to various possible evolutions of our universe, are investigated. The discussion shows that while all these models can be made arbitrarily close to the standard {Lambda}CDM cosmology at present, their future evolutions can be very different, even diverge with time in a number of ways. This includes asymptotic de-Sitter evolution, Little Rip with dissolution of bound structures, and various possible singularities, as the Big Rip, a sudden future singularity (Type II), and Type III and Type IV cases. Specifically, some interesting effects coming from the brane tension are investigated. It is shown, in particular, that the Little Rip occurs faster on the brane model than in usual FRW cosmology. In the asymptotic de-Sitter regime the influence of the brane tension leads to a deviation of the value of the effective cosmological constant from that corresponding to ordinary dark energy. As a consequence, the value of the inertial force from the accelerating expansion can greatly exceed the corresponding inertial force in ordinary cosmological models. (orig.)

  5. Supersymmetric Baryonic Branes

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    Gomis, J P; Simón, J; Townsend, P K; Gomis, Joaquim; Ramallo, Alfonso V.; Simon, Joan; Townsend, Paul K.

    1999-01-01

    We derive an energy bound for a `baryonic' D5-brane probe in the $adS_5\\times S^5$ background near the horizon of $N$ D3-branes. Configurations saturating the bound are shown to be 1/4 supersymmetric $S^5$-wrapped D5-branes with $N$ singularities at arbitrary positions. Previous results for $N$ coincident singularities are recovered as a special case. We derive a similar energy bound for a `baryonic' M5-brane probe in the background of $N$ M5-branes. Configurations saturating the bound are again 1/4 supersymmetric and, in the $adS_7\\times S^4$ near-horizon limit, provide a worldvolume realization of the `baryon string' vertex of the (2,0)-supersymmetric six-dimensional conformal field theory on coincident M5-branes. For the full M5-background we find a worldvolume realization of the Hannany-Witten effect in M-theory.

  6. Rusty scatter branes

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    Khuri, R R

    1996-01-01

    We derive double dimensional reduction/oxidation in a framework where it is applicable to describe general non-static (and anisotropic) p-brane solutions. Given this procedure, we are able to relate the dynamical interaction potential for parallel extremal p-branes in D dimensions to that for extremal black holes in D-p dimensions. In particular, we find that to leading order the potential vanishes for all \\kappa-symmetric p-branes.

  7. Brane big bang brought on by a bulk bubble

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    We propose an alternative inflationary universe scenario in the context of Randall-Sundrum braneworld cosmology. In this new scenario the existence of extra dimension(s) plays an essential role. First, the brane universe is initially in the inflationary phase driven by the effective cosmological constant induced by a small mismatch between the vacuum energy in the five-dimensional bulk and the brane tension. This mismatch arises since the bulk is initially in a false vacuum. Then, false vacuum decay occurs, nucleating a true vacuum bubble with negative energy inside the bulk. The nucleated bubble expands in the bulk and consequently hits the brane, causing a hot big-bang brane universe of the Randall-Sundrum type. Here, the termination of the inflationary phase is due to the change of the bulk vacuum energy. The bubble kinetic energy heats up the universe. As a simple realization, we propose a model in which we assume an interaction between the brane and the bubble. We derive the constraints on the model parameters taking into account the following requirements: solving the flatness problem, no force which prohibits the bubble from colliding with the brane, a sufficiently high reheating temperature for the standard nucleosynthesis to work, and the recovery of Newton's law up to 1 mm. We find that a fine-tuning is needed in order to satisfy the first and the second requirements simultaneously, although the other constraints are satisfied in a wide range of the model parameters

  8. Open dielectric branes

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    We derive leading terms in the effective actions describing the coupling of bulk supergravity fields to systems of arbitrary numbers of Dp-branes and D(p+4)-branes in type-IIA/IIB string theory. We use these actions to investigate the physics of Dp-D(p+4) systems in the presence of weak background fields. In particular, we construct various solutions describing collections of Dp-branes blown up into open D(p+2)-branes ending on D(p+4)-branes. The configurations are stabilized by the presence of background fields and represent an open-brane analogue of the Myers dielectric effect. To deduce the D-brane actions, we use supersymmetry to derive operators corresponding to moments of various conserved currents in the Berkooz-Douglas matrix model of M-theory in the presence of longitudinal M5-branes and then use dualities to relate these operators to the worldvolume operators appearing in the Dp-D(p+4)-brane effective actions. (author)

  9. Gravitational backreaction of anti-D branes in the warped compactification

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    Koyama, Kayoko; Koyama, Kazuya

    2005-01-01

    We derive a low-energy effective theory for gravity with anti-D branes, which are essential to get de Sitter solutions in the type IIB string warped compactification, by taking account of gravitational backreactions of anti-D branes. In order to see the effects of the self-gravity of anti-D branes, a simplified model is studied where a 5-dimensional anti-de Sitter ({\\it AdS}) spacetime is realized by the bulk cosmological constant and the 5-form flux, and anti-D branes are coupled to the 5-fo...

  10. Hybrid metric-Palatini brane system

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    Fu, Qi-Ming; Zhao, Li; Gu, Bao-Min; Yang, Ke; Liu, Yu-Xiao

    2016-07-01

    It is known that the metric and Palatini formalisms of gravity theories have their own interesting features but also suffer from some different drawbacks. Recently, a novel gravity theory called hybrid metric-Palatini gravity was put forward to cure or improve their individual deficiencies. The action of this gravity theory is a hybrid combination of the usual Einstein-Hilbert action and a f (R ) term constructed by the Palatini formalism. Interestingly, it seems that the existence of a light and long-range scalar field in this gravity may modify the cosmological and galactic dynamics without conflicting with the laboratory and Solar System tests. In this paper, we focus on the tensor and scalar perturbations of the thick branes in this novel gravity theory. We consider two models as examples, namely, the thick branes constructed by a background scalar field and by pure gravity. The thick branes in both models have no inner structure. However, affected by the hybrid combination of the metric and Palatini formalisms, the graviton zero mode in the first model has inner structure when the parameter in this model is larger than its critical value, which is different from the cases of general relativity and Palatini f (R ) gravity. We find that the effective four-dimensional gravity can be reproduced on the brane for both models and the scalar zero mode in the model without a background scalar field cannot be localized on the brane, which avoids a fifth force. Moreover, the stability of both brane systems against the linear perturbations can also be ensured.

  11. Phantom-Like Effects on Warped DGP Brane

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    We study phantom-like effect on the DGP brane embedded in a five-dimensional AdS bulk. We show that this effect can be realized without phantom matter on this warped DGP brane. We investigate the role played by the bulk cosmological constant on the phantom-like effect on the brane and we show that it tends to reduce this effect. Also, warped compactification of the bulk manifold increases the values of the effective and total equation of state parameters of the model relative to the case with Minkowski bulk. We extend our study to the case that induced curvature on the brane is modified in the spirit of the f(R)-gravity. (geophysics, astronomy, and astrophysics)

  12. Brane inflation: A field theory approach in background supergravity

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    Choudhury, Sayantan

    2012-01-01

    We propose a model of inflation in the framework of brane cosmology driven by background supergravity. Starting from bulk supergravity we construct the inflaton potential on the brane and employ it to investigate for the consequences to inflationary paradigm. To this end, we derive the expressions for the important parameters in brane inflation, which are somewhat different from their counterparts in standard cosmology, using the one loop radiative corrected potential. We further estimate the observable parameters and find them to fit well with recent observational data. We have studied extensively reheating phenomenology, which explains the thermal history of the universe and leptogenesis through the production of thermal gravitino pertaining to the particle physics phenomenology of the early universe.

  13. Effective cosmological equations of induced f(R) gravity

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    Apostolopoulos, Pantelis S.; Tetradis, Nikolaos [Department of Physics, University of Athens, University Campus, Zographou 157 84 (Greece); Brouzakis, Nikolaos, E-mail: papost@phys.uoa.gr, E-mail: nbruzak@ifae.es, E-mail: ntetrad@phys.uoa.gr [Departament de Física, Univeristat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain)

    2010-08-01

    We expand the study of generalized brane cosmologies by allowing for an f( R-tilde ) gravity term on the brane, with R-tilde the curvature scalar derived from the induced metric. We also include arbitrary matter components on the brane and in the five-dimensional bulk. At low energies, the effect of the bulk on the brane evolution can be described through a mirage component, termed generalized dark radiation, in the effective four-dimensional field equations. Using the covariant formalism, we derive the exact form of these equations. We also derive an effective conservation equation involving the brane matter and the generalized dark radiation. At low energies the coupled brane-bulk system has a purely four-dimensional description. The applications of the formalism include generalizations of the Starobinsky model and the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati cosmology.

  14. The cosmology of induced $f({\\cal R})$ gravity

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    Apostolopoulos, Pantelis S; Tetradis, Nikolaos

    2010-01-01

    We expand the study of generalized brane cosmologies by allowing for an $f(\\tilde{\\cal R})$ gravity term on the brane, with $\\tilde{\\cal R}$ the curvature scalar derived from the induced metric. We also include arbitrary matter components on the brane and in the five-dimensional bulk. At low energies, the effect of the bulk on the brane evolution can be described through a mirage component, termed generalized dark radiation, in the effective four-dimensional field equations. Using the covariant formalism, we derive the exact form of these equations. We also derive an effective conservation equation involving the brane matter and the generalized dark radiation. At low energies the coupled brane-bulk system has a purely four-dimensional description. The applications of the formalism include generalizations of the Starobinsky model and the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati cosmology.

  15. D-Branes at Finite Temperature in TFD

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    Abdalla, Maria Christina B; Vancea, I V

    2003-01-01

    We review the construction of the $D$-branes at finite temperature as boundary states in the Fock space of thermal perturbative closed string. This is a talk presented by I. V. V. at Common Trends in Cosmology and Particle Physics June 2003, Balatonfured, Hungary.

  16. On permutation branes

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    We give a brief review of recent work on rational boundary states associated with gluing automorphisms from the permutation group. We sketch how the construction can be extended to Gepner models and show that there is a D0-brane among the permutation branes on the quintic. (Abstract Copyright [2003], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  17. Primordial spikes from wrapped brane inflation

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    Cosmic inflation driven by branes wrapping the extra dimensions involves Kaluza-Klein (KK) degrees of freedom in addition to the zero-mode position of the brane which plays the role of the inflaton. As the wrapped brane passes by localized sources or features along its inflationary trajectory in the extra dimensional space, the KK modes along the wrapped direction are excited and start to oscillate during inflation. We show that the oscillating KK modes induce parametric resonance for the curvature perturbations, generating sharp signals in the perturbation spectrum. The effective four dimensional picture is a theory where the inflaton couples to the heavy KK modes. The Nambu-Goto action of the brane sources couplings between the inflaton kinetic terms and the KK modes, which trigger significant resonant amplification of the curvature perturbations. We find that the strong resonant effects are localized to narrow wave number ranges, producing spikes in the perturbation spectrum. Investigation of such resonant signals opens up the possibility of probing the extra dimensional space through cosmological observations

  18. Building Cosmological Frozen Stars

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    Kastor, David

    2016-01-01

    Janis-Newman-Winicour (JNW) spacetimes generalize the Schwarzschild solution to include a massless scalar field. Although suffering from naked singularities, they share the `frozen star' features of Schwarzschild black holes. Cosmological versions of the JNW spacetimes were discovered some time ago by Husain, Martinez and Nunez and by Fonarev. Unlike Schwarzschild-deSitter black holes, these solutions are dynamical, and the scarcity of exact solutions for dynamical black holes in cosmological backgrounds motivates their further study. Here we show how the cosmological JNW spacetimes can be built, starting from simpler, static, higher dimensional, vacuum `JNW brane' solutions via two different generalized dimensional reduction schemes that together cover the full range of JNW parameter space. Cosmological versions of a BPS limit of charged dilaton black holes are also known. JNW spacetimes represent a different limiting case of the charged, dilaton black hole family. We expect that understanding this second da...

  19. Conic D-branes

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    Hashimoto, Koji; Murata, Keiju

    2015-01-01

    The shape of D-branes is of fundamental interest in string theory. We find that generically D-branes in trivial spacetime can form a conic shape under external uniform forces. Surprisingly, the apex angle is found to be unique, once the spatial dimensions of the cone is given. In particular it is universal irrespective of the external forces. The quantized angle is reminiscent of Taylor cones of hydrodynamic electrospray. We provide explicit D-brane solutions as well as the mechanism of a force balance on the cone, for D-branes in RR and NSNS flux backgrounds. Critical embedding of probe D-branes in AdS/CFT with electric and magnetic fields is in the same category, for which we give an analytic proof of a power-low spectrum of "turbulent meson condensation."

  20. Cosmological perturbations on the Phantom brane

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    Bag, Satadru; Shtanov, Yuri; Sahni, Varun

    2016-01-01

    We obtain a closed system of equations for scalar perturbations in a multi-component braneworld. Our braneworld possesses a phantom-like equation of state at late times, $w_{\\rm eff} < -1$, but no big-rip future singularity. In addition to matter and radiation, the braneworld possesses a new effective degree of freedom - the 'Weyl fluid' or 'dark radiation'. Setting initial conditions on super-Hubble spatial scales at the epoch of radiation domination, we evolve perturbations of radiation, pressureless matter and the Weyl fluid until the present epoch. We observe a gradual decrease in the amplitude of the Weyl-fluid perturbations after Hubble-radius crossing, which results in a negligible effect of the Weyl fluid on the evolution of matter perturbations on spatial scales relevant for structure formation. Consequently, the quasi-static approximation of Koyama and Maartens provides a good fit to the exact results during the matter-dominated epoch. We find that the late-time growth of density perturbations on...

  1. Black strings from minimal geometric deformation in a variable tension brane-world

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    We study brane-world models with variable brane tension and compute corrections to the horizon of a black string along the extra dimension. The four-dimensional geometry of the black string on the brane is obtained by means of the minimal geometric deformation approach, and the bulk corrections are then encoded in additional terms involving the covariant derivatives of the variable brane tension. Our investigation shows that the variable brane tension strongly affects the shape and evolution of the black string horizon along the extra dimension, at least in a near-brane expansion. In particular, we apply our general analysis to a model motivated by the Eötvös branes, where the variable brane tension is related to the Friedmann–Robertson–Walker brane-world cosmology. We show that for some stages in the evolution of the universe, the black string warped horizon collapses to a point and the black string has correspondingly finite extent along the extra dimension. Furthermore, we show that in the minimal geometric deformation of a black hole on the variable tension brane, the black string has a throat along the extra dimension, whose area tends to zero as time goes to infinity. (paper)

  2. Black strings from minimal geometric deformation in a variable tension brane-world

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    Casadio, R.; Ovalle, J.; da Rocha, Roldão

    2014-02-01

    We study brane-world models with variable brane tension and compute corrections to the horizon of a black string along the extra dimension. The four-dimensional geometry of the black string on the brane is obtained by means of the minimal geometric deformation approach, and the bulk corrections are then encoded in additional terms involving the covariant derivatives of the variable brane tension. Our investigation shows that the variable brane tension strongly affects the shape and evolution of the black string horizon along the extra dimension, at least in a near-brane expansion. In particular, we apply our general analysis to a model motivated by the Eötvös branes, where the variable brane tension is related to the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker brane-world cosmology. We show that for some stages in the evolution of the universe, the black string warped horizon collapses to a point and the black string has correspondingly finite extent along the extra dimension. Furthermore, we show that in the minimal geometric deformation of a black hole on the variable tension brane, the black string has a throat along the extra dimension, whose area tends to zero as time goes to infinity.

  3. Radion stability and induced, on-brane geometries in an effective scalar-tensor theory of gravity

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    Kar, Sayan; SenGupta, Soumitra

    2013-01-01

    About a decade ago, using a specific expansion scheme, effective, on-brane scalar tensor theories of gravity were proposed by Kanno and Soda (Phys.Rev. {\\bf D 66} 083506 ,(2002)) in the context of the warped two brane model of Randall--Sundrum. The inter-related effective theories on both the branes were derived with the space-time dependent radion field playing a crucial role. Taking a re-look at this effective theory, we find cosmological and spherically symmetric, static solutions sourced by a radion--induced, effective stress energy, as well as additional, on-brane matter. The distance between the branes (governed by the time or space dependent radion) is shown to be stable and asymptotically non-zero, thereby setting aside any possibility of brane collisions. It turns out that the inclusion of on-brane matter plays a decisive role in stabilising the radion - a fact which we demonstrate through our solutions.

  4. Fractional Brane State in the Early Universe

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    Chowdhury, B D; Chowdhury, Borun D.; Mathur, Samir D.

    2006-01-01

    In the early Universe matter was crushed to high densities, in a manner similar to that encountered in gravitational collapse to black holes. String theory suggests that the large entropy of black holes can be understood in terms of fractional branes and antibranes. We assume a similar physics for the matter in the early Universe, taking a toroidal compactification and letting branes wrap around the cycles of the torus. We find an equation of state p_i=w_i rho, for which the dynamics can be solved analytically. For black holes, fractionation can lead to non-local quantum gravity effects across length scales of order the horizon radius; similar effects in the early Universe might change our understanding of Cosmology in basic ways.

  5. Graviton and Dark Matter in a Hot Homogenous Isotropic Brane Universe A Relativistic Theory of Gravitation Approach

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    Naboulsi, R

    2003-01-01

    It is shown that in the context of geodetic brane cosmology that the produced gas of gravitons in the RTG could not be just the dark matter which manifests itself as a ``missing energy'' in our universe.

  6. Some Aspects of String Cosmology and the LHC

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    Mavromatos Nick E.

    2012-01-01

    I discuss some (unconventional) aspects of String Cosmology of relevance to super symmetric dark matter searches at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. In particular, I analyse the rôle of time-dependent dilaton fields in relaxing some of the stringent constraints that characterise minimal supersymmetric models in standard cosmology. I also study briefly CPT-violating aspects of brane Universe models with space-time brane defects at early epochs and their potential relevance to the obser...

  7. Branes as BIons

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    Gibbons, G W

    1999-01-01

    A BIon may be defined as a finite energy solution of a non-linear field theory with distributional sources. By contrast a soliton is usually defined to have no sources. I show how harmonic coordinates map the exteriors of the topologically and causally non-trivial spacetimes of extreme p-branes to BIonic solutions of the Einstein equations in a topologically trivial spacetime in which the combined gravitational and matter energy momentum is located on distributional sources. As a consequence the tension of BPS p-branes is classically unrenormalized. The result holds equally for spacetimes with singularities and for those, like the M-5-brane, which are everywhere singularity free.

  8. Branes as BIons

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    Gibbons, G. W.

    1999-05-01

    A BIon may be defined as a finite energy solution of a nonlinear field theory with distributional sources. In contrast, a soliton is usually defined to have no sources. I show how harmonic coordinates map the exteriors of the topologically and causally non-trivial spacetimes of extreme p-branes to BIonic solutions of the Einstein equations in a topologically trivial spacetime in which the combined gravitational and matter energy-momentum is located on distributional sources. As a consequence the tension of BPS p-branes is classically unrenormalized. The result holds equally for spacetimes with singularities and for those, like the M-5-brane, which are everywhere singularity free.

  9. The Kasner brane

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    Roberts, Mark D.

    2015-10-01

    Solutions are found to field equations constructed from the Pauli, Bach and Gauss-Bonnet quadratic tensors to the Kasner and Kasner brane spacetimes in up to five dimensions. A double Kasner space is shown to have a vacuum solution. Brane solutions in which the bulk components of the Einstein tensor vanish are also looked at and for four-branes a solution similar to radiation Robertson-Walker spacetime is found. Matter trapping of a test scalar field and a test perfect fluid are investigated using energy conditions.

  10. Observational constraints on cosmological superstrings

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    Sazhina, Olga S

    2016-01-01

    From the theoretical point of view and not being in contradiction with current observational data, the cosmic strings may have fundamentally different origin and are characterized by wide range of energies. The paper is devoted to the search for possible cosmological observational tests on superstring theory, among them to the identification of observational characteristics to distinguish between cosmological superstring of different types. In the brane-world scenario with an assumption of creation of cosmological superstrings it was obtained the lower limit on the superstring tension as function of its deficit angle.

  11. Self-accelerated brane Universe with warped extra dimension

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    Gorbunov, D S

    2008-01-01

    We propose a cosmological model which exhibits the phenomenon of self-acceleration: the Universe is attracted to the phase of accelerated expansion at late times even in the absence of the cosmological constant. The self-acceleration is inevitable in the sense that it cannot be neutralized by any negative explicit cosmological constant. The model is formulated in the framework of brane-world theories with a warped extra dimension. The key ingredient of the model is the brane-bulk energy transfer which is carried by bulk vector fields with a sigma-model-like boundary condition on the brane. We explicitly find the 5-dimensional metric corresponding to the late-time de Sitter expansion on the brane; this metric describes an AdS_5 black hole with growing mass. The present value of the Hubble parameter implies the scale of new physics of order 1 TeV, where the proposed model has to be replaced by putative UV-completion. The mechanism leading to the self-acceleration has AdS/CFT interpretation as occurring due to s...

  12. Induced cosmological constant in braneworlds with warped internal spaces

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    We investigate the vacuum energy density induced by quantum fluctuations of a bulk scalar field with general curvature coupling parameter on two codimension one parallel branes in a (D + 1)-dimensional background spacetime AdSD1+1 x Σ with a warped internal space Σ. It is assumed that on the branes the field obeys Robin boundary conditions. Using the generalized zeta function technique in combination with contour integral representations, the surface energies on the branes are presented in the form of the sums of single brane and second brane induced parts. For the geometry of a single brane both regions, on the left (L-region) and on the right (R-region), of the brane are considered. The surface densities for separate L- and R-regions contain pole and finite contributions. For an infinitely thin brane taking these regions together, in odd spatial dimensions the pole parts cancel and the total surface energy is finite. The parts in the surface densities generated by the presence of the second brane are finite for all nonzero values of the interbrane separation. The contribution of the Kaluza-Klein modes along Σ is investigated in various limiting cases. It is shown that for large distances between the branes the induced surface densities give rise to an exponentially suppressed cosmological constant on the brane. In the higher dimensional generalization of the Randall-Sundrum braneworld model, for the interbrane distances solving the hierarchy problem, the cosmological constant generated on the visible brane is of the right order of magnitude with the value suggested by the cosmological observations. (author)

  13. Generalised permutation branes

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    We propose a new class of non-factorising D-branes in the product group G x G where the fluxes and metrics on the two factors do not necessarily coincide. They generalise the maximally symmetric permutation branes which are known to exist when the fluxes agree, but break the symmetry down to the diagonal current algebra in the generic case. Evidence for the existence of these branes comes from a lagrangian description for the open string world-sheet and from effective Dirac-Born-Infeld theory. We state the geometry, gauge fields and, in the case of SU(2) x SU(2), tensions and partial results on the open string spectrum. In the latter case the generalised permutation branes provide a natural and complete explanation for the charges predicted by K-theory including their torsion

  14. Thermodynamics of anisotropic branes

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    Ávila, Daniel; Patiño, Leonardo; Trancanelli, Diego

    2016-01-01

    We study the thermodynamics of flavor D7-branes embedded in an anisotropic black brane solution of type IIB supergravity. The flavor branes undergo a phase transition between a `Minkowski embedding', in which they lie outside of the horizon, and a `black hole embedding', in which they fall into the horizon. This transition depends on two independent dimensionless ratios, which are formed out of the black hole temperature, its anisotropy parameter, and the mass of the flavor degrees of freedom. It happens either at a critical temperature or at a critical anisotropy. A general lesson we learn from this analysis is that the anisotropy, in this particular realization, induces similar effects as the temperature. In particular, increasing the anisotropy bends the branes more and more into the horizon. Moreover, we observe that the transition becomes smoother for higher anisotropies.

  15. Non-extremal branes

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    Pablo Bueno

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available We prove that for arbitrary black brane solutions of generic Supergravities there is an adapted system of variables in which the equations of motion are exactly invariant under electric–magnetic duality, i.e. the interchange of a given extended object by its electromagnetic dual. We obtain thus a procedure to automatically construct the electromagnetic dual of a given brane without needing to solve any further equation. We apply this procedure to construct the non-extremal (p,q-string of Type-IIB String Theory (new in the literature, explicitly showing how the dual (p,q-five-brane automatically arises in this construction. In addition, we prove that the system of variables used is suitable for a generic characterization of every double-extremal Supergravity brane solution, which we perform in full generality.

  16. Anomalies, Branes, and Currents

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    Cheung, Yeuk-Kwan E.; Yin, Zheng

    1997-01-01

    When a D-brane wraps around a cycle of a curved manifold, the twisting of its normal bundle can induce chiral asymmetry in its worldvolume theory. We obtain the general form of the resulting anomalies for D-branes and their intersections. They are not cancelled among themselves, and the standard inflow mechanism does not apply at first sight because of their apparent lack of factorizability and the apparent vanishing of the corresponding inflow. We show however after taking into consideration...

  17. Saltatory relaxation of the cosmological constant

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    We modify and extend an earlier proposal by Brown and Teitelboim to relax the effective cosmological term by nucleation of branes coupled to a three-index gauge potential. Microscopic considerations from string/M-theory suggest two major innovations in the framework. First, the dependence of brane properties on the compactification of extra dimensions may generate a very small quantized unit for jumps in the effective cosmological term. Second, internal degrees of freedom for multiply coincident branes may enhance tunneling rates by exponentially large density of states factors. These new features essentially alter the relaxation dynamics. By requiring stability on the scale of the lifetime of the universe, rather than absolute stability, we derive a non-trivial relation between the supersymmetry breaking scale and the value of the cosmological term. It is plausibly, though not certainly, satisfied in Nature

  18. Conformally invariant braneworld and the cosmological constant

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    A six-dimensional braneworld scenario based on a model describing the interaction of gravity, gauge fields and 3+1 branes in a conformally invariant way is described. The action of the model is defined using a measure of integration built of degrees of freedom independent of the metric. There is no need to fine tune any bulk cosmological constant or the tension of the two (in the scenario described here) parallel branes to obtain zero cosmological constant, the only solutions are those with zero 4D cosmological constant. The two extra dimensions are compactified in a 'football' fashion and the branes lie on the two opposite poles of the compact 'football-shaped' sphere

  19. Wave Function of a Brane-like Universe

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    Davidson, A; Lederer, Y; Davidson, Aharon; Karasik, David; Lederer, Yoav

    1999-01-01

    Within the mini-superspace model, brane-like cosmology means performing the variation with respect to the embedding (Minkowski) time $\\tau$ before fixing the cosmic (Einstein) time $t$. The departure from Einstein limit is parameterized by the 'energy' conjugate to $\\tau$, and characterized by a classically disconnected Embryonic epoch. In contrast with canonical quantum gravity, the wave-function of the brane-like Universe is (i) $\\tau$-dependent, and (ii) vanishes at the Big Bang. Hartle-Hawking and Linde proposals dictate discrete 'energy' levels, whereas Vilenkin proposal resembles $\\alpha$-particle disintegration.

  20. Dielectric-branes

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    Myers, R C

    1999-01-01

    We extend the usual world-volume action for a Dp-brane to the case of N coincident Dp-branes where the world-volume theory involves a U(N) gauge theory. The guiding principle in our construction is that the action should be consistent with the familiar rules of T-duality. The resulting action involves a variety of potential terms, i.e., nonderivative interactions, for the nonabelian scalar fields. This action also shows that Dp-branes naturally couple to RR potentials of all form degrees, including both larger and smaller than p+1. We consider the dynamics resulting from this action for Dp-branes moving in nontrivial background fields, and illustrate how the Dp-branes are ``polarized'' by external fields. In a simple example, we show that a system of D0-branes in an external RR four-form field expands into a noncommutative two-sphere, which is interpreted as the formation of a spherical D2-D0 bound state.

  1. Born-Infeld extension of Lovelock brane gravity in the system of M0-branes and its application for the emergence of Pauli exclusion principle in BIonic superconductors

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    Sepehri, Alireza

    2016-07-01

    Recently, some authors (Cruz and Rojas, 2013 [1]) have constructed a Born-Infeld type action which may be written in terms of the Lovelock brane Lagrangians for a given dimension p. We reconsider their model in M-theory and study the process of birth and growth of nonlinear spinor and bosonic gravity during the construction of Mp-branes. Then, by application of this idea to BIonic system, we construct a BIonic superconductor in the background of nonlinear gravity. In this model, first, M0-branes link to each other and build an M5-brane and an anti-M5-brane connected by an M2-brane. M0-branes are zero dimensional objects that only scalars are attached to them. By constructing higher dimensional branes from M0-branes, gauge fields are produced. Also, if M0-branes don't link to each other completely, the symmetry of system is broken and fermions are created. The curvature produced by fermions has the opposite sign the curvature produced by gauge fields. Fermions on M5-branes and M2 plays the role of bridge between them. By passing time, M2 dissolves in M5's and nonlinear bosonic and spinor gravities are produced. By closing M5-branes towards each other, coupling of two identical fermions on two branes to each other causes that the square mass of their system becomes negative and some tachyonic states are created. For removing these tachyons, M5-branes compact, the sign of gravity between branes reverses, anti-gravity is produced which causes that branes and identical fermions get away from each other. This is the reason for the emergence of Pauli exclusion principle in Bionic system. Also, the spinor gravity vanishes and its energy builds a new M2 between M5-branes. We obtain the resistivity in this system and find that its value decreases by closing M5 branes to each other and shrinks to zero at colliding point of branes. This idea has different applications. For example, in cosmology, universes are located on M5-branes and M2-brane has the role of bridge between

  2. Gauge groups from brane-anti-brane systems at angles

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    We discuss a system formed by two pairs of brane-anti-brane that form an arbitrary angle in a plane. We identify the gauge groups from this system which presumably could be used to construct gauge theories. (author)

  3. Gauge groups from brane-anti-brane systems at angles

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    Vancea, I.V. [Instituto de Fisica Teorica (IFT), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2001-07-01

    We discuss a system formed by two pairs of brane-anti-brane that form an arbitrary angle in a plane. We identify the gauge groups from this system which presumably could be used to construct gauge theories. (author)

  4. Gauge groups from brane-anti-brane systems at angles

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    Vancea, I. V.

    2001-04-01

    We discuss a system formed by two pairs of brane-anti-brane that form an arbitrary angle in a plane. We identify the gauge groups from this system which presumably could be used to construct gauge theories...

  5. Black Strings from Minimal Geometric Deformation in a Variable Tension Brane-World

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    Casadio, Roberto; da Rocha, Roldao

    2013-01-01

    We study brane-world models with variable brane tension and compute corrections to the horizon of a black string along the extra dimension. The four-dimensional geometry of the black string on the brane is obtained by means of the minimal geometric deformation approach, and the bulk corrections are then encoded in additional terms involving the covariant derivatives of the variable brane tension. Our investigation shows that the variable brane tension strongly affects the shape and evolution of the black string horizon along the extra dimension, at least in a near-brane expansion. In particular, we apply our general analysis to a model motivated by the E\\"otv\\"os branes, where the variable brane tension is related to the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker brane-world cosmology. We show that for some stages in the evolution of the universe, the black string warped horizon collapses to a point and the black string has correspondingly finite extent along the extra dimension. Furthermore, we show that in the minimal geom...

  6. Brane Tilings, M2-branes and Orbifolds

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    Davey, John

    2011-01-01

    Brane Tilings represent one of the largest classes of superconformal theories with known gravity duals in 3+1 and also 2+1 dimensions. They provide a useful link between a large class of quiver gauge theories and their moduli spaces, which are the toric Calabi-Yau (CY) singularities. This thesis includes a discussion of an algorithm that can be used to generate all brane tilings with any given number of superpotential terms. All tilings with at most 8 superpotential terms have been generated using an implementation of this method. Orbifolds are a subject of central importance in string theory. It is widely known that there may be two or more orbifolds of a space by a finite group. Abelian Calabi-Yau orbifolds of the form $\\BC^3 / \\Gamma$ can be counted according to the size of the group $|\\Gamma|$. Three methods of counting these orbifolds will be given. A brane tiling together with a set of Chern Simons levels is sufficient to define a quiver Chern-Simons theory which describes the worldvolume theory of the ...

  7. Rotating Brane World Black Holes

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    Modgil, Moninder Singh; Panda, Sukanta; Sengupta, Gautam

    2001-01-01

    A five dimensional rotating black string in a Randall-Sundrum brane world is considered. The black string intercepts the three brane in a four dimensional rotating black hole. The geodesic equations and the asymptotics in this background are discussed.

  8. Hybrid metric-Palatini brane system

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    Fu, Qi-Ming; Liu, Yu-Xiao

    2016-01-01

    It is known that the metric and Palatini formalisms of gravity theories have their own interesting features but also suffer from some different drawbacks. Recently, a novel gravity theory called hybrid metric-Palatini gravity was put forward to cure or improve their individual deficiencies. The action of this gravity theory is a hybrid combination of the usual Einstein-Hilbert action and a $f(\\mathcal{R})$ term constructed by the Palatini formalism. Interestingly, it seems that the existence of a light and long-range scalar field in this gravity may modify the cosmological and galactic dynamics without conflicting with the laboratory and Solar System tests. In this paper we focus on the tensor perturbation of thick branes in this novel gravity theory. We consider two models as examples, namely, the thick branes constructed by a background scalar field and by pure gravity. The thick branes in both models have no inner structure. However, the graviton zero mode in the first model has inner structure when the pa...

  9. Brane Webs and Random Processes

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    Iqbal, Amer; Shabbir, Khurram; Shehper, Muhammad A

    2015-01-01

    We study $(p,q)$ 5-brane webs dual to certain $N$ M5-brane configurations and show that the partition function of these brane webs gives rise to cylindric Schur process with period $N$. This generalizes the previously studied case of period $1$. We also show that open string amplitudes corresponding to these brane webs are captured by the generating function of cylindric plane partitions with profile determined by the boundary conditions imposed on the open string amplitudes.

  10. Localized gravity on FRW branes

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    Singh, Parampreet; Dadhich, Naresh

    2002-01-01

    We study the system of Schwarzschild anti de Sitter (S-AdS) bulk and FRW brane for localization of gravity; i.e. zero mass gravitons having ground state on the brane, and thereby recovering the Einstein gravity with high energy correction. It has been known that gravity is not localized on AdS brane with AdS bulk. We prove the general result that gravity is not localized for dynamic branes whenever Lambda_4 0 and black h...

  11. Brane webs and random processes

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    Iqbal, Amer; Qureshi, Babar A.; Shabbir, Khurram; Shehper, Muhammad A.

    2015-11-01

    We study (p, q) 5-brane webs dual to certain N M5-brane configurations and show that the partition function of these brane webs gives rise to cylindric Schur process with period N. This generalizes the previously studied case of period 1. We also show that open string amplitudes corresponding to these brane webs are captured by the generating function of cylindric plane partitions with profile determined by the boundary conditions imposed on the open string amplitudes.

  12. Higgsing M2-brane Theories

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    Davey, John; Mekareeya, Noppadol; Torri, Giuseppe

    2009-01-01

    Connections between different M2-brane theories are established via the Higgs mechanism, which can be most efficiently studied on brane tilings. This leads to several M2-brane models, with brane tilings or Chern-Simons levels which have not been considered so far. The moduli spaces of these models are identified and examined in detail. The toric diagrams are constructed using Kasteleyn matrices and the forward algorithm.

  13. A stringy alternative to inflation: The cosmological slingshot scenario

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    We propose a cosmological model where the universe is a probe brane moving in a warped throat on a Calabi-Yau space. A non-zero angular momentum in transverse space results in a turning point in the probe brane trajectory, and leads to a bouncing cosmology as experienced by an observer living on the brane, with a decelerated contraction followed by an accelerating expansion and with no cosmic singularity. Although the number of e-foldings is low (less than 2), standard cosmological problems are solved in our model. Moreover, due to the non-zero angular momentum of the brane, there is no bing-bang singularity. Finally, density perturbations are calculated in the model and the result is a flat spectrum with spectral index n ∼ 1 and slightly red-shifted in compatibility with WMAP data. (author)

  14. Visible branes with negative tension in heterotic M-theory

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    It is shown that there exist large classes of BPS vacua in heterotic M-theory which have negative tension on the visible orbifold plane, positive tension on the hidden plane and positive tension, physical five-branes in the bulk space. Explicit examples of such vacua are presented. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that the ratio, β/ vertical bar α vertical bar, of the bulk five-brane tension to the visible plane tension can, for several large classes of such vacua, be made arbitrarily small. Hence, it is straightforward to find vacua with the properties required in the examples of the Ekpyrotic theory of cosmology - a visible brane with negative tension and β/ vertical bar α vertical bar small. This contradicts recent claims in the literature. (author)

  15. Infra-red modification of gravity from asymmetric branes

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    We consider a single Minkowski brane sandwiched in between two copies of anti-de Sitter space. We allow the bulk Planck mass and cosmological constant to differ on either side of the brane. Linearized perturbations about this background reveal that gravity can be modified in the infra-red. At intermediate scales, the braneworld propagator mimics four-dimensional GR in that it has the correct momentum dependence. However, it has the wrong tensor structure. Beyond a source dependent scale, we show that quadratic brane bending contributions become important, and conspire to correct the tensor structure of the propagator. We argue that even higher order terms can consistently be ignored up to very high energies, and suggest that there is no problem with strong coupling. We also consider scalar and vector perturbations in the bulk, checking for scalar ghosts

  16. Closed string brane-like states, brane bound states and noncommutative branes

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    We study the mass and different RR charge distributions of the BPS (p,p-2)-brane bound states in the closed string brane-like σ-model. We show that such brane bound states can be realized by introducing a constant B field in the closed string theory. In addition we show that the worldvolume coordinates of these brane bound states turn out to be noncommutative. (author)

  17. Branes, Charge and Intersections

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    Marolf, D M

    2001-01-01

    This is a brief summary of lectures given at the Fourth Mexican School on Gravitation and Mathematical Physics. The lectures gave an introduction to branes in eleven-dimensional supergravity and in type IIA supergravities in ten-dimensions. Charge conservation and the role of the so-called `Chern-Simons terms' were emphasized. Known exact solutions were discussed and used to provide insight into the question `Why don't fundamental strings fall off of D-branes,' which is often asked by relativists. The following is a brief overview of the lectures with an associated guide to the literature.

  18. Holonomy from wrapped branes

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    Hernandez, Rafael [Institut de Physique, Universite de Neuchatel, Breguet 1, CH-2000 Neuchatel (Switzerland); Sfetsos, Konstadinos [Department of Engineering Sciences, University of Patras, 26110 Patras (Greece)

    2003-06-21

    Compactifications of M-theory on manifolds with reduced holonomy arise as the local 11-dimensional description of D6-branes wrapped on supersymmetric cycles in manifolds of lower dimension with a different holonomy group. Whenever the isometry group SU(2) is present, eight-dimensional gauged supergravity is a natural arena for such investigations. In this paper, we use this approach and review the 11-dimensional description of D6-branes wrapped on coassociative 4-cycles, on deformed 3-cycles inside Calabi-Yau threefolds and on Kaehler 4-cycles.

  19. Branes, Charge and Intersections

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    Marolf, Donald

    2001-01-01

    This is a brief summary of lectures given at the Fourth Mexican School on Gravitation and Mathematical Physics. The lectures gave an introduction to branes in eleven-dimensional supergravity and in type IIA supergravities in ten-dimensions. Charge conservation and the role of the so-called `Chern-Simons terms' were emphasized. Known exact solutions were discussed and used to provide insight into the question `Why don't fundamental strings fall off of D-branes,' which is often asked by relativ...

  20. p-Brane Democracy

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    Townsend, P.K.

    1995-01-01

    The ten or eleven dimensional origin of central charges in the N=4 or N=8 supersymmetry algebra in four dimensions is reviewed: while some have a standard Kaluza-Klein interpretation as momenta in compact dimensions, most arise from $p$-form charges in the higher-dimensional supersymmetry algebra that are carried by $p$-brane `solitons'. Although $p=1$ is singled out by superstring perturbation theory, U-duality of N=8 superstring compactifications implies a complete `$p$-brane democracy' of ...

  1. Singularity-free cosmological solutions in string theories

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    Fabris, J C

    2002-01-01

    Singularity-free cosmological solutions may be obtained from the string action at tree level if the dimension of the space-time is greater than 10 and if brane configurations are taken into account. The behaviour of the dilaton field in this case is also regular. Asymptotically a radiative phase is attained indicating a smooth transition to the standard cosmological model.

  2. A Stringy Alternative to Inflation: The Cosmological Slingshot Scenario

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    Germani, C; Kehagias, A; Germani, Cristiano; Kehagias, Alex

    2006-01-01

    We propose a cosmological model, alternative to the standard inflationary paradigm, where all problems that afflict standard non-inflationary cosmology are naturally solved. In this model, the Universe is a wandering brane moving, with non-zero angular momentum, in a warped throat on a Calabi-Yau space. It is assumed that mirage effects drive the cosmic evolution at early time. The result is a bouncing cosmology without cosmic singularity as experienced by an observer living on the brane. Density perturbations are calculated in our model and we find a slightly red spectral index, in compatibility with WMAP data.

  3. Tensor Perturbations from Brane-World Inflation with Curvature Effects

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    Bouhmadi-Lopez, Mariam; Izumi, Keisuke; Chen, Pisin

    2013-01-01

    The brane-world scenario provides an intriguing possibility to explore the phenomenological cosmology implied by string/M theory. In this paper, we consider a modified Randall-Sundrum single brane model with two natural generalizations: a Gauss-Bonnet term in the five-dimensional bulk action as well as an induced gravity term in the four-dimensional brane action, which are the leading-order corrections to the Randall-Sundrum model. We study the influence of these combined effects on the evolution of the primordial gravitational waves generated during an extreme slow-roll inflation on the brane. The background, for the early inflationary era, is then modeled through a de Sitter brane embedded within an anti-de Sitter bulk. In this framework, we show that both effects tend to suppress the Randall-Sundrum enhancement of the amplitude of the tensor perturbations at relatively high energies. Moreover, the Gauss-Bonnet effect, relative to standard general relativity, will abruptly enhance the tensor-to-scalar ratio...

  4. Brane polarization is no cure for tachyons

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    Bena, Iosif

    2015-01-01

    Anti-M2 and anti-D3 branes placed in regions with charges dissolved in fluxes have a tachyon in their near-horizon region, which causes these branes to repel each other. If the branes are on the Coulomb branch this tachyon gives rise to a runaway behavior, but when the branes are polarized into five-branes this tachyon only appears to lower the energy of the polarized branes, without affecting its stability. We analyze brane polarization in the presence of a brane-brane-repelling tachyon and show that when the branes are polarized along the direction of the tachyon the polarized shell is unstable. This implies that tachyons cannot be cured by brane polarization and indicates that, at least in a certain regime of parameters, anti-D3 branes polarized into NS5 branes at the bottom of the Klebanov-Strassler solution have an instability.

  5. Exotic Brane Junctions from F-theory

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    Kimura, Tetsuji

    2016-01-01

    Applying string dualities to F-theory, we obtain various $[p,q]$-branes whose constituents are standard branes of codimension two and exotic branes. We construct junctions of the exotic five-branes and their Hanany-Witten transitions associated with those in F-theory. In this procedure, we understand the monodromy of the single $5^2_2$-brane. We also find the objects which are sensitive to the branch cut of the $5^2_2$-brane. Considering the web of branes in the presence of multiple exotic five-branes analogous to the web of five-branes with multiple seven-branes, we obtain novel brane constructions for $SU(2)$ gauge theories with $n$ flavors and their superconformal limit with enhanced $E_{n+1}$ symmetry in five, four, and three dimensions. Hence, adapting the techniques of the seven-branes to the exotic branes, we will be able to construct F-theories in diverse dimensions.

  6. Exotic brane junctions from F-theory

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    Kimura, Tetsuji

    2016-05-01

    Applying string dualities to F-theory, we obtain various [ p, q]-branes whose constituents are standard branes of codimension two and exotic branes. We construct junctions of the exotic five-branes and their Hanany-Witten transitions associated with those in F-theory. In this procedure, we understand the monodromy of the single 5 2 2 -brane. We also find the objects which are sensitive to the branch cut of the 5 2 2 -brane. Considering the web of branes in the presence of multiple exotic five-branes analogous to the web of five-branes with multiple seven-branes, we obtain novel brane constructions for SU(2) gauge theories with n flavors and their superconformal limit with enhanced E n+1 symmetry in five, four, and three dimensions. Hence, adapting the techniques of the seven-branes to the exotic branes, we will be able to construct F-theories in diverse dimensions.

  7. Accelerating universe in $f({\\cal R})$ brane gravity

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    Atazadeh, K.; Farhoudi, M.; Sepangi, H. R.

    2008-01-01

    We study a 5-dimensional $f({\\cal R})$ brane gravity within the framework of scalar-tensor type theories. We show that such a model predicts, for a certain choice of $f({\\cal R})$ and a spatially flat universe, an exponential potential, leading to an accelerated expanding universe driven solely by the curvature of the bulk space. This result is consistent with the observational data in the cosmological scale.

  8. Supersymmetry Projection Rules on Exotic Branes

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    Kimura, Tetsuji

    2016-01-01

    We study the supersymmetry projection rules on exotic branes in type II string theories and M-theory. They justify the validity of the exotic duality between standard branes and exotic branes of codimension two. By virtue of the supersymmetry projection rules on various branes, we can apply the exotic duality to a system which involves multiple non-parallel branes.

  9. Supersymmetric codimension-two branes and U(1)R mediation in 6D gauged supergravity

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    We construct a consistent supersymmetric action for brane chiral and vector multiplets in a six-dimensional chiral gauged supergravity. A nonzero brane tension can be accommodated by allowing for a brane-localized Fayet-Iliopoulos term proportional to the brane tension. When the brane chiral multiplet is charged under the bulk U(1)R, we obtain a nontrivial coupling to the extra component of the U(1)R gauge field strength and a singular scalar self-interaction term. Dimensionally reducing to 4D on a football supersymmetric solution, we discuss the implication of such interactions for obtaining the U(1)R D-term in the 4D effective supergravity. By assuming the bulk gaugino condensates and nonzero brane F- and/or D-term for the uplifting potential, we have all the moduli stabilized with a vanishing cosmological constant. The brane scalar with nonzero R charge then gets a soft mass of order the gravitino mass. The overall sign of the soft mass squared depends on the sign of the R charge as well as whether the brane F- or D-term dominates.

  10. Branes in Gravity's Rainbow

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    Ashour, Amani; Ali, Ahmed Farag; Hammad, Fayçal

    2016-01-01

    In this work, we investigate the thermodynamics of black $p$-branes (BB) in the context of Gravity's Rainbow. We investigate this, first within the framework of rainbow functions that have been proposed by Amelino-Camelia, et el. in \\cite{amerev, AmelinoCamelia:1996pj}, then examine, for the sake of comparison, a couple of other rainbow functions that have also appeared in the literature. We show that, for consistency, Rainbow Gravity imposes a constraint on the minimum mass of the BB, a constraint that we interpret here as implying the existence of a black $p$-brane remnant. This interpretation is supported by the computation of the black $p$-brane's heat capacity that shows that the latter vanishes when the Schwarzschild radius takes on a value that is bigger than its extremal limit. We found that the same conclusion is reached for the third version of rainbow functions treated here but not with the second one for which only standard black $p$-brane thermodynamics is recovered.

  11. Dirac Branes, Characteristic Currents and Anomaly Cancellations in 5-Branes

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    Lechner, K; Lechner, Kurt; Marchetti, Pieralberto

    2001-01-01

    The aim of this note is to discuss, in a somewhat informal language, the cancellation of anomalies (in topologically trivial space-time) for 5-branes using as "building blocks": i) a generalization to p-branes of the Dirac strings of monopoles (Dirac branes) and a refinement of this idea involving a geometric regularization of Dirac branes, leading to the formalism of "characteristic currents" ii) the PST formalism . As an example of the potentiality of the developed framework we discuss in some detail the anomaly cancellation in the D=10 effective theory of heterotic string and 5-brane coupled to supergravity, where the anomaly inflow is automatically generated. Some remarks are also made on a similar approach to the problem of anomaly cancellation in the effective theory of M5-brane coupled to D=11 supergravity, developed in collaboration with M.Tonin, where however still as open problem remains a Dirac anomaly.

  12. YM on the dielectric brane: a D0-brane tale

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    In this letter we present a derivation, from the D0-brane picture, of the background monopole field and in general of the full dynamics of the Yang-Mills theory on the dielectric D2-brane of Myers. To do this we study the large N limit of the fuzzy sphere relevant to the dielectric solution. In contrast to the usual interpretation where the commutative D2-brane picture arises directly from the large N limit of the D0-brane picture, we find that a residual non-commutativity must be preserved in order to make the connection by means of the Seiberg-Witten map

  13. A Positive Cosmological Constant in String Theory Through Ads/CFT Wormholes

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    McInnes, B

    2001-01-01

    There are two important examples of physical systems which violate the strong energy condition : Universes (like, it would seem, our own) with a positive cosmological constant, and wormholes. We suggest that a positive cosmological constant can be reconciled with string theory by considering wormholes in string backgrounds. This is argued in two directions : first, we show that brane-worlds with positive cosmological constants give rise to bulk singularities which are best resolved by embedding the brane-world in an AdS/CFT wormhole; and second, for the simplest kind of wormhole in an asymptotically AdS space, we show that the IR stability of the matter needed to keep the wormhole open requires the presence of a brane-world. UV stability conditions then forbid a negative cosmological constant on the brane-world.

  14. Matrix factorisations and permutation branes

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    The description of B-type D-branes on a tensor product of two N = 2 minimal models in terms of matrix factorisations is related to the boundary state description in conformal field theory. As an application we show that the D0- and D2-brane for a number of Gepner models are described by permutation boundary states. In some cases (including the quintic) the images of the D2-brane under the Gepner monodromy generate the full charge lattice

  15. Curved branes with regular support

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    Antoniadis, Ignatios; Klaoudatou, Ifigeneia

    2016-01-01

    We study spacetime singularities in a general five-dimensional braneworld with curved branes satisfying four-dimensional maximal symmetry. The bulk is supported by an analog of perfect fluid with the time replaced by the extra coordinate. We show that contrary to the existence of finite distance singularities from the brane location in any solution with flat (Minkowski) branes, in the case of curved branes there are singularity-free solutions for a range of equations of state compatible with the null energy condition.

  16. More Ricci-flat branes

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    Figueroa-O'Farrill, J M

    1999-01-01

    Certain supergravity solutions (including domain walls and the magnetic fivebrane) have recently been generalised by Brecher and Perry by relaxing the condition that the brane worldvolume be flat. In this way they obtain examples in which the brane worldvolume is a static spacetime admitting parallel spinors. In this note we simply point out that the restriction to static spacetimes is unnecessary, and in this way exhibit solutions where the brane worldvolume is an indecomposable Ricci-flat lorentzian manifold admitting parallel spinors. We discuss more Ricci-flat fivebranes and domain walls, as well as new Ricci-flat D3-branes.

  17. Heterotic Brane Gas Inflation

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    Shuhmaher, N; Brandenberger, Robert; Shuhmaher, Natalia

    2006-01-01

    We propose a new way of obtaining slow-roll inflation in the context of higher dimensional models motivated by string and M theory. In our model, all extra spatial dimensions are orbifolded. The initial conditions are taken to be a hot dense bulk brane gas which drives an initial phase of isotropic bulk expansion. This phase ends when a weak potential between the orbifold fixed planes begins to dominate. For a wide class of potentials, a period during which the bulk dimensions decrease sufficiently slowly to lead to slow-roll inflation of the three dimensions parallel to the orbifold fixed planes will result. Once the separation between the orbifold fixed planes becomes of the string scale, a repulsive potential due to string effects takes over and leads to a stabilization of the radion modes. The conversion of bulk branes into radiation during the phase of bulk contraction leads to reheating.

  18. Wrapped branes as qubits.

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    Borsten, L; Dahanayake, D; Duff, M J; Ebrahim, H; Rubens, W

    2008-06-27

    Recent work has established a correspondence between the tripartite entanglement measure of three qubits and the macroscopic entropy of the four-dimensional 8-charge STU black hole of supergravity. Here we consider the configurations of intersecting D3-branes, whose wrapping around the six compact dimensions T6 provides the microscopic string-theoretic interpretation of the charges, and associate the three-qubit basis vectors |ABC>, (A, B, C=0 or 1) with the corresponding 8 wrapping cycles. In particular, we relate a well-known fact of quantum information theory, that the most general real three-qubit state can be parameterized by four real numbers and an angle, to a well-known fact of string theory, that the most general STU black hole can be described by four D3-branes intersecting at an angle. PMID:18643650

  19. Brane-antibrane democracy

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    We suggest a duality-invariant formula for the entropy and temperature of nonextreme black holes in supersymmetric string theory. The entropy is given in terms of the duality-invariant parameter of the deviation from extremality and 56 SU(8) covariant central charges. It interpolates between the entropies of Schwarzschild solution and extremal solutions with various amount of unbroken supersymmetries, and therefore, serves for classification of black holes in supersymmetric string theories. We introduce the second auxiliary 56 via an E(7) symmetric constraint. The symmetric and antisymmetric combinations of these two multiplets are related via moduli to the corresponding two fundamental representations of E(7): brane and antibrane open-quote open-quote numbers.close-quote close-quote Using the CPT as well as C symmetry of the entropy formula and duality one can explain the mysterious simplicity of the nonextreme black hole area formula in terms of branes and antibranes. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society

  20. Global structure of Deffayet (Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati) cosmologies

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    We detail the global structure of the five-dimensional bulk for the cosmological evolution of Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati brane worlds. The picture articulated here provides a framework and intuition for understanding how metric perturbations leave (and possibly reenter) the brane universe. A bulk observer sees the brane world as a relativistically expanding bubble, viewed either from the interior (in the case of the Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker phase) or the exterior (the self-accelerating phase). Shortcuts through the bulk in the first phase can lead to an apparent brane causality violation and provide an opportunity for the evasion of the horizon problem found in conventional four-dimensional cosmologies. Features of the global geometry in the latter phase anticipate a depletion of power for linear metric perturbations on large scales

  1. Branes as BIons

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    Gibbons, G. W.

    1998-01-01

    A BIon may be defined as a finite energy solution of a non-linear field theory with distributional sources. By contrast a soliton is usually defined to have no sources. I show how harmonic coordinates map the exteriors of the topologically and causally non-trivial spacetimes of extreme p-branes to BIonic solutions of the Einstein equations in a topologically trivial spacetime in which the combined gravitational and matter energy momentum is located on distributional sources. As a consequence ...

  2. Black branes as piezoelectrics.

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    Armas, Jay; Gath, Jakob; Obers, Niels A

    2012-12-14

    We find a realization of linear electroelasticity theory in gravitational physics by uncovering a new response coefficient of charged black branes, exhibiting their piezoelectric behavior. Taking charged dilatonic black strings as an example and using the blackfold approach we measure their elastic and piezolectric moduli. We also use our results to draw predictions about the equilibrium condition of charged dilatonic black rings in dimensions higher than six. PMID:23368298

  3. Branes in supergorups

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    Creutzig, Thomas

    2009-06-15

    In this thesis we initiate a systematic study of branes in Wess-Zumino-Novikov-Witten models with Lie supergroup target space. We start by showing that a branes' worldvolume is a twisted superconjugacy class and construct the action of the boundary WZNW model. Then we consider symplectic fermions and give a complete description of boundary states including twisted sectors. Further we show that the GL(1 vertical stroke 1) WZNW model is equivalent to symplectic fermions plus two scalars. We then consider the GL(1 vertical stroke 1) boundary theory. Twisted and untwisted Cardy boundary states are constructed explicitly and their amplitudes are computed. In the twisted case we find a perturbative formulation of the model. For this purpose the introduction of an additional fermionic boundary degree of freedom is necessary. We compute all bulk one-point functions, bulk-boundary two-point functions and boundary three-point functions. Logarithmic singularities appear in bulk-boundary as well as pure boundary correlation functions. Finally we turn to world-sheet and target space supersymmetric models. There is N=2 superconformal symmetry in many supercosets and also in certain supergroups. In the supergroup case we find some branes that preserve the topological A-twist and some that preserve the B-twist. (orig.)

  4. Branes in supergroups

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    In this thesis we initiate a systematic study of branes in Wess-Zumino-Novikov-Witten models with Lie supergroup target space. We start by showing that a branes' worldvolume is a twisted superconjugacy class and construct the action of the boundary WZNW model. Then we consider symplectic fermions and give a complete description of boundary states including twisted sectors. Further we show that the GL(1 vertical stroke 1) WZNW model is equivalent to symplectic fermions plus two scalars. We then consider the GL(1 vertical stroke 1) boundary theory. Twisted and untwisted Cardy boundary states are constructed explicitly and their amplitudes are computed. In the twisted case we find a perturbative formulation of the model. For this purpose the introduction of an additional fermionic boundary degree of freedom is necessary. We compute all bulk one-point functions, bulk-boundary two-point functions and boundary three-point functions. Logarithmic singularities appear in bulk-boundary as well as pure boundary correlation functions. Finally we turn to world-sheet and target space supersymmetric models. There is N=2 superconformal symmetry in many supercosets and also in certain supergroups. In the supergroup case we find some branes that preserve the topological A-twist and some that preserve the B-twist. (orig.)

  5. Gravitational resonances on f(R)-brane

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    Yu, Hao; Gu, Bao-Min [Lanzhou University, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Lanzhou (China); Zhong, Yuan [Lanzhou University, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Lanzhou (China); Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, IFAE, Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain); Liu, Yu-Xiao [Lanzhou University, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Lanzhou (China); Lanzhou University, Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of the MoE, Lanzhou (China)

    2016-04-15

    In this paper, we investigate various f(R)-brane models and compare their gravitational resonance structures with the corresponding general relativity (GR)-branes. Starting from some known GR-brane solutions, we derive thick f(R)-brane solutions such that the metric, scalar field, and scalar potential coincide with those of the corresponding GR-branes.We find that for the branes generated by a single or several canonical scalar fields, there is no obvious distinction between the GR-branes and the corresponding f(R)-branes in terms of gravitational resonance structure. Then we discuss the branes generated by a K-field. In this case, there could exist huge differences between GR-branes and f(R)-branes. (orig.)

  6. Probing bound states of D-branes

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    Lifschytz, G

    1996-01-01

    A zero-brane is used to probe non-threshold BPS bound states of ($p$, $p+2$,$p+4$)-branes. At long distances the stringy calculation agrees with the supergravity calculations. The supergravity description is given, using the interpretation of the $D=8$ dyonic membrane as the bound state of a two-brane inside a four-brane. We investigate the short distance structure of these bound states, compute the phase shift of the scattered zero-brane and find the bound states characteristic size. It is found that there should be a supersymmetric solution of type IIa supergravity, describing a bound state of a zero-brane and two orthogonal two-brane, all inside a four-brane , with an additional unbound zero-brane. We comment on the relationship between $p$-branes and $(p-2)$-branes.

  7. D3-branes in NS5-branes backgrounds

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    Ribault, S

    2003-01-01

    We study D3-branes in an NS5-branes background defined by an arbitrary 4d harmonic function. Using a gauge-invariant formulation of Born-Infeld dynamics as well as the supersymmetry condition, we find the general solution for the $\\omega$-field. We propose an interpretation in terms of the Myers effect.

  8. D3-branes in NS5-brane backgrounds

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    We study D3-branes in an NS5-branes background defined by an arbitrary 4d harmonic function. Using a gauge-invariant formulation of Born-Infeld dynamics as well as the supersymmetry condition, we find the general solution for the ω-field. We propose an interpretation in terms of the Myers effect. (author)

  9. On asymptotic behavior of anisotropic branes with induced gravity inspired by L(R) term

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    The DGP brane-world scenario provides the accelerated expansion of the universe at late-time by large-distance modification of general relativity without any need for dark energy. Using the method in reference [33], we investigate the asymptotic behavior of homogeneous and anisotropic cosmologies on a generalization of DGP scenario where the effective theory of gravity induced on the brane is given by a L(R) term. We show that for a constant induced curvature term on the brane all Bianchi models except type IX isotropize, like general relativity, if the effective energy density and Eab term satisfy some energy conditions. Finally, we compare the result of the model with the result of anisotropic DGP branes and general relativity

  10. Non-singular twisted s-branes from rotating branes

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    We show that rotating p-brane solutions admit an analytical continuation to become twisted Sp-branes. Although a rotating p-brane has a naked singularity for large angular momenta, the corresponding S-brane configuration is regular everywhere and exhibits a smooth bounce between two phases of Minkowski spacetime. If the foliating hyperbolic space of the transverse space is of even dimension, such as for the twisted SM5-brane, then for an appropriate choice of parameters the solution smoothly flows from a warped product of two-dimensional de Sitter spacetime, five-dimensional Euclidean space and a hyperbolic 4-space in the infinite past to Minkowski spacetime in the infinite future. We also show that non-singular S-Kerr solutions can arise from higher-dimensional Kerr black holes, so long as all (all but one) angular momenta are non-vanishing for even (odd) dimensions. (author)

  11. Supersymmetric codimension-two branes and U(1)_R mediation in 6D gauged supergravity

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    Lee, Hyun Min

    2008-01-01

    We construct a consistent supersymmetric action for brane chiral and vector multiplets in a six-dimensional chiral gauged supergravity. A nonzero brane tension can be accommodated by allowing for a brane-localized Fayet-Iliopoulos term proportional to the brane tension. When the brane chiral multiplet is charged under the bulk U(1)_R, we obtain a nontrivial coupling to the extra component of the U(1)_R gauge field strength as well as a singular scalar self-interaction term. Dimensionally reducing to 4D on a football supersymmetric solution, we discuss the implication of such interactions for obtaining the U(1)_R D-term in the 4D effective supergravity. By assuming the bulk gaugino condensates as well as nonzero brane F- and/or D-term for the uplifting potential, we have all the moduli stabilized with a vanishing cosmological constant. The brane scalar with nonzero R charge then gets a soft mass of order the gravitino mass. The overall sign of the soft mass squared depends on the sign of the R charge as well a...

  12. A Non-minimally Coupled Quintom Dark Energy Model on the Warped DGP Brane

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    Nozari, Kourosh; Azizi, Tahereh; Behrouz, Noushin

    2008-01-01

    We study dynamics of equation of state parameter for a non-minimally coupled quintom dark energy component on the warped DGP brane. We investigate crossing of the cosmological constant line in this scenario. This crossing occurs in both DGP$^{\\pm}$ branches of the model.

  13. D-branes at del Pezzo singularities: global embedding and moduli stabilisation

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    Cicoli, Michele; Krippendorf, Sven; Mayrhofer, Christoph; Quevedo, Fernando; Valandro, Roberto

    2012-09-01

    In the context of type IIB string theory we combine moduli stabilisation and model building on branes at del Pezzo singularities in a fully consistent global compactification. By means of toric geometry, we classify all the Calabi-Yau manifolds with 3 K-theory charges and Freed-Witten anomaly cancellation. We briefly discuss phenomenological and cosmological implications of our models.

  14. Local conservation law and dark radiation in cosmological braneworld

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    Minamitsuji, Masato; Sasaki, Misao

    2003-01-01

    In the context of the Randall-Sundrum (RS) single-brane scenario, we discuss the bulk geometry and dynamics of a cosmological brane in terms of the local energy conservation law which exists for the bulk that allows slicing with a maximally symmetric 3-space. This conservation law enables us to define a local mass in the bulk. We show that there is a unique generalization of the dark radiation on the brane, which is given by the local mass. We find there also exists a conserved current associ...

  15. Deformations of Cosmological Solutions of D=11 Supergravity

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    Deger, Nihat Sadik(Department of Mathematics, Boğaziçi University, Bebek, Istanbul, 34342, Turkey); Kaya, Ali(Department of Physics, Bog̃aziçi University, 34342, Bebek, İstanbul, Turkey)

    2011-01-01

    We study Lunin-Maldacena deformations of cosmological backgrounds of D=11 supergravity which gives an easy way to generate solutions with nonzero 4-form flux starting from solutions of pure Einstein equations which possess at least three U(1) isometries. We illustrate this on the vacuum S-brane solution from which the usual SM2-brane solution is obtained. Applying the method again, one either gets the recently found S-brane system where contribution of the Chern-Simons term to field equations...

  16. Brane Inflation and Defect Formation

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    Davis, A. C.; Brax, P.H.; van de Bruck, C.

    2008-01-01

    Brane inflation and the production of topological defects at the end of the inflationary phase are discussed. After a description of the inflationary setup we discuss the properties of the cosmic strings produced at the end of inflation. Specific examples of brane inflation are described: $D-\\bar D$ inflation, $D3/D7$ inflation and modular inflation

  17. Generalised N=2 permutation branes

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    Generalised permutation branes in products of N = 2 minimal models play an important role in accounting for all RR charges of Gepner models. In this paper an explicit conformal field theory construction of these generalised permutation branes for one simple class of examples is given. We also comment on how this may be generalised to the other cases

  18. Gravity localization on hybrid branes

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    Veras, D. F. S.; Cruz, W. T.; Maluf, R. V.; Almeida, C. A. S.

    2016-03-01

    This work deals with gravity localization on codimension-1 brane worlds engendered by compacton-like kinks, the so-called hybrid branes. In such scenarios, the thin brane behavior is manifested when the extra dimension is outside the compact domain, where the energy density is non-trivial, instead of asymptotically as in the usual thick brane models. The zero mode is trapped in the brane, as required. The massive modes, although not localized in the brane, have important phenomenological implications such as corrections to the Newton's law. We study such corrections in the usual thick domain wall and in the hybrid brane scenarios. By means of suitable numerical methods, we attain the mass spectrum for the graviton and the corresponding wavefunctions. The spectra possess the usual linearly increasing behavior from the Kaluza-Klein theories. Further, we show that the 4D gravitational force is slightly increased at short distances. The first eigenstate contributes highly for the correction to the Newton's law. The subsequent normalized solutions have diminishing contributions. Moreover, we find out that the phenomenology of the hybrid brane is not different from the usual thick domain wall. The use of numerical techniques for solving the equations of the massive modes is useful for matching possible phenomenological measurements in the gravitational law as a probe to warped extra dimensions.

  19. Solution of a braneworld big crunch/big bang cosmology

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    We solve for the cosmological perturbations in a five-dimensional background consisting of two separating or colliding boundary branes, as an expansion in the collision speed V divided by the speed of light c. Our solution permits a detailed check of the validity of four-dimensional effective theory in the vicinity of the event corresponding to the big crunch/big bang singularity. We show that the four-dimensional description fails at the first nontrivial order in (V/c)2. At this order, there is nontrivial mixing of the two relevant four-dimensional perturbation modes (the growing and decaying modes) as the boundary branes move from the narrowly separated limit described by Kaluza-Klein theory to the well-separated limit where gravity is confined to the positive-tension brane. We comment on the cosmological significance of the result and compute other quantities of interest in five-dimensional cosmological scenarios

  20. The M five brane on a torus

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    Berman, D S

    1998-01-01

    The D-3 brane is examined from the point of view of the wrapped M-theory five brane on a torus. In particular, the S-dual versions of the 3-brane are identified as coming from different gauge choices of the auxiliary field that is introduced in the PST description of the five brane world volume theory.

  1. Torus-like Dielectric D2-brane

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    Hyakutake, Yoshifumi

    2001-01-01

    We find new solutions corresponding to torus-like generalization of dielectric D2-brane from the viewpoint of D2-brane action and N D0-branes one. These are meta-stable and would decay to the spherical dielectric D2-brane.

  2. Bouncing Cosmologies and Self-Gravitational Corrections

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    Setare, M.R.(Department of Science, University of Kurdistan, Campus of Bijar, Bijar, Iran)

    2004-01-01

    A four-dimensional timelike brane is considered as the boundary of the $SAdS_{5}$ bulk background. Exploiting the CFT/FRW-cosmology relation, we derive the self-gravitational corrections to the first Friedmann-like equation which is the equation of the brane motion. The additional term that arises due to the semiclassical analysis, can be viewed as stiff matter where the self-gravitational corrections act as the source for it. This result is contrary to standard analysis that regards the char...

  3. Virial mass in DGP cosmology

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    Shahidi, Shahab

    2012-01-01

    In this proposal we study the problem of the virial mass discrepancy in the context of DGP brane gravity. DGP model is a kind of brane-world model such that the corrections to the usual gravity occurred in the large distance limit relative to the distance scale of the model defined as a ratio of the brane Planck scale to the bulk Planck scale. The extra dimension of this model is noncompact. This model is composed with an Einstein-Hilbert action in 5 dimensions plus an induced 4D action guarantees the existence of gravity on the brane. The importance of this model is that it can explain the self-acceleration of our universe without use of any type of dark energy. The virial mass discrepancy is an important problem in cosmology and it can be explained by dark matter. This is due to our various ways in measurement of the mass of the galaxy clusters. One of the ways we can measure the mass of a cluster of galaxies is to measure the galaxy masses and then add them up to obtain the cluster mass. Another way is to ...

  4. Interacting branes, dual branes, and dyonic branes: a unifying lagrangian approach in D dimensions

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    This paper presents a general covariant lagrangian framework for the dynamics of a system of closed n-branes and dual (D-n-4)-branes in D dimensions, interacting with a dynamical (n+1)-form gauge potential. The framework proves sufficiently general to include also a coupling of the branes to (the bosonic sector of) a dynamical supergravity theory. We provide a manifestly Lorentz-invariant and S-duality symmetric Lagrangian, involving the (n+1)-form gauge potential and its dual (D-n-3)-form gauge potential in a symmetric way. The corresponding action depends on generalized Dirac-strings. The requirement of string-independence of the action leads to Dirac-Schwinger quantization conditions for the charges of branes and dual branes, but produces also additional constraints on the possible interactions. It turns out that a system of interacting dyonic branes admits two quantum mechanically inequivalent formulations, involving inequivalent quantization conditions. Asymmetric formulations involving only a single vector potential are also given. For the special cases of dyonic branes in even dimensions known results are easily recovered. As a relevant application of the method we write an effective action which implements the inflow anomaly cancellation mechanism for interacting heterotic strings and five-branes in D=10. A consistent realization of this mechanism requires, in fact, dynamical p-form potentials and a systematic introduction of Dirac-strings. (author)

  5. Topics in brane world and quantum field theory

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    Corradini, Olindo

    In the first part of the thesis we study various issues in the Brane World scenario with particular emphasis on gravity and the cosmological constant problem. First, we study localization of gravity on smooth domain-wall solutions of gravity coupled to a scalar field. In this context we discuss how the aforementioned localization is affected by including higher curvature terms in the theory, pointing out among other things that, general combinations of such terms lead to delocalization of gravity with the only exception of the Gauss-Bonnet combination (and its higher dimensional counterparts). We then find a solitonic 3-brane solution in 6D bulk in the Einstein-Hilbert-Gauss-Bonnet theory of gravity. Near to the brane the metric is that for a product of the 4D flat Minkowski space with a 2D wedge whose deficit angle is proportional to the brane tension. Consistency tests imposed on such backgrounds appear to require the localized matter on the brane to be conformal. We then move onto infinite volume extra dimension Brane World scenarios where we study gravity in a codimension-2 model, generalizing the work of Dvali, Gabadadze and Porrati to tensionful branes. We point out that, in the presence of the bulk Gauss-Bonnet combination, the Einstein-Hilbert term is induced on the brane already at the classical level. Consistency tests are presented here as well. To conclude we discuss, using String Theory, an interesting class of large-N gauge theories which have vanishing energy density even though these theories are non-covariant and non-supersymmetric. In the second part of the thesis we study a formulation of Quantum Mechanical Path Integrals in curved space. Such Path Integrals present superficial divergences which need to be regulated. We perform a three-loop calculation in mode regularization as a nontrivial check of the non-covariant counterterms required by such scheme. We discover that dimensional regularization can be successfully adopted to evaluate the

  6. Heterotic M2-branes

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    Neil Lambert

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available We construct the action for N M2-branes on S1/Z2. The resulting theory has a gauge anomaly but this can be cancelled if the two fixed point planes each support 8 chiral Fermions in the fundamental of U(N. Taking the low energy limit leads to the worldsheet theory of N free heterotic strings whose quantization induces an E8 spacetime gauge symmetry on each fixed point plane. Thus this paper presents a non-abelian worldvolume analogue of the classic Hořava–Witten analysis.

  7. D-Brane Inflation on Conifolds

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    Halyo, E

    2004-01-01

    We describe a model of D--brane inflation on fractional D3 branes transverse to a resolved and deformed conifold. The resolution and the deformation are both necessary for inflation. The fractional branes slowly approach each other along the $S^3$ and separate along the $S^2$ in the base of the conifold. We show that on the brane this corresponds to hybrid inflation. We describe the model also in terms of intersecting branes.

  8. Some Aspects of String Cosmology and the LHC

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    Mavromatos Nick E.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available I discuss some (unconventional aspects of String Cosmology of relevance to super symmetric dark matter searches at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC at CERN. In particular, I analyse the rôle of time-dependent dilaton fields in relaxing some of the stringent constraints that characterise minimal supersymmetric models in standard cosmology. I also study briefly CPT-violating aspects of brane Universe models with space-time brane defects at early epochs and their potential relevance to the observed Baryon Asymmetry.

  9. New class of effective field theories from embedded branes.

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    Goon, Garrett L; Hinterbichler, Kurt; Trodden, Mark

    2011-06-10

    We present a new general class of four-dimensional effective field theories with interesting global symmetry groups. These theories arise from purely gravitational actions for (3+1)-dimensional branes embedded in higher dimensional spaces with induced gravity terms. The simplest example is the well known Galileon theory, with its associated Galilean symmetry, arising as the limit of a DGP brane world. However, we demonstrate that this is a special case of a much wider range of theories, with varying structures, but with the same attractive features such as second order equations. In some circumstances, these new effective field theories allow potentials for the scalar fields on curved space, with small masses protected by nonlinear symmetries. Such models may prove relevant to the cosmology of both the early and late universe. PMID:21770494

  10. Gravity localization on hybrid branes

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    Veras, D F S; Maluf, R V; Almeida, C A S

    2015-01-01

    This work deals with gravity localization on codimension-1 brane worlds engendered by compacton-like kinks, the so-called hybrid branes. In such scenarios, the thin brane behaviour is manifested when the extra dimension is outside the compact domain, where the energy density is non-trivial, instead of asymptotically as in the usual thick brane models. The zero mode is trapped in the brane, as required. The massive modes, although are not localized in the brane, have important phenomenological implications such as corrections to the Newton's law. We study such corrections in the usual thick domain wall and in the hybrid brane scenarios. By means of suitable numerical methods, we attain the mass spectrum for the graviton and the corresponding wavefunctions. The spectra possess the usual linearly increasing behaviour from the Kaluza-Klein theories. Further, we show that the 4D gravitational force is slightly increased at short distances. The first eigenstate contributes highly for the correction to the Newton's ...

  11. Tachyon cosmology with non-vanishing minimum potential: a unified model

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    Li, Huiquan, E-mail: hqli@ustc.edu.cn [Interdisciplinary Center for Theoretical Study, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)

    2012-07-01

    We investigate the tachyon condensation process in the effective theory with non-vanishing minimum potential and its implications to cosmology. It is shown that the tachyon condensation on an unstable three-brane described by this modified tachyon field theory leads to lower-dimensional branes (defects) forming within a stable three-brane. Thus, in the cosmological background, we can get well-behaved tachyon matter after tachyon inflation, (partially) avoiding difficulties encountered in the original tachyon cosmological models. This feature also implies that the tachyon inflated and reheated universe is followed by a Chaplygin gas dark matter and dark energy universe. Hence, such an unstable three-brane behaves quite like our universe, reproducing the key features of the whole evolutionary history of the universe and providing a unified description of inflaton, dark matter and dark energy in a very simple single-scalar field model.

  12. Gravitomagnetism in Brane-Worlds

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    Nayeri, Ali; Reynolds, Adam

    2001-01-01

    In this paper we discuss a physical observable which is drastically different in a brane-world scenario. To date, the Randall-Sundrum model seems to be consistent with all experimental tests of general relativity. Specifically, we examine the so-called gravitomagnetic effect in the context of the Randall-Sundrum (RS) model. This treatment, of course, assumes the recovery of the Kerr metric in brane-worlds which we have found to the first order in the ratio of the brane separation to the radiu...

  13. AdS-Carroll Branes

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    Clark, T E

    2016-01-01

    Coset methods are used to determine the action of a co-dimension one brane (domain wall) embedded in (d+1)-dimensional AdS space in the Carroll limit in which the speed of light goes to zero. The action is invariant under the non-linearly realized symmetries of the AdS-Carroll spacetime. The Nambu-Goldstone field exhibits a static spatial distribution for the brane with a time varying momentum density related to the brane's spatial shape as well as the AdS-C geometry. The AdS-C vector field dual theory is obtained.

  14. Brane Potentials and Moduli Spaces

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    It is shown that the supergravity moduli spaces of D1-D5 and D2-D6 brane systems coincide with those of the Coulomb branches of the associated non-abelian gauge theories. We further discuss situations in which worldvolume brane actions include a potential term generated by probing certain supergravity backgrounds. We find that in many cases, the appearance of the potential is due to the application of the Scherk-Schwarz mechanism. We give some examples and discuss the existence of novel supersymmetric brane configurations. (author)

  15. Exotic branes and nongeometric backgrounds.

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    de Boer, Jan; Shigemori, Masaki

    2010-06-25

    When string or M theory is compactified to lower dimensions, the U-duality symmetry predicts so-called exotic branes whose higher-dimensional origin cannot be explained by the standard string or M-theory branes. We argue that exotic branes can be understood in higher dimensions as nongeometric backgrounds or U folds, and that they are important for the physics of systems which originally contain no exotic charges, since the supertube effect generically produces such exotic charges. We discuss the implications of exotic backgrounds for black hole microstate (non-)geometries. PMID:20867363

  16. Black Diamonds at Brane Junctions

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    Chamblin, Andrew; Csaki, Csaba; Erlich, Joshua; Timothy J. Hollowood

    2000-01-01

    We discuss the properties of black holes in brane-world scenarios where our universe is viewed as a four-dimensional sub-manifold of some higher-dimensional spacetime. We consider in detail such a model where four-dimensional spacetime lies at the junction of several domain walls in a higher dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetime. In this model there may be any number p of infinitely large extra dimensions transverse to the brane-world. We present an exact solution describing a black p-brane wh...

  17. M-theory and E10: Billiards, Branes, and Imaginary Roots

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    Brown, Jeffrey; Ganor, Ori J.; Helfgott, Craig

    2004-01-09

    Eleven dimensional supergravity compactified on $T^10$ admits classical solutions describing what is known as billiard cosmology - a dynamics expressible as an abstract (billiard) ball moving in the 10-dimensional root space of the infinite dimensional Lie algebra E10, occasionally bouncing off walls in that space. Unlike finite dimensional Lie algebras, E10 has negative and zero norm roots, in addition to the positive norm roots. The walls above are related to physical fluxes that, in turn, are related to positive norm roots (called real roots) of E10. We propose that zero and negative norm roots, called imaginary roots, are related to physical branes. Adding 'matter' to the billiard cosmology corresponds to adding potential terms associated to imaginary roots. The, as yet, mysterious relation between E10 and M-theory on $T^10$ can now be expanded as follows: real roots correspond to fluxes or instantons, and imaginary roots correspond to particles and branes (in the cases we checked). Interactions between fluxes and branes and between branes and branes are classified according to the inner product of the corresponding roots (again in the cases we checked). We conclude with a discussion of an effective Hamiltonian description that captures some features of M-theory on $T^10.$

  18. M-brane singularity formation

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    Eggers, Jens; Hoppe, Jens

    2008-01-01

    We derive self-similar string solutions in a graph representation, near the point of singularity formation, which can be shown to extend to point-like singularities on M-branes, as well as to the radially symmetric case.

  19. Solitons on intersecting 3-branes

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    Cottrell, Willam; Pillai, Mohandas

    2014-01-01

    We consider a system consisting of a pair of D3 branes intersecting each other along a line such that half of the 16 supersymmetries are preserved. We then study the existence of magnetic monopole solutions corresponding to a D1-brane suspended between these D3 branes. We consider this problem in the zero slope limit where the tilt of the D3-branes is encoded in the uniform gradient of the adjoint scalar field. Such a system is closely related to the non-abelian flux background considered originally by van Baal. We provide three arguments supporting the existence of a single magnetic monopole solution. We also comment on the relation between our construction and a recent work by Mintun, Polchinski, and Sun.

  20. Fundamental strings and NS5-branes from unstable D-branes in supergravity

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    Lu, J X

    2006-01-01

    By using the non-supersymmetric $p$-brane solutions delocalized in arbitrary number of transverse directions in type II supergravities, we show how they can be regarded as interpolating solutions between unstable D$p$-branes (a non-BPS D-brane or a pair of coincident D-brane-antiD-brane) and fundamental strings and also between unstable D$p$-branes and NS5-branes. We also show that some of these solutions can be regarded as interpolating solutions between NS5/$\\bar{\\rm NS}$5 and D$p$-branes (for $p \\leq 5$). This gives a closed string description of the tachyon condensation and lends support to the conjecture that the open string theory on unstable D-branes at the tachyonic vacuum has soliton solutions describing not only the lower dimensional BPS D-branes, but also the fundamental strings as well as the NS5-branes.

  1. String Theory Without Branes

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    Johnson, C V

    2006-01-01

    We present a class of solvable models that resemble string theories in many respects but have a strikingly different non-perturbative sector. In particular, there are no exponentially small contributions to perturbation theory in the string coupling, which normally are associated with branes and related objects. Perturbation theory is no longer an asymptotic expansion, and so can be completely re-summed to yield all the non-perturbative physics. We examine a number of other properties of the theories, for example constructing and examining the physics of loop operators, which can be computed exactly, and gain considerable understanding of the difference between these new theories and the more familiar ones, including the possibility of how to interpolate between the two types. Interestingly, the models we exhibit contain a family of zeros of the partition function which suggest a novel phase structure. The theories are defined naturally by starting with models that yield well-understood string theories and al...

  2. D Branes and Textures

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    Everett, L; King, S F

    2000-01-01

    We examine the flavor structure of the trilinear superpotential couplings which can result from embedding the Standard Model within D brane sectors in Type IIB orientifold models, which are examples within the Type I string framework. We find in general that the allowed flavor structures of the Yukawa coupling matrices to leading order are given by basic variations on the "democratic" texture ansatz. In certain interesting cases, the Yukawa couplings have a novel structure in which a single right-handed fermion couples democratically at leading order to three left-handed fermions. We discuss the viability of such a ``single right-handed democracy'' in detail; remarkably, even though there are large mixing angles in the u,d sectors separately, the CKM mixing angles are small. The analysis demonstrates the ways in which the Type I superstring framework can provide a rich setting for investigating novel resolutions to the flavor puzzle.

  3. Brane-World Black Holes

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    Chamblin, A; Reall, H S

    2000-01-01

    Gravitational collapse of matter trapped on a brane will produce a black hole on the brane. We discuss such black holes in the models of Randall and Sundrum where our universe is viewed as a domain wall in five dimensional anti-de Sitter space. We present evidence that a non-rotating uncharged black hole on the domain wall is described by a ``black cigar'' solution in five dimensions.

  4. Brane-world black holes

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    Chamblin, A.; Hawking, S. W.; Reall, H. S.

    2000-03-01

    Gravitational collapse of matter trapped on a brane will produce a black hole on the brane. We discuss such black holes in the models of Randall and Sundrum where our universe is viewed as a domain wall in five-dimensional anti-de Sitter space. We present evidence that a non-rotating uncharged black hole on the domain wall is described by a ``black cigar'' solution in five dimensions.

  5. Long-wavelength Cosmological Perturbation in the Universe with Multiple Perfect Fluids

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    Nambu, Y; Nambu, Yasusada; Ohokata, Shin-ichi

    2002-01-01

    We investigate the large scale cosmological perturbation in the Universe with multiple perfect fluids. Using the long-wavelength approximation with Hamilton-Jacobi method, we derive the formula for the gauge invariant comoving curvature perturbation. As an application of our approach, we examine the large scale perturbation in a brane cosmology.

  6. Long-wavelength cosmological perturbation in the Universe with multiple perfect fluids

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    Nambu, Yasusada; Ohokata, Shin-ichi

    2002-08-01

    We investigate large-scale cosmological perturbation in the Universe with multiple perfect fluids. Using the long-wavelength approximation with the Hamilton-Jacobi method, we derive a formula for the gauge-invariant comoving curvature perturbation. As an application of our approach, we examine large-scale perturbation in a brane cosmology.

  7. Long-wavelength cosmological perturbation in the Universe with multiple perfect fluids

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    Nambu, Yasusada; Ohokata, Shin-ichi [Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)

    2002-08-21

    We investigate large-scale cosmological perturbation in the Universe with multiple perfect fluids. Using the long-wavelength approximation with the Hamilton-Jacobi method, we derive a formula for the gauge-invariant comoving curvature perturbation. As an application of our approach, we examine large-scale perturbation in a brane cosmology.

  8. Black diamonds at brane junctions

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    Chamblin, Andrew; Csáki, Csaba; Erlich, Joshua; Hollowood, Timothy J.

    2000-08-01

    We discuss the properties of black holes in brane-world scenarios where our Universe is viewed as a four-dimensional sub-manifold of some higher-dimensional spacetime. We consider in detail such a model where four-dimensional spacetime lies at the junction of several domain walls in a higher dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetime. In this model there may be any number p of infinitely large extra dimensions transverse to the brane-world. We present an exact solution describing a black p-brane which will induce on the brane-world the Schwarzschild solution. This exact solution is unstable to the Gregory-Laflamme instability, whereby long-wavelength perturbations cause the extended horizon to fragment. We therefore argue that at late times a non-rotating uncharged black hole in the brane-world is described by a deformed event horizon in p+4 dimensions which will induce, to good approximation, the Schwarzschild solution in the four-dimensional brane world. When p=2, this deformed horizon resembles a black diamond and more generally for p>2, a polyhedron.

  9. Black diamonds at brane junctions

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    We discuss the properties of black holes in brane-world scenarios where our Universe is viewed as a four-dimensional sub-manifold of some higher-dimensional spacetime. We consider in detail such a model where four-dimensional spacetime lies at the junction of several domain walls in a higher dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetime. In this model there may be any number p of infinitely large extra dimensions transverse to the brane-world. We present an exact solution describing a black p-brane which will induce on the brane-world the Schwarzschild solution. This exact solution is unstable to the Gregory-Laflamme instability, whereby long-wavelength perturbations cause the extended horizon to fragment. We therefore argue that at late times a non-rotating uncharged black hole in the brane-world is described by a deformed event horizon in p+4 dimensions which will induce, to good approximation, the Schwarzschild solution in the four-dimensional brane world. When p=2, this deformed horizon resembles a black diamond and more generally for p>2, a polyhedron. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society

  10. Tree Level Potential on Brane after Planck and BICEP2

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    M. Ferricha-Alami; A. Safsafi; L. Lahlou; H. Chakir; M. Bennai

    2015-06-01

    The recent detection of degree scale B-mode polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) by the BICEP2 experiment implies that the inflationary ratio of tensor-to-scalar fluctuations is = 0.2$^{+0.07}_{-0.05}$, which has opened a new window in the cosmological investigation. In this regard, we propose a study of the tree level potential inflation in the framework of the Randall–Sundrum type-2 braneworld model. We focus on three branches of the potential, where we evaluate some values of brane tension . We discuss how the various inflationary perturbation parameters can be compatible with recent Planck and BICEP2 observations.

  11. Brane New World

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    Hawking, Stephen William; Reall, H S

    2000-01-01

    We study a Randall-Sundrum cosmological scenario consisting of a domain wallin anti-de Sitter space with a strongly coupled large $N$ conformal fieldtheory living on the wall. The AdS/CFT correspondence allows a fully quantummechanical treatment of this CFT, in contrast with the usual treatment ofmatter fields in inflationary cosmology. The conformal anomaly of the CFTprovides an effective tension which leads to a de Sitter geometry for thedomain wall. This is the analogue of Starobinsky's four dimensional model ofanomaly driven inflation. Studying this model in a Euclidean setting gives anatural choice of boundary conditions at the horizon. We calculate the gravitoncorrelator using the Hartle-Hawking ``No Boundary'' proposal and analyticallycontinue to Lorentzian signature. We find that the CFT strongly suppressesmetric perturbations on all but the largest angular scales. This is trueindependently of how the de Sitter geometry arises, i.e., it is also true forfour dimensional Einstein gravity. Since generic ...

  12. Chiral symmetry breaking in brane models

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    We discuss the chiral symmetry breaking in general intersecting Dq/Dp brane models consisting of Nc Dq-branes and a single Dp-brane with an s-dimensional intersection. There exists a QCD-like theory localized at the intersection and the Dq/Dp model gives a holographic description of it. The rotational symmetry of directions transverse to both of the Dq and Dp-branes can be identified with a chiral symmetry, which is non-Abelian for certain cases. The asymptotic distance between the Dq-branes and the Dp-brane corresponds to a quark mass. By studying the probe Dp-brane dynamics in a Dq-brane background in the near horizon and large Nc limit we find that the chiral symmetry is spontaneously broken and there appear (pseudo-)Nambu-Goldstone bosons. We also discuss the models at finite temperature

  13. Braneworld Cosmology

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    Cline, James M.

    2007-01-01

    A brief review of the field of braneworld cosmology, from its inception with the large extra dimension scenario, to aspects of cosmology in warped extra dimensions, including the RS-I and RS-II models, braneworld inflation, the Goldberger-Wise mechanism, mirage cosmology, the radion-induced phase transition in RS-I, possible gravity wave signals, and the DGP model.

  14. 5-dimensional special relativistic hydrodynamics and cosmology

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    Gemelli, G

    2006-01-01

    5-dimensional special relativity can be considered as the 5-dimensional extension of Carmeli's cosmological special relativity, as well as the flat specialization of 5-d brane world theory. To this framework we add a 5-dimensional perfect fluid stress-energy tensor, and unify the equations of perfect hydrodynamics in a single 5-dimensional tensor conservation law. This picture permits to interpret particle production phenomena as cosmological effects, in the spirit of open system cosmology. The source of particle production vanishes if the fluid is isentropic. Moreover the hydrodynamical equations can be interpreted in terms of a scale factor, giving rise to a set of equations which simulate in a sense Friedmann cosmology.

  15. Charged isotropic non-Abelian dyonic black branes

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    Yves Brihaye

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available We construct black holes with a Ricci-flat horizon in Einstein–Yang–Mills theory with a negative cosmological constant, which approach asymptotically an AdSd spacetime background (with d≥4. These solutions are isotropic, i.e. all space directions in a hypersurface of constant radial and time coordinates are equivalent, and possess both electric and magnetic fields. We find that the basic properties of the non-Abelian solutions are similar to those of the dyonic isotropic branes in Einstein–Maxwell theory (which, however, exist in even spacetime dimensions only. These black branes possess a nonzero magnetic field strength on the flat boundary metric, which leads to a divergent mass of these solutions, as defined in the usual way. However, a different picture is found for odd spacetime dimensions, where a non-Abelian Chern–Simons term can be incorporated in the action. This allows for black brane solutions with a magnetic field which vanishes asymptotically.

  16. On the classical confinement of test particles to a thin 3-brane in the absence of non-gravitational forces

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    la Camera, M

    2008-01-01

    We transform the classical confinement conditions of test particles to a brane universe in the absence of non-gravitational forces using the Hamilton-Jacobi formalism. The transformed conditions provide a direct criterion for selecting, in a cosmological scenario, 5D bulk manifolds wherein it is possible to obtain confinement purely due to classical gravitational effects of trajectories to 4D hypersurfaces.

  17. On the Classical Confinement of Test Particles to a Thin 3-BRANE in the Absence of Non-Gravitational Forces

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    La Camera, M.

    The classical confinement condition of test particles to a brane universe in the absence of non-gravitational forces is transformed using the Hamilton-Jacobi formalism. The transformed condition provides a direct criterion for selecting in a cosmological scenario 5D bulk manifolds wherein it is possible to obtain confinement of trajectories to 4D hypersurfaces purely due to classical gravitational effects.

  18. Gravitomagnetism in Brane-Worlds

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    Nayeri, A; Nayeri, Ali; Reynolds, Adam

    2001-01-01

    In this paper we discuss a physical observable which is drastically different in a brane-world scenario. To date, the Randall-Sundrum model seems to be consistent with all experimental tests of general relativity. Specifically, we examine the so-called gravitomagnetic effect in the context of the Randall-Sundrum (RS) model. This treatment, of course, assumes the recovery of the Kerr metric in brane-worlds which we have found to the first order in the ratio of the brane separation to the radius of the AdS$_5$, $(\\ell/r)$. We first show that the second Randall-Sundrum model of one brane leaves the gravitomagnetic effect unchanged. Then, we consider the two-brane scenario of the original Randall-Sundrum proposal and show that the magnitude of the gravitomagnetic effect depends heavily on the ratio of $(\\ell/r)$. Such dependence is a result of the geometrodynamic spacetime and does not appear in static scenarios. We hope that we will be able to test this proposal experimentally with data from NASA's Gravity Probe...

  19. Black Diamonds at Brane Junctions

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    Chamblin, A; Erlich, J; Hollowood, Timothy J; Chamblin, Andrew; Csaki, Csaba; Erlich, Joshua; Hollowood, Timothy J.

    2000-01-01

    We discuss the properties of black holes in brane-world scenarios where ouruniverse is viewed as a four-dimensional sub-manifold of somehigher-dimensional spacetime. We consider in detail such a model wherefour-dimensional spacetime lies at the junction of several domain walls in ahigher dimensional anti-de Sitter spacetime. In this model there may be anynumber p of infinitely large extra dimensions transverse to the brane-world. Wepresent an exact solution describing a black p-brane which will induce on thebrane-world the Schwarzschild solution. This exact solution is unstable to theGregory-Laflamme instability, whereby long-wavelength perturbations cause theextended horizon to fragment. We therefore argue that at late times anon-rotating uncharged black hole in the brane-world is described by a deformedevent horizon in p+4 dimensions which will induce, to good approximation, theSchwarzschild solution in the four-dimensional brane world. When p=2, thisdeformed horizon resembles a black diamond and more gener...

  20. Permutation branes and linear matrix factorisations

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    All the known rational boundary states for Gepner models can be regarded as permutation branes. On general grounds, one expects that topological branes in Gepner models can be encoded as matrix factorisations of the corresponding Landau-Ginzburg potentials. In this paper we identify the matrix factorisations associated to arbitrary B-type permutation branes

  1. Cosmological String Gas on Orbifolds

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    Easther, R; Jackson, M G; Easther, Richard; Greene, Brian R.; Jackson, Mark G.

    2002-01-01

    It has long been known that strings wound around incontractible cycles can play a vital role in cosmology. In particular, in a spacetime with toroidal spatial hypersurfaces, the dynamics of the winding modes may help yield three large spatial dimensions. However, toroidal compactifications are phenomenologically unrealistic. In this paper we therefore take a first step toward extending these cosmological considerations to $D$-dimensional toroidal orbifolds. We use numerical simulation to study the timescales over which "pseudo-wound" strings unwind on these orbifolds with trivial fundamental group. We show that pseudo-wound strings can persist for many ``Hubble times'' in some of these spaces, suggesting that they may affect the dynamics in the same way as genuinely wound strings. We also outline some possible extensions that include higher-dimensional wrapped branes.

  2. Extra Dimensions and ``Branes''

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    Sundrum, Raman

    2011-04-01

    We do not yet know the nature of fundamental physics above the weak scale, but we are about to probe it this decade. It may come in the form of a few new weakly-coupled particles, captured by ordinary Feynman diagrams in standard spacetime, or alternatively in the form of large ``towers'' of new elementary or composite states, requiring a different set of concepts and analytic tools. Extra spatial dimensions provide the simplest, but very rich, class of such possibilities. I will explain how extra-dimensions can provide an elegant and intuitive geometrization of subtle physics, in particular flowing from the powerful AdS/CFT correspondence. This geometrization allows one to ``view'' central issues ranging from electroweak, grand unified, strongly-coupled, flavor, supersymmetry, or collider physics, in terms of the overlap of extra-dimensional wavefunctions, the curvature (``warping'') of the higher dimensional spacetime, and ``branes'' (3-dimensional defects). I will illustrate the kind of physics and experimental signals that flow from the most plausible extra-dimensional scenarios.

  3. Inside and outside stories of black-branes in anti de Sitter space

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    In this paper, we investigate the dynamics inside and outside of black-branes in anti de Sitter space by numerical simulations using double-null formalism. We prepare a charged planar matter shell which, due to a negative cosmological constant, collapses and dynamically forms a black-brane with an apparent horizon, a singularity and a Cauchy horizon. The gravitational collapse cannot form a naked overcharged black-brane and hence weak cosmic censorship is safe. Although mass inflation occurs, the effect is much milder than in the case of charged black holes; hence, strong cosmic censorship seems not to be safe. We observed the scalar field dynamics outside the horizon. There should remain a non-trivial scalar field combination—‘charge cloud’—between the horizon and the boundary. This can give some meaning in terms of the AdS/CFT correspondence. (paper)

  4. Modern Cosmology

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    Zhang Yuan Zhong

    2002-01-01

    This book is one of a series in the areas of high-energy physics, cosmology and gravitation published by the Institute of Physics. It includes courses given at a doctoral school on 'Relativistic Cosmology: Theory and Observation' held in Spring 2000 at the Centre for Scientific Culture 'Alessandro Volta', Italy, sponsored by SIGRAV-Societa Italiana di Relativita e Gravitazione (Italian Society of Relativity and Gravitation) and the University of Insubria. This book collects 15 review reports given by a number of outstanding scientists. They touch upon the main aspects of modern cosmology from observational matters to theoretical models, such as cosmological models, the early universe, dark matter and dark energy, modern observational cosmology, cosmic microwave background, gravitational lensing, and numerical simulations in cosmology. In particular, the introduction to the basics of cosmology includes the basic equations, covariant and tetrad descriptions, Friedmann models, observation and horizons, etc. The ...

  5. A problem with δ-functions: stress-energy constraints on bulk-brane matching (with comments on arXiv:1508.01124)

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    Burgess, C. P.; Diener, Ross; Williams, M.

    2016-01-01

    We critically assess a recent assertion [1] concerning using δ-functions to analyze how higher-codimension branes back-react on their environment. We also briefly summarize the state of the art: describing how stress-energy balance dictates the components of off-brane stress energy in terms brane tension; how this can modify the standard tension/defect-angle relation for codimension-two sources when dilatons are present; and how it all relates to extra-dimensional searches for a small cosmological constant.

  6. A Problem With delta-functions: Stress-Energy Constraints on Bulk-Brane Matching (with comments on arXiv:1508.01124)

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    Burgess, C P; Williams, M

    2015-01-01

    We critically assess a recent assertion (arXiv:1508.01124) concerning using delta-functions to analyze how higher-codimension branes back-react on their environment. We also briefly summarize the state of the art: describing how stress-energy balance dictates the components of off-brane stress energy in terms brane tension; how this can modify the standard tension/defect-angle relation for codimension-two sources when dilatons are present; and how it all relates to extra-dimensional searches for a small cosmological constant.

  7. Brane Baldness vs. Superselection Sectors

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    Marolf, D M; Marolf, Donald; Peet, Amanda W.

    1999-01-01

    The search for intersecting brane solutions in supergravity is a large and profitable industry. Recently, attention has focused on finding localized forms of known `delocalized' solutions. However, in some cases, a localized version of the delocalized solution simply does not exist. Instead, localized separated branes necessarily delocalize as the separation is removed. This phenomenon is related to black hole no-hair theorems, i.e. `baldness.' We continue the discussion of this effect and describe how it can be understood, in the case of Dirichlet branes, in terms of the corresponding intersection field theory. When it occurs, it is associated with the quantum mixing of phases and lack of superselection sectors in low dimensional field theories. We find surprisingly wide agreement between the field theory and supergravity both with respect to which examples delocalize and with respect to the rate at which this occurs.

  8. D7-brane chaotic inflation

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    We analyze string-theoretic large-field inflation in the regime of spontaneously-broken supergravity with conventional moduli stabilization by fluxes and non-perturbative effects. The main ingredient is a shift-symmetric Kähler potential, supplemented by flux-induced shift symmetry breaking in the superpotential. The central technical observation is that all these features are present for D7-brane position moduli in Type IIB orientifolds, potentially allowing for a realization of the axion monodromy proposal in a string theory compactification. Furthermore, our model is explicit enough to address issues of control and moduli stabilization quantitatively. On the one hand, in the large complex structure regime the D7-brane position moduli inherit a shift symmetry from their mirror-dual Type IIA Wilson lines. On the other hand, the Type IIB flux superpotential generically breaks this shift symmetry and allows, by appealing to the large flux discretuum, to tune the relevant coefficients to be small. The shift-symmetric direction in D7-brane moduli space can then play the role of the inflaton: While the D7-brane circles a certain trajectory on the Calabi–Yau many times, the corresponding F-term energy density grows only very slowly, thanks to the above-mentioned tuning of the flux. To be successful our model requires that the dilaton, all complex structure moduli and all D7-brane moduli except the inflaton are fixed at leading order by fluxes. Then the large-field inflationary trajectory can be realized in a regime where Kähler, complex structure and other brane moduli are stabilized in a conventional manner, as we demonstrate using the example of the Large Volume Scenario

  9. D7-brane chaotic inflation

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    Hebecker, Arthur, E-mail: A.Hebecker@ThPhys.Uni-Heidelberg.de; Kraus, Sebastian C., E-mail: S.Kraus@ThPhys.Uni-Heidelberg.de; Witkowski, Lukas T., E-mail: L.Witkowski@ThPhys.Uni-Heidelberg.de

    2014-10-07

    We analyze string-theoretic large-field inflation in the regime of spontaneously-broken supergravity with conventional moduli stabilization by fluxes and non-perturbative effects. The main ingredient is a shift-symmetric Kähler potential, supplemented by flux-induced shift symmetry breaking in the superpotential. The central technical observation is that all these features are present for D7-brane position moduli in Type IIB orientifolds, potentially allowing for a realization of the axion monodromy proposal in a string theory compactification. Furthermore, our model is explicit enough to address issues of control and moduli stabilization quantitatively. On the one hand, in the large complex structure regime the D7-brane position moduli inherit a shift symmetry from their mirror-dual Type IIA Wilson lines. On the other hand, the Type IIB flux superpotential generically breaks this shift symmetry and allows, by appealing to the large flux discretuum, to tune the relevant coefficients to be small. The shift-symmetric direction in D7-brane moduli space can then play the role of the inflaton: While the D7-brane circles a certain trajectory on the Calabi–Yau many times, the corresponding F-term energy density grows only very slowly, thanks to the above-mentioned tuning of the flux. To be successful our model requires that the dilaton, all complex structure moduli and all D7-brane moduli except the inflaton are fixed at leading order by fluxes. Then the large-field inflationary trajectory can be realized in a regime where Kähler, complex structure and other brane moduli are stabilized in a conventional manner, as we demonstrate using the example of the Large Volume Scenario.

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    Arthur Hebecker

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available We analyze string-theoretic large-field inflation in the regime of spontaneously-broken supergravity with conventional moduli stabilization by fluxes and non-perturbative effects. The main ingredient is a shift-symmetric Kähler potential, supplemented by flux-induced shift symmetry breaking in the superpotential. The central technical observation is that all these features are present for D7-brane position moduli in Type IIB orientifolds, potentially allowing for a realization of the axion monodromy proposal in a string theory compactification. Furthermore, our model is explicit enough to address issues of control and moduli stabilization quantitatively. On the one hand, in the large complex structure regime the D7-brane position moduli inherit a shift symmetry from their mirror-dual Type IIA Wilson lines. On the other hand, the Type IIB flux superpotential generically breaks this shift symmetry and allows, by appealing to the large flux discretuum, to tune the relevant coefficients to be small. The shift-symmetric direction in D7-brane moduli space can then play the role of the inflaton: While the D7-brane circles a certain trajectory on the Calabi–Yau many times, the corresponding F-term energy density grows only very slowly, thanks to the above-mentioned tuning of the flux. To be successful our model requires that the dilaton, all complex structure moduli and all D7-brane moduli except the inflaton are fixed at leading order by fluxes. Then the large-field inflationary trajectory can be realized in a regime where Kähler, complex structure and other brane moduli are stabilized in a conventional manner, as we demonstrate using the example of the Large Volume Scenario.

  11. Creation and evolution of compactified cosmologies

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    Many theories of particle physics rely on the existence of more than three spatial dimensions. In this thesis we consider various aspects of the cosmologies associated with such theories. The extra dimensions must be hidden in some manner and in all the cases we shall consider this is achieved by the mechanism of compactification. We start by considering a possible description of the quantum mechanical creation of such universes. A consistent description of this type would be extremely desirable because it would remove the vacua selection problems which plague such theories, increasing their predictive power markedly. The formalism we employ is that due to Hartle and Hawking. We are able to illustrate a serious problem in combining this approach to quantum cosmology with higher dimensional theories. We find that, for the wide range of theories considered, the Hartle Hawking proposal predicts that we should directly observe all the dimensions of space. This is clearly inconsistent with observation. We then proceed to consider the evolution of various examples of higher dimensional cosmologies. All the examples considered contain brane sources. We start with a simple example of such a theory in order to examine an inflationary scenario that has been proposed in the literature. This scenario utilises the large extra dimensions which are possible in brane world theories in an attempt to solve some of the fine tuning problems which occur in inflationary models. Having introduced the study of the evolution of such models in a simple context we then go on to study a more realistic case. We present, with a wide variety of generalisations, cosmological solutions which are the analogues of the rolling radii solutions of string cosmology for the case where five branes are present in the bulk of the Heterotic M-theory orbifold. (author)

  12. Brane new world

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    Hawking, S. W.; Hertog, T.; Reall, H. S.

    2000-08-01

    We study a Randall-Sundrum cosmological scenario consisting of a domain wall in anti-de Sitter space with a strongly coupled large N conformal field theory living on the wall. The AdS-CFT correspondence allows a fully quantum mechanical treatment of this CFT, in contrast with the usual treatment of matter fields in inflationary cosmology. The conformal anomaly of the CFT provides an effective tension which leads to a de Sitter geometry for the domain wall. This is the analogue of Starobinsky's four dimensional model of anomaly driven inflation. Studying this model in a Euclidean setting gives a natural choice of boundary conditions at the horizon. We calculate the graviton correlator using the Hartle-Hawking ``no boundary'' proposal and analytically continue to Lorentzian signature. We find that the CFT strongly suppresses metric perturbations on all but the largest angular scales. This is true independently of how the de Sitter geometry arises, i.e., it is also true for four dimensional Einstein gravity. Since generic matter would be expected to behave like a CFT on small scales, our results suggest that tensor perturbations on small scales are far smaller than predicted by all previous calculations, which have neglected the effects of matter on tensor perturbations.

  13. Diffractions from the brane and GW150914

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    Gogberashvili, Merab

    2016-01-01

    In the braneworld scenario the zero mode gravitons are trapped on a brane due to non-linear warping effect, so that gravitational waves can reflect from the brane walls. If the reflected waves form an interference pattern on the brane then it can be detected on existing detectors due to spatial variations of intensity in the pattern. As an example we interpret the LIGO event GW150914 as a manifestation of such interference pattern produced by the burst gravitational waves, emitted by a powerful source inside or outside the brane and reflected from the brane walls.

  14. Nonabelian D-branes and Noncommutative Geometry

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    Myers, R C

    2001-01-01

    We discuss the nonabelian world-volume action which governs the dynamics of N coincident Dp-branes. In this theory, the branes' transverse displacements are described by matrix-valued scalar fields, and so this is a natural physical framework for the appearance of noncommutative geometry. One example is the dielectric effect by which Dp-branes may be polarized into a noncommutative geometry by external fields. Another example is the appearance of noncommutative geometries in the description of intersecting D-branes of differing dimensions, such as D-strings ending on a D3- or D5-brane. We also describe the related physics of giant gravitons.

  15. Space-filling branes of gravitational ancestry

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    Bunster, Claudio; Pérez, Alfredo

    2015-12-01

    We introduce a new kind of space-filling brane, which we term "G-brane" because its action is a descendant of the gravitational action. The G-brane may be thought of as the remanent of the gravitational field when the propagating gravitons are removed. The G-brane is different from the Dirac or Nambu space-filling branes. Its properties in any spacetime dimension D are exhibited. When the spacetime dimension D is greater than or equal to three, the G-brane does not possess propagating degrees of freedom, just as the Dirac or Nambu branes. For D =3 the G-brane yields a reformulation of gravitation theory in which the Hamiltonian constraints can be solved explicitly, while keeping the spacetime structure manifest. For D =2 the G-brane provides a realization of the conformal algebra, i.e. a conformal field theory, in terms of two scalar fields and their conjugates, which possesses a classical central charge. In the G-brane reformulation of (2 +1 ) gravity, the boundary degrees of freedom of the gravitational field in asymptotically anti-de Sitter space appear as "matter" coupled to the (1 +1 ) G-brane on the boundary.

  16. D-brane scattering and annihilation

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    D'Amico, Guido; Kleban, Matthew; Schillo, Marjorie

    2014-01-01

    We study the dynamics of parallel brane-brane and brane-antibrane scattering in string theory in flat spacetime, focusing on the pair production of open strings that stretch between the branes. We are particularly interested in the case of scattering at small impact parameter $b < l_s$, where there is a tachyon in the spectrum when a brane and an antibrane approach within a string length. Our conclusion is that despite the tachyon, branes and antibranes can pass through each other with only a very small probability of annihilating, so long as $g_s$ is small and the relative velocity $v$ is neither too small nor too close to 1. Our analysis is relevant also to the case of charged open string production in world-volume electric fields, and we make use of this T-dual scenario in our analysis. We briefly discuss the application of our results to a stringy model of inflation involving moving branes.

  17. Phantomlike behavior in a brane-world model with curvature effects

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    Recent observational evidence seems to allow the possibility that our Universe may currently be under a dark energy effect of a phantom nature. A suitable effective phantom fluid behavior can emerge in brane cosmology; in particular, within the normal non-self-accelerating Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati branch, without any exotic matter and due to curvature effects from induced gravity. The phantomlike behavior is based in defining an effective energy density that grows as the brane expands. This effective description breaks down at some point in the past when the effective energy density becomes negative and the effective equation of state parameter blows up. In this paper we investigate if the phantomlike regime can be enlarged by the inclusion of a Gauss-Bonnet (GB) term into the bulk. The motivation is that such a GB component would model additional curvature effects on the brane setting. More precisely, our aim is to determine if the GB term, dominating and modifying the early behavior of the brane universe, may eventually extend the regime of validity of the phantom mimicry on the brane. However, we show that the opposite occurs: the GB effect seems instead to induce a breakdown of the phantomlike behavior at an even smaller redshift.

  18. Quantum cosmology

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    This paper is devoted to 100 years after the birth of A.A. Friedman. The discovery of the class of the non-stationary cosmological solutions is the greatest scientific achievement of this man. Friedman's cosmological models lie in the foundation of the modern relativistic cosmology. It follows from the astronomical observations that the large scale structure and evolution of the Universe fit well to the predictions of these models. Friedman's work has raised, for the first time, the problem of multiplicity of cosmological solutions, the problem of selecting of one of them by comparison with the constantly improving observations. Classical (non-quantum) theoretical cosmology deals with a whole space of cosmological solutions. Under investigation are the most general properties of these solutions as well as the initial and boundary conditions which, in agreement with the observations, could lead to the set of solutions most adequately describing the observed world

  19. D2-brane as the wormhole and the number of the universes

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    Gusin, Paweł

    2016-02-01

    We construct wormhole-like solutions in type IIA string theory. These solutions represent wormholes in four dimensions and are given by the D2-branes within appropriated backgrounds fields. We present the conditions on these fields which lead to the four-dimensional wormholes. In the special case, we show how the particular solution in type IIA theory leads to the dynamic wormhole. We also speculate about the number of universes and the cosmological constant.

  20. D2 brane as the wormhole and the number of the universes

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    Gusin, Pawel

    2016-01-01

    We construct wormhole-like solutions in the type IIA string theory. These solutions represent wormholes in four-dimensions and are given by the D2 branes within appropraited backgrounds fields. We present the conditions on these fields which lead to the four-dimensional wormholes. In the special case we show how the particular solution in the type IIA theory leads to the dynamic wormhole. We also speculate about the number of universes and the cosmological constant.

  1. Inflation on Fractional Branes: D--Brane Inflation as D--Term Inflation

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    Halyo, E

    2004-01-01

    We describe a D--brane inflation model which consists of two fractional D3 branes separated on a transverse $T^2 \\times K3$. Inflation arises due to the resolved orbifold singularity of $K3$ which corresponds to an anomalous D--term on the brane. Therefore D--brane inflation in the bulk corresponds to D--term inflation on the brane. The inflaton and the trigger field parametrize the interbrane distances on $T^2$ an $K3$ respectively. After inflation the branes reach a supersymmetric configuration in which they are at the origin of $T^2$ but separated along the $K3$ directions.

  2. Metastable Supersymmetry Breaking Vacua on Abelian Brane Models

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    Halyo, Edi

    2009-01-01

    We construct Abelian brane models with metastable vacua which are obtained from deformations of ${\\cal N}=2$ supersymmetric brane configurations. One such model lives on a D4 brane stretched between two displaced and rotated NS5 branes. Another one lives on a D5 brane wrapped on a deformed and fibered $A_2$ singularity.

  3. Towards the core of the cosmological constant problem

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    We apply a new self-tuning mechanism to the well-known Kachru–Kallosh–Linde–Trivedi (KKLT) model to address the cosmological constant problem. In this mechanism, the cosmological constant λ contains a supersymmetry breaking term ESB besides the usual scalar potential Vscalar of the N=1 supergravity, which is distinguished from the usual theories where λ is directly identified with Vscalar alone. Also in this mechanism, whether λ vanishes or not is basically determined by the tensor structure of the scalar potential density, not by the zero or nonzero values of the scalar potential itself. As a result of this application, we find that the natural scenario for the vanishing λ of the present universe is to take one of the anti-de Sitter (AdS) (rather than de Sitter (dS)) vacua of KKLT as the background vacuum of our present universe. This AdS vacuum scenario has nicer properties as compared with dS vacua of the usual flux compactifications. The background vacuum is stable both classically and quantum mechanically (no tunneling instabilities), and the value λ=0 is also stable against quantum corrections because in this scenario the perturbative corrections of Vscalar and quantum fluctuations δQI-^brane(NS)+δQI-^brane(R) on the branes are all gauged away by an automatic cancellation between Vscalar+δQI-^brane(NS)+δQI-^brane(R) and ESB

  4. Meson Strings and Flavor Branes

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    Bando, M; Terunuma, S; Bando, Masako; Sugamoto, Akio; Terunuma, Sachiko

    2006-01-01

    In a QCD-like string model based on D6 flavor branes in the presence of D4 color branes wrapping one of the compactified dimension on an $S^1$, the shape of meson strings in the five dimensional curved space as well as the potential between quark and anti-quark are investigated. The flavor branes on which both ends of a meson string live are assumed to be separated in this five dimensional space, depending on the values of the constituent quark masses. It is shown in this picture that the meson string with different flavors on both ends changes its shape at a critical distance. There is, however, no critical distance for the meson with the same flavors. At this critical distance the potential between quark and anti-quark with different flavors gives a point of reflection and changes its shape around this point. Accordingly, the attractive force between quark and anti-quark seems to become stronger when the distance of flavor branes connecting meson strings becomes larger. This indicates quark systems with dif...

  5. Casimir Effect on the brane

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    Flachi, Antonino

    2009-01-01

    We consider the Casimir effect between two parallel plates localized on a brane. We argue that in order to properly compute the contribution to the Casimir energy due to any higher dimensional field, it is necessary to take into account the localization properties of the Kaluza-Klein modes. When the bulk field configuration is such that no massless mode appears in the spectrum, as, for instance, when the higher dimensional field obeys twisted boundary conditions across the branes, the correction to the Casimir energy is exponentially suppressed. When a massless mode is present in the spectrum, the correction to the Casimir energy can be, in principle, sizeable. However, when the bulk field is massless and strongly coupled to brane matter, the model is already excluded without resorting to any Casimir force experiment. The case which is in principle interesting is when the massless mode is not localized on the visible brane. We illustrate a method to compute the Casimir energy between two parallel plates, loca...

  6. Branes, weights and central charges

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    Bergshoeff, Eric A.; Riccioni, Fabio; Romano, Luca

    2013-01-01

    We study the properties of half-supersymmetric branes in string theory with 32 supercharges from a purely group-theoretical point of view using the U-duality symmetry of maximal supergravity and the R-symmetry of the corresponding supersymmetry algebra. In particular, we show that half-supersymmetri

  7. Graviton localization and Newton law for a dS4 brane in a 5D bulk

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    We consider a dS4 brane embedded in a five-dimensional bulk with a positive, vanishing or negative bulk cosmological constant and derive the localized graviton spectrum that consists of a normalizable zero mode separated by a gap from a continuum of massive states. We estimate the massive sector contribution to the static potential at short distances and find that only in the case of a negative bulk cosmological constant is there a range, determined by the effective four-dimensional and bulk cosmological constants, where the conventional Newton law is valid. (letter to the editor)

  8. Braneworld cosmology in (anti)-de Sitter Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet-Maxwell gravity

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    Braneworld cosmology for a domain wall embedded in the charged (anti)-de Sitter-Schwarzschild black hole of the five-dimensional Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet-Maxwell theory is considered. The effective Friedmann equation for the brane is derived by introducing the necessary surface counterterms required for a well-defined variational principle in the Gauss-Bonnet theory and for the finiteness of the bulk space. The asymptotic dynamics of the brane cosmology is determined and it is found that solutions with vanishingly small spatial volume are unphysical. The finiteness of the bulk action is related to the vanishing of the effective cosmological constant on the brane. An analogy between the Friedmann equation and a generalized Cardy-Verlinde formula is drawn. (author)

  9. Domination of black hole accretion in brane cosmology

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    We consider the evolution of primordial black holes formed during the high energy phase of the braneworld scenario. We show that the effect of accretion from the surrounding radiation bath is dominant compared to evaporation for such black holes. This feature lasts till the onset of matter (or black hole) domination of the total energy density which could occur either in the high energy phase or later. We find that the black hole evaporation times could be significantly large even for black h...

  10. Penrose Limits of Branes and Marginal Intersecting Branes

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    Ryang, S

    2003-01-01

    We construct the Penrose limit backgrounds in closed forms along the generic null geodesics for the near-horizon geometries of D1, D3, D5, NS1 and NS5 branes. The Penrose limit metrics of D1, D5 and NS1 have non-trivial dependence of the light-cone time coordinate, while those of D3 and NS5 have no its dependence. We study the Penrose limits on the marginal 1/4 supersymmetric configurations of standard intersecting branes, such as the NS-NS intersection of NS1 and NS5, the R-R intersections of Dp and Dq over some spatial dimensions and the mix intersections of NS5 and Dp over (p -1)-dimensional spaces. They are classified into three types that correspond to the Penrose limits of D1, D3 and D5 backgrounds.

  11. Schwarzschild black branes and strings in higher-dimensional brane worlds

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    We consider branes embedded in spacetimes of codimension 1 and 2, with a warped metric tensor for the subspace parallel to the brane. We study a variety of brane-world solutions arising by introducing a Schwarzschild-like black hole metric on the brane and we investigate the properties of the corresponding higher-dimensional spacetime. We demonstrate that normalizable bulk modes lead to a vanishing flow of energy through the naked singularities. From this point of view, these singularities are harmless

  12. Squarks and sleptons between branes and bulk. Gaugino meditation and gravitino dark matter in an SO(10) orbifold GUT

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    Kersten, J.

    2006-05-15

    We study gaugino-mediated supersymmetry breaking in a six-dimensional SO(10) orbifold GUT model where quarks and leptons are mixtures of brane and bulk fields. The couplings of bulk matter fields to the supersymmetry breaking brane field have to be suppressed in order to avoid large FCNCs. We derive bounds on the soft supersymmetry breaking parameters and calculate the superparticle mass spectrum. If the gravitino is the LSP, the {tau}{sub 1} or the {nu}{sub {tau}}{sub L} turns out to be the NLSP, with characteristic signatures at future colliders and in cosmology. (Orig.)

  13. Squarks and sleptons between branes and bulk. Gaugino meditation and gravitino dark matter in an SO(10) orbifold GUT

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    We study gaugino-mediated supersymmetry breaking in a six-dimensional SO(10) orbifold GUT model where quarks and leptons are mixtures of brane and bulk fields. The couplings of bulk matter fields to the supersymmetry breaking brane field have to be suppressed in order to avoid large FCNCs. We derive bounds on the soft supersymmetry breaking parameters and calculate the superparticle mass spectrum. If the gravitino is the LSP, the τ1 or the ντL turns out to be the NLSP, with characteristic signatures at future colliders and in cosmology. (Orig.)

  14. Consistency and Derangements in Brane Tilings

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    Hanany, Amihay; Ramgoolam, Sanjaye; Seong, Rak-Kyeong

    2015-01-01

    Brane tilings describe Lagrangians (vector multiplets, chiral multiplets, and the superpotential) of four dimensional $\\mathcal{N}=1$ supersymmetric gauge theories. These theories, written in terms of a bipartite graph on a torus, correspond to worldvolume theories on $N$ D$3$-branes probing a toric Calabi-Yau threefold singularity. A pair of permutations compactly encapsulates the data necessary to specify a brane tiling. We show that geometric consistency for brane tilings, which ensures that the corresponding quantum field theories are well behaved, imposes constraints on the pair of permutations, restricting certain products constructed from the pair to have no one-cycles. Permutations without one-cycles are known as derangements. We illustrate this formulation of consistency with known brane tilings. Counting formulas for consistent brane tilings with an arbitrary number of chiral bifundamental fields are written down in terms of delta functions over symmetric groups.

  15. Supersymmetry and Wrapped Branes in Microstate Geometries

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    Tyukov, Alexander

    2016-01-01

    We consider the supergravity back-reaction of M2 branes wrapping around the space-time cycles in 1/8-BPS microstate geometries. We show that such brane wrappings will generically break all the supersymmetries. In particular, all the supersymmetries will be broken if there are such wrapped branes but the net charge of the wrapped branes is zero. We show that if M2 branes wrap a single cycle, or if they wrap a several of co-linear cycles with the same orientation, then the solution will be 1/16-BPS, having two supersymmetries. We comment on how these results relate to using W-branes to understand the microstate structure of 1/8-BPS black holes.

  16. Meta-Stable Brane Configurations by Quartic Superpotential for Bifundamentals

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    Ahn, Changhyun

    The type IIA nonsupersymmetric meta-stable brane configuration consisting of three NS5-branes, D4-branes and anti-D4-branes where the electric gauge theory superpotential has a quartic term for the bifundamentals besides a mass term is constructed. By adding the orientifold 4-plane and 6-plane to this brane configuration, we also describe the intersecting brane configurations of type IIA string theory corresponding to the meta-stable nonsupersymmetric vacua of corresponding gauge theories.

  17. Branes And Brane Worlds In M-theory

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    Vázquez-Poritz, J F

    2001-01-01

    The search for a theory which unifies all fundamental physics has culminated in M-theory, whose solitonic p-brane solutions offer a wealth of non- perturbative phenomena. In a particular regime of M- theory, there is a duality between gauge theories and the near-horizon region of certain p- branes, a concrete example of which is the AdS/CFT correspondence. I find a new class of warped Anti-de Sitter solutions which arise as the near-horizon region of various semi- localized brane intersections. This provides an example of AdS5 originating in eleven-dimensional supergravity, as well as AdS4 and AdS 6 in Type IIB string theory, cases which do not arise from direct products of spaces. This enables us to study four-dimensional gauge theories which are dual to eleven-dimensional supergravity solutions. The dual gauge theories of AdS in warped spacetimes have reduced supersymmetry, which is pertinent to the study of viable supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model. In addition, I probe various supergravity s...

  18. Standard model on D-branes

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    David Bailin

    2003-02-01

    I briefly outline previous work on getting the (supersymmetric) standard model from string theory, and then describe two ecent attempts using D-branes. The first uses D3- and D7- branes and gives a supersymmetric standard model with extra vector-like matter and an intermediate unification scale. The second uses intersecting D4-branes and yields a non-supersymmetric spectrum with TeV-scale unification.

  19. Perturbations of nested branes with induced gravity

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    We study the behaviour of weak gravitational fields in models where a 4D brane is embedded inside a 5D brane equipped with induced gravity, which in turn is embedded in a 6D spacetime. We consider a specific regularization of the branes internal structures where the 5D brane can be considered thin with respect to the 4D one. We find exact solutions corresponding to pure tension source configurations on the thick 4D brane, and study perturbations at first order around these background solutions. To perform the perturbative analysis, we adopt a bulk-based approach and we express the equations in terms of gauge invariant and master variables using a 4D scalar-vector-tensor decomposition. We then propose an ansatz on the behaviour of the perturbation fields when the thickness of the 4D brane goes to zero, which corresponds to configurations where gravity remains finite everywhere in the thin limit of the 4D brane. We study the equations of motion using this ansatz, and show that they give rise to a consistent set of differential equations in the thin limit, from which the details of the internal structure of the 4D brane disappear. We conclude that the thin limit of the ''ribbon'' 4D brane inside the (already thin) 5D brane is well defined (at least when considering first order perturbations around pure tension configurations), and that the gravitational field on the 4D brane remains finite in the thin limit. We comment on the crucial role of the induced gravity term on the 5D brane

  20. Coupling brane fields to bulk supergravity

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    In this note we present a simple, general prescription for coupling brane localized fields to bulk supergravity. We illustrate the procedure by considering 6D N=2 bulk supergravity on a 2D orbifold, with brane fields localized at the fixed points. The resulting action enjoys the full 6D N=2 symmetries in the bulk, and those of 4D N=1 supergravity at the brane positions. (orig.)

  1. Band spectrum is D-brane

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    Hashimoto, Koji

    2015-01-01

    We show that band spectrum of topological insulators can be identified as the shape of D-branes in string theory. The identification is based on a relation between the Berry connection associated with the band structure and the ADHM/Nahm construction of solitons whose geometric realization is available with D-branes. We also show that chiral and helical edge states are identified as D-branes representing a noncommutative monopole.

  2. Coupling brane fields to bulk supergravity

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    Parameswaran, Susha L. [Uppsala Univ. (Sweden). Theoretical Physics; Schmidt, Jonas [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)

    2010-12-15

    In this note we present a simple, general prescription for coupling brane localized fields to bulk supergravity. We illustrate the procedure by considering 6D N=2 bulk supergravity on a 2D orbifold, with brane fields localized at the fixed points. The resulting action enjoys the full 6D N=2 symmetries in the bulk, and those of 4D N=1 supergravity at the brane positions. (orig.)

  3. Baldness/delocalization in intersecting brane systems

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    Peet, A W

    2000-01-01

    Marginally bound systems of two types of branes are considered, such as the prototypical case of Dp+4 branes and Dp branes. As the transverse separation between the two types of branes goes to zero, different behaviour occurs in the supergravity solutions depending on p; no-hair theorems result for p<=1 only. Within the framework of the AdS/CFT correspondence, these supergravity no-hair results are understood as dual manifestations of the Coleman-Mermin-Wagner theorem. Furthermore, the rates of delocalization for p<=1 are matched in a scaling analysis. Talk given at ``Strings '99''; based on hep-th/9903213 with D. Marolf.

  4. Remarks on string/five-brane duality

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    We examine the hypothesis that the heterotic string is dual to the heterotic five-brane, from the point of view of low-energy ten-dimensional supergravity theories. We conclude that (a) the five-brane tension is quantized in units of 2π2α'/κ2 and (b) the five-brane loop coupling constant is given by the inverse cube root of the string loop coupling constant. This latter result supports the idea that the strongly coupled heterotic string is described by the weakly coupled heterotic five-brane, and vice versa. (orig.)

  5. Noncommutative Geometry and D-Branes

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    Ho, P M; Ho, Pei-Ming; Wu, Yong-Shi

    1996-01-01

    We apply noncommutative geometry to a system of N parallel D-branes, which is interpreted as a quantum space. The Dirac operator defining the quantum differential calculus is identified to be the supercharge for strings connecting D-branes. As a result of the calculus, Connes' Yang-Mills action functional on the quantum space reproduces the dimensionally reduced U(N) super Yang-Mills action as the low energy effective action for D-brane dynamics. Several features that may look ad hoc in a noncommutative geometric construction are shown to have very natural physical or geometric origin in the D-brane picture in superstring theory.

  6. Introductory lectures on D-branes

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    Vancea, Ion Vasile [Instituto de Fisica Teorica (IFT), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail: ivancea@ift.unesp.br

    2002-07-01

    In this article I will present some old techniques in some detailing order to show how some basic properties of strings and branes as the massless spectrum of string, the effective action of D-branes and their tension can be computed using QFT techniques. Also, I will present shortly the boundary state description of D-branes. The details are exposed for bosonic since I do not assume any previous knowledge of supersymmetry which is not a requirement for this school. For completeness and to provide basic notions for other lectures, I will discuss the some properties of supersymmetric branes. (author)

  7. Introductory lectures on D-branes

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    In this article I will present some old techniques in some detailing order to show how some basic properties of strings and branes as the massless spectrum of string, the effective action of D-branes and their tension can be computed using QFT techniques. Also, I will present shortly the boundary state description of D-branes. The details are exposed for bosonic since I do not assume any previous knowledge of supersymmetry which is not a requirement for this school. For completeness and to provide basic notions for other lectures, I will discuss the some properties of supersymmetric branes. (author)

  8. Branes and anti-de Sitter spacetimes

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    Boonstra, H J; Skenderis, K; Boonstra, Harm Jan; Peeters, Bas; Skenderis, Kostas

    1999-01-01

    We consider a series of duality transformations that leads to a constant shift in the harmonic functions appearing in the description of a configuration of branes. This way, for several intersections of branes, we can relate the original brane configuration which is asymptotically flat to a geometry which is locally isometric to adS_k x E^l x S^m. These results imply that certain branes are dual to supersingleton field theories. We also discuss the implications of our results for supersymmetry enhancement and for supergravity theories in diverse dimensions.

  9. Trace Anomaly Inflation in Brane Induced Gravity

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    Corradini, Olindo

    2007-01-01

    In the present letter we find that Starobinsky's inflationary solution is also valid in the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati (DGP) model where a 3-brane is embedded in 5-dimensional Minkowski bulk. We show that such a solution is typically not supported by the Self-Accelerated branch of the model, giving therefore a natural selection of the conventional branch of solutions. In the absence of brane induced Einstein-Hilbert term the SA branch is always selected out. We then study the linearized modes around all such de Sitter brane solutions finding perturbative stability for a range of parameters of the brane QFT.

  10. Brick walls on the brane

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    The so-called 'brick-wall model' is a semiclassical approach that has been used to explain black hole entropy in terms of thermal matter fields. Here, we apply the brick-wall formalism to thermal bulk fields in a Randall-Sundrum brane world scenario. In this case, the black hole entity is really a string-like object in the anti-de Sitter bulk, while appearing as a Schwarzchild black hole to observers living on the brane. In spite of these exotic circumstances, we establish that the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy law is preserved. Although a similar calculation was recently considered in the literature, this prior study invoked a simplifying assumption (which we avoid) that cannot be adequately justified

  11. Exotic branes in string theory

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    Besides the familiar D-branes, string theory contains a vast number of other non-perturbative objects. While a complete classification is lacking, many of these objects are related to each other through various dualities. Codimension two objects play a special role, because their charges are no longer additive but are instead expressed in terms of holonomies of scalar fields, which is given by an element of the relevant duality group. In this paper we present a detailed exposition of these “exotic” objects, the charges they carry, and their connection to non-geometric compactifications. Despite the name “exotic branes”, these objects are in fact ubiquitous in string theory, as they can automatically appear when describing bound states of conventional branes, and as such may be of particular importance in describing the microscopic degrees of freedom of black holes

  12. Branes wrapped on coassociative cycles

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    We obtain a supergravity solution arising when D6-branes are wrapped on coassociative four-cycles of constant curvature in seven manifolds of G2 holonomy. The solutions preserve two supercharges and thus represent supergravity duals of three dimensional Yang-Mills with N=1 supersymmetry. When uplifted to eleven dimensions our solution describes M-theory on the background of an eight manifold with Spin(7) holonomy. (author)

  13. Quantum modified Regge-Teitelboim cosmology

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    Cordero, Rubén; Molgado, Alberto; Rojas, Efraín

    2013-01-01

    The quantization of the modified geodetic brane gravity implemented from the Regge-Teitelboim model and the trace of the extrinsic curvature of the brane trajectory, K, is developed. As a second-order derivative model, on the grounds of the Ostrogradski Hamiltonian method and the Dirac's scheme for constrained systems we find suitable first- and second-class constraints which allow for a proper quantization. The first-class constraints obey a sort of truncated Virasoro algebra. The effective quantum potential emerging in our approach is exhaustively studied where it shows that an embryonic epoch is still present. The quantum nucleation is briefly discussed where we observe that it is driven by an effective cosmological constant.

  14. Vacuum polarization on the brane

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    Breen, Cormac; Ottewill, Adrian C; Winstanley, Elizabeth

    2015-01-01

    We compute the renormalized expectation value of the square of a massless, conformally coupled, quantum scalar field on the brane of a higher-dimensional black hole. Working in the AADD brane-world scenario, the extra dimensions are flat and we assume that the compactification radius is large compared with the size of the black hole. The four-dimensional on-brane metric corresponds to a slice through a higher-dimensional Schwarzschild-Tangherlini black hole geometry and depends on the number of bulk space-time dimensions. The quantum scalar field is in a thermal state at the Hawking temperature. An exact, closed-form expression is derived for the renormalized expectation value of the square of the quantum scalar field on the event horizon of the black hole. Outside the event horizon, this renormalized expectation value is computed numerically. The answer depends on the number of bulk space-time dimensions, with a magnitude which increases rapidly as the number of bulk space-time dimensions increases.

  15. Vacuum polarization on the brane

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    Breen, Cormac; Hewitt, Matthew; Winstanley, Elizabeth; Ottewill, Adrian C.

    2015-10-01

    We compute the renormalized expectation value of the square of a massless, conformally coupled, quantum scalar field on the brane of a higher-dimensional black hole. Working in the AADD brane-world scenario, the extra dimensions are flat and we assume that the compactification radius is large compared with the size of the black hole. The four-dimensional on-brane metric corresponds to a slice through a higher-dimensional Schwarzschild-Tangherlini black hole geometry and depends on the number of bulk space-time dimensions. The quantum scalar field is in a thermal state at the Hawking temperature. An exact, closed-form expression is derived for the renormalized expectation value of the square of the quantum scalar field on the event horizon of the black hole. Outside the event horizon, this renormalized expectation value is computed numerically. The answer depends on the number of bulk space-time dimensions, with a magnitude which increases rapidly as the number of bulk space-time dimensions increases.

  16. Interactions involving D-branes

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    We investigate some aspects of the spectrum of D-branes and their interactions with closed strings. As argued earlier, a collection of many D-strings behaves at large dilaton values as a single multiply wound string. We use this result and T-duality transformations to show that a similar phenomenon occurs for effective strings produced by wrapping p-branes on a small (p-1)-dimensional torus, for suitable coupling. To understand the decay of an excited D-string at large dilaton values, we study the decay of an elementary string at small dilaton values. A long string, multiply wound on a circle, with a small excitation energy is found to predominantly decay into another string with the same winding number, and an unwound closed string (rather than two wound strings). This decay amplitude agrees, under duality, with the decay amplitude computed using the Born-Infeld action for the D-string. We compute the absorption cross section for the D-brane model studied by Callan and Maldacena. The absorption cross section for the dilaton equals that for the scalars obtained by reduction of the graviton, and both agree with the cross section expected from a classical hole with the same charges. (orig.)

  17. Radion and moduli stabilization from induced brane actions in higher-dimensional brane worlds

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    Charmousis, C.; U. Ellwanger

    2004-01-01

    We consider a 4+N-dimensional brane world with 2 co-dimension 1 branes in an empty bulk. The two branes have N-1 of their extra dimensions compactified on a sphere S^(N-1), whereas the ordinary 4 spacetime directions are Poincare invariant. An essential input are induced stress-energy tensors on the branes providing different tensions for the spherical and flat part of the branes. The junction conditions - notably through their extra dimensional components - fix both the distance between the ...

  18. Cosmological singularity

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    Belinski, V

    2009-01-01

    The talk at international conference in honor of Ya. B. Zeldovich 95th Anniversary, Minsk, Belarus, April 2009. The talk represents a review of the old results and contemporary development on the problem of cosmological singularity.

  19. Neutrino cosmology

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    These lectures offer a self-contained review of the role of neutrinos in cosmology. The first part deals with the question 'What is a neutrino.' and describes in a historical context the theoretical ideas and experimental discoveries related to the different types of neutrinos and their properties. The basic differences between the Dirac neutrino and the Majorana neutrino are pointed out and the evidence for different neutrino 'flavours', neutrino mass, and neutrino oscillations is discussed. The second part summarizes current views on cosmology, particularly as they are affected by recent theoretical and experimental advances in high-energy particle physics. Finally, the close relationship between neutrino physics and cosmology is brought out in more detail, to show how cosmological constraints can limit the various theoretical possibilities for neutrinos and, more particularly, how increasing knowledge of neutrino properties can contribute to our understanding of the origin, history, and future of the Universe. The level is that of the beginning graduate student. (orig.)

  20. Cosmology Solved?

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    Turner, M S

    1998-01-01

    For two decades the hot big-bang model as been referred to as the standard cosmology -- and for good reason. For just as long cosmologists have known that there are fundamental questions that are not answered by the standard cosmology and point to a grander theory. The best candidate for that grander theory is inflation + cold dark matter; it can extend our understanding of the Universe back to 10^-32 sec. There is now prima facie evidence for the two basic tenets of this new paradigm: flat Universe and scale-invariant spectrum of Gaussian density perturbations, and an avalanche of telling cosmological observations is coming. If inflation + cold dark matter is correct, then there are new, fundamental questions to be answered, most notably the nature of the dark energy that seems to account for 60% of the critical density and how inflation fits into a unified theory of the forces and particles. These are exciting times in cosmology!

  1. Neutrino cosmology

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    Lesgourgues, Julien; Miele, Gennaro; Pastor, Sergio

    2013-01-01

    The role that neutrinos have played in the evolution of the Universe is the focus of one of the most fascinating research areas that has stemmed from the interplay between cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics. In this self-contained book, the authors bring together all aspects of the role of neutrinos in cosmology, spanning from leptogenesis to primordial nucleosynthesis, their role in CMB and structure formation, to the problem of their direct detection. The book starts by guiding the reader through aspects of fundamental neutrino physics, such as the standard cosmological model and the statistical mechanics in the expanding Universe, before discussing the history of neutrinos in chronological order from the very early stages until today. This timely book will interest graduate students and researchers in astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics, who work with either a theoretical or experimental focus.

  2. Cosmological Perturbations

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    Lesgourges, J.

    2013-08-01

    We present a self-contained summary of the theory of linear cosmological perturbations. We emphasize the effect of the six parameters of the minimal cosmological model, first, on the spectrum of Cosmic Microwave Background temperature anisotropies, and second, on the linear matter power spectrum. We briefly review at the end the possible impact of a few non-minimal dark matter and dark energy models.

  3. Strong Gravitational Lensing in a Brane-World Black Hole

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    Li, GuoPing; Feng, Zhongwen; Zu, Xiaotao

    2015-01-01

    Adopting the strong field limit approach, we investigated the strong gravitational lensing in a Brane-World black hole, which means that the strong field limit coefficients and the deflection angle in this gravitational field are obtained. With this result, it can be said with certainly that the strong gravitational lensing is related to the metric of gravitational fields closely, the cosmology parameter {\\alpha} and the dark matter parameter \\b{eta} come from the Brane-World black hole exerts a great influence on it. Comparing with the Schwarzschild-AdS spacetime and the Schwarzschild-XCMD spacetime, the parameters {\\alpha}, \\b{eta} of black holes have the similar effects on the gravitational lensing. In some way, we infer that the real gravitational fields in our universe can be described by this metric, so the results of the strong gravitational lensing in this spacetime will be more reasonable for us to observe. Finally, it has to be noticed that the influence which the parameters {\\alpha}, \\b{eta} exerte...

  4. Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in General Relativity. Brane World Concept

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    Meierovich, Boris E

    2009-01-01

    Gravitational properties of a hedge-hog type topological defect in two extra dimensions are considered in General Relativity employing a vector as the order parameter. The developed macroscopic theory of phase transitions with spontaneous symmetry breaking is applied to the analysis of possible "thick" brane structures. The previous considerations were done using the order parameter in the form of a multiplet in a target space of scalar fields. The difference of these two approaches is analyzed and demonstrated in detail. There are two different symmetries of regular solutions of Einstein equations for a hedgehog type vector order parameter. Both solutions are analyzed in parallel analytically and numerically. Regular configurations in cases of vector order parameter have one more free parameter in comparison with the scalar multiplet solutions. It is shown that the existence of a negative cosmological constant is sufficient for the spontaneous symmetry breaking of the initially plain bulk. Regular configurat...

  5. Covariant Quantization of D-branes

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    Kallosh, Renata

    1997-01-01

    We have found that kappa-symmetry allows a covariant quantization provided the ground state of the theory is strictly massive. For D-p-branes a Hamiltonian analysis is performed to explain the existence of a manifestly supersymmetric and Lorentz covariant description of the BPS states of the theory. The covariant quantization of the D-0-brane is presented as an example.

  6. Stacking non-BPS D-branes

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    We present a candidate supergravity solution for a stacked configuration of stable non-BPS D-branes in Type II string theory compactified on T4/Z2. This gives a supergravity description of nonabelian tachyon condensation on the brane woldvolume. (author)

  7. Topological Strings and $D$-Branes

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    Vancea, Ion V.

    2004-01-01

    In this talk we give a brief review of the algebraic structure behind the open and closed topological strings and $D$-branes and emphasize the role of tensor category and the Frobenius algebra. Also, we speculate on the possibility of generalizing the topological strings and the $D$-branes through the subfactor theory.

  8. Supergravity p-branes reexamined: Extra parameters, uniqueness, and topological censorship

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    We perform a complete integration of the Einstein-dilaton-antisymmetric form action describing black p-branes in arbitrary dimensions assuming the transverse space to be homogeneous and possessing spherical, toroidal, or hyperbolic topology. The generic solution contains eight parameters satisfying one constraint. Asymptotically flat solutions form a five-parametric subspace, while conditions of regularity of the nondegenerate event horizon further restrict this number to 3, which can be related to the mass and charge densities and the asymptotic value of the dilaton. In the case of a degenerate horizon, this number is reduced by 1. Our derivation constitutes a constructive proof of the uniqueness theorem for p-branes with the homogeneous transverse space. No asymptotically flat solutions with toroidal or hyperbolic transverse space within the considered class are shown to exist, which result can be viewed as a demonstration of the topological censorship for p-branes. From our considerations it follows, in particular, that some previously discussed p-brane-like solutions with extra parameters do not satisfy the standard conditions of asymptotic flatness and absence of naked singularities. We also explore the same system in presence of a cosmological constant and derive a complete analytic solution for higher-dimensional charged topological black holes, thus proving their uniqueness

  9. Perturbations on and off de Sitter brane in anti-de Sitter bulk

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    Libanov, M

    2016-01-01

    Motivated by holographic models of (pseudo)conformal Universe, we carry out complete analysis of linearized metric perturbations in the time-dependent two-brane setup of the Lykken-Randall type. We present the equations of motion for the scalar, vector and tensor perturbations and identify light modes in the spectrum, which are scalar radion and transverse-traceless graviton. We show that there are no other modes in the discrete part of the spectrum. We pay special attention to properties of light modes and show, in particular, that the radion has red power spectrum at late times, as anticipated on holographic grounds. Unlike the graviton, the radion survives in the single-brane limit, when one of the branes is sent to the adS boundary. These properties imply that potentially observable features characteristic of the 4d (pseudo)conformal cosmology, such as statistical anisotropy and specific shapes of non-Gaussianity, are inherent also in holographic conformal models as well as in brane world inflation.

  10. dS/CFT, Censorship, Instability of Hyperbolic Horizons, and Spacelike Branes

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    McInnes, B

    2003-01-01

    Cosmic Censorship relies on the validity of an energy condition, usually taken to be the Dominant Energy Condition. The dS/CFT correspondence furnishes a context in which the DEC can be {\\it deduced} and need not be assumed; on the other hand, naked singularities arise naturally in asymptotically deSitter spaces when the cosmological horizon has a hyperbolic structure, and there is evidence that the boundary CFT is unitary precisely in this case. Thus, Cosmic Censorship and the dS/CFT correspondence are closely related and can shed light on each other. We argue that the Seiberg-Witten "large brane" stability criterion implies that AdS black holes with hyperbolic event horizons are radically unstable in string theory. A non-trivial adaptation of this result to the deSitter case implies that naked singularities associated with hyperbolic cosmological horizons cannot be stable. We suggest that the Hull-Gutperle-Strominger spacelike branes [specifically, "late branes"] may be responsible for this effect. Thus Cen...

  11. Fine-tuning with Brane-Localized Flux in 6D Supergravity

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    Niedermann, Florian

    2015-01-01

    There are claims in the literature that the cosmological constant problem could be solved in a braneworld model with two large (micron-sized) supersymmetric extra dimensions. The mechanism relies on two basic ingredients: First, the cosmological constant only curves the compact bulk geometry into a rugby shape, while the 4D curvature stays flat. Second, a brane-localized flux term is introduced in order to circumvent Weinberg's fine-tuning argument, which otherwise enters here through a backdoor via the flux quantization condition. In this paper, we show that the latter mechanism does not work in the way it was designed: The only localized flux coupling that leads to a flat on-brane geometry is one which preserves the scale invariance of the bulk theory. Consequently, Weinberg's argument applies, making a fine-tuning necessary again. The only remaining window of opportunity lies within scale invariance breaking brane couplings, for which the tuning could be avoided. Whether the corresponding nonzero 4D curvat...

  12. Fine-tuning with brane-localized flux in 6D supergravity

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    Niedermann, Florian; Schneider, Robert

    2016-02-01

    There are claims in the literature that the cosmological constant problem could be solved in a braneworld model with two large (micron-sized) supersymmetric extra dimensions. The mechanism relies on two basic ingredients: first, the cosmological constant only curves the compact bulk geometry into a rugby shape while the 4D curvature stays flat. Second, a brane-localized flux term is introduced in order to circumvent Weinberg's fine-tuning argument, which otherwise enters here through a backdoor via the flux quantization condition. In this paper, we show that the latter mechanism does not work in the way it was designed: the only localized flux coupling that guarantees a flat on-brane geometry is one which preserves the scale invariance of the bulk theory. Consequently, Weinberg's argument applies, making a fine-tuning necessary again. The only remaining window of opportunity lies within scale invariance breaking brane couplings, for which the tuning could be avoided. Whether the corresponding 4D curvature could be kept under control and in agreement with the observed value will be answered in our companion paper [1].

  13. A comment on Calabi-Yau vacua of the string theory and the cosmological constant problem

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    Park, Eun Kyung

    2013-01-01

    We propose a new type of self-tuning mechanism to address the cosmological constant problem, based on the viewpoint that our three-dimensional space is a stack of the BPS D3-branes located at the conifold singularity of the Calabi-Yau three-fold. In this self-tuning mechanism the four-dimensional cosmological constant $\\lambda$ appears as a sum of two types, NS-NS type and R-R type, of vacuum energies on the brane and these two types of vacuum energies are forced to cancel by field equations so that $\\lambda$ tunes itself to zero as a result. Also in this self-tuning mechanism the $d=4$ supersymmetry is broken in the brane region, while maintaining $\\lambda =0$ in both the brane and bulk regions. The supersymmetry breaking occurs as a result of the gauge symmetry breaking of the R-R four-form arising at the quantum level. So the brane region is locally anomalous. But the total anomaly of the brane region vanishes by the self-tuning condition $\\lambda=0$. The substance of the supersymmetry breaking term of the...

  14. Observations on fluxes near anti-branes

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    Cohen-Maldonado, Diego; Van Riet, Thomas; Vercnocke, Bert

    2015-01-01

    We revisit necessary conditions for gluing local (anti)-D3 throats into flux throats with opposite charge. These consistency conditions typically reveal singularities in the 3-form fluxes whose meaning is being debated. In this note we prove, under well-motivated assumptions, that singularities remain even when the anti-D3 branes are puffed up into spherical NS5 branes. It does not seem possible to ascribe the singular flux to the self-energy of the 5-branes but rather to the singular clumping of the background fluxes. We furthermore comment on the gluing conditions at finite temperature and point out that one specific assumption of a recent no-go theorem can be broken if anti-branes are to polarise into spherical NS5 branes at zero temperature. Our first result, however, casts some doubt on whether this gap in the no-go theorem can be successfully employed to construct finite temperature solutions.

  15. Hydrodynamics and Elasticity of Charged Black Branes

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    Gath, Jakob

    -order corrected dynamics of uid branes carrying higher-form charge by obtaining the general form of their equations of motion to pole-dipole order in the absence of external forces. To monopole order, we characterize the corresponding effective theory of viscous uid branes by writing down the general form...... of the first-order dissipative corrections in terms of the shear and bulk viscosities as well as the transport coefficient associated with charge di usion. To dipole order, we furthermore, applying linear response theory, characterize the corresponding effective theory of stationary bent charged (an...... the first-order dispersion relations of the effective uid and analyze the dynamical stability of the black branes. We then focus on constructing stationary strained charged black brane solutions to rst order in a derivative expansion. Using solution generating techniques and the bent neutral black brane...

  16. Configurational entropy in brane-world models

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    Correa, R. A. C., E-mail: fis04132@gmail.com [CCNH, Universidade Federal do ABC, 09210-580, Santo André, SP (Brazil); Rocha, Roldão da, E-mail: roldao.rocha@ufabc.edu.br [CMCC, Universidade Federal do ABC, 09210-580, Santo André, SP (Brazil); International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Via Bonomea 265, 34136, Trieste (Italy)

    2015-11-02

    In this work we investigate the entropic information on thick brane-world scenarios and its consequences. The brane-world entropic information is studied for the sine-Gordon model and hence the brane-world entropic information measure is shown to be an accurate way for providing the most suitable range for the bulk AdS curvature, in particular from the informational content of physical solutions. Besides, the brane-world configurational entropy is employed to demonstrate a high organisational degree in the structure of the configuration of the system, for large values of a parameter of the sine-Gordon model but the one related to the AdS curvature. The Gleiser and Stamatopoulos procedure is finally applied in order to achieve a precise correlation between the energy of the system and the brane-world configurational entropy.

  17. Defect (p,q five-branes

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    Tetsuji Kimura

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available We study a local description of composite five-branes of codimension two. The formulation is constructed by virtue of SL(2,Z×SL(2,Z monodromy associated with two-torus. Applying conjugate monodromy transformations to the complex structures of the two-torus, we obtain a field configuration of a defect (p,q five-brane. This is a composite state of p defect NS5-branes and q exotic 522-branes. We also obtain a new example of hyper-Kähler geometry. This is an ALG space, a generalization of an ALF space which asymptotically has a tri-holomorphic two-torus action. This geometry appears in the conjugate configuration of a single defect KK5-brane.

  18. Wavefunctions on magnetized branes in the conifold

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    Abe, Hiroyuki; Oikawa, Akane; Otsuka, Hajime

    2016-07-01

    We study wavefunctions on D7-branes with magnetic fluxes in the conifold. Since some supersymmetric embeddings of D-branes on the AdS 5 × T 1,1 geometry are known, we consider one of the embeddings, especially the spacetime filling D7-branes in which (a part of) the standard model is expected to be realized. The explicit form of induced metric on the D7-branes allows us to solve the Laplace and Dirac equations to evaluate matter wavefunctions in extra dimensions analytically. We find that the zeromode wavefunctions can be localized depending on the configuration of magnetic fluxes on D7-branes, and show some phenomenological aspects.

  19. Configurational entropy in brane-world models

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    In this work we investigate the entropic information on thick brane-world scenarios and its consequences. The brane-world entropic information is studied for the sine-Gordon model and hence the brane-world entropic information measure is shown to be an accurate way for providing the most suitable range for the bulk AdS curvature, in particular from the informational content of physical solutions. Besides, the brane-world configurational entropy is employed to demonstrate a high organisational degree in the structure of the configuration of the system, for large values of a parameter of the sine-Gordon model but the one related to the AdS curvature. The Gleiser and Stamatopoulos procedure is finally applied in order to achieve a precise correlation between the energy of the system and the brane-world configurational entropy

  20. Configurational entropy in brane-world models

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    In this work we investigate the entropic information on thick brane-world scenarios and its consequences. The brane-world entropic information is studied for the sine-Gordon model and hence the brane-world entropic information measure is shown to be an accurate way for providing the most suitable range for the bulk AdS curvature, in particular from the informational content of physical solutions. Besides, the brane-world configurational entropy is employed to demonstrate a high organisational degree in the structure of the configuration of the system, for large values of a parameter of the sine-Gordon model but the one related to the AdS curvature. The Gleiser and Stamatopoulos procedure is finally applied in order to achieve a precise correlation between the energy of the system and the brane-world configurational entropy. (orig.)

  1. Defect (p,q) Five-branes

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    Kimura, Tetsuji

    2015-01-01

    We study the local description of composite five-branes of codimension two. The formulation is constructed by virtue of the $SL(2,{\\mathbb Z}) \\times SL(2,{\\mathbb Z)}$ monodromy associated with two-torus. Applying the conjugate monodromy transformations to the complex structures of the two-torus, we obtain the field configuration of the defect $(p,q)$ five-branes. This is the composite state of $p$ defect NS5-branes and $q$ exotic $5^2_2$-branes. We also obtain a new hyper-K\\"{a}hler geometry. This is an ALG space, a generalization of an ALF space which asymptotically has a tri-holomorphic two-torus action. This geometry appears in the conjugate configuration of the single defect KK5-brane.

  2. Note on four Dp-branes at angles

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    In this note we analyse the dynamical potential of a system of four Dp-branes at arbitrary angles. The equilibrium configurations for various values of the relative angles and distances among branes are discussed. The known configurations of parallel branes and brane-antibranes are obtained at extrema of the dynamical potential. (author)

  3. Note on Four Dp-Branes at Angles

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    Vancea, Ion-Vasile

    2001-04-01

    In this note we analyse the dynamical potential of a system of four Dp-branes at arbitrary angles. The equilibrium configurations for various values of the relative angles and distances among branes are discussed. The known configurations of parallel branes and brane-antibranes are obtained at extrema of the dynamical potential.

  4. Note on Four Dp-Branes at Angles

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    Vancea, Ion V.

    2000-01-01

    In this note we analyse the dynamical potential of a system of four $Dp$-branes at arbitrary angles. The equilibrium configurations for various values of the relative angles and distances among branes are discussed. The known configurations of parallel branes and brane-antibranes are obtained at extrema of the dynamical potential.

  5. Critical Cosmology in Higher Order Gravity

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    Kan, Nahomi; Shiraishi, Kiyoshi

    2012-01-01

    We construct the higher order terms of curvatures in Lagrangians of the scale factor for the Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker universe, which are linear in the second derivative of the scale factor with respect to cosmic time. It is shown that they are composed from the Lovelock tensors at the first step; iterative construction yields arbitrarily high order terms. The relation to the former work on higher order gravity is discussed. Despite the absence of scalar degrees of freedom in cosmological models which come from our Lagrangian, it is shown that an inflationary behavior of the scale factor can be found. The application to the thick brane solutions is also studied.

  6. Cosmic D--term Strings as Wrapped D3 Branes

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    Halyo, E

    2004-01-01

    We describe cosmic D--term strings as D3 branes wrapped on a resolved conifold. The matter content that gives rise to D--term strings is shown to describe the world--volume theory of a space--filling D3 brane transverse to the conifold which itself is a wrapped D5 brane. We show that, in this brane theory, the tension of the wrapped D3 brane mathces that of the D--term string. We argue that there is a new type of cosmic string which arises from fractional D1 branes on the world--volume of a fractional D3 brane.

  7. Symmetry of Generalized Randall-Sundrum Model and Distribution of 3-Branes in Six-Dimensional Spacetime

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    Feng, Sheng-Fei; Huang, Yong-Chang; Liu, Xin; Zhao, Ying-Jie

    2015-01-01

    A generalization from the usual $5$-dimensional two-brane Randall-Sundrum (RS) model to a $6$-dimensional multi-brane RS model is presented. The extra dimensions are extended from one to two; correspondingly the single-variable warp function is generalized to be a double-variable function, to represent the two extra dimensions. In the analysis of the Einstein equation we have two remarkable discoveries. One is that, when branes are absent, the cosmological parameter distributed in the two extra dimensions acts as a function describing a family of circles. These circles are not artificially added ones but stem from the equations of motion, while their radii are inversely proportional to the square root of the cosmological parameter. The other discovery is that, on any circle, there symmetrically distribute four branes. Their tensions, $V_1 \\sim V_4$, satisfy a particular relationship $V_1=V_3=-V_2=-V_4=3M^4$, where $M$ is the $6$-dimensional fundamental scale of the RS model.

  8. Primordial cosmology

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    Montani, Giovanni

    1. Historical picture. 1.1. The concept of universe through the centuries. 1.2. The XIX century knowledge. 1.3. Birth of scientific cosmology. 1.4. The genesis of the hot big bang model. 1.5. Guidelines to the literature -- 2. Fundamental tools. 2.1. Einstein equations. 2.2. Matter fields. 2.3. Hamiltonian formulation of the dynamics. 2.4. Synchronous reference system. 2.5. Tetradic formalism. 2.6. Gauge-like formulation of GR. 2.7. Singularity theorems. 2.8. Guidelines to the literature -- 3. The structure and dynamics of the isotropic universe. 3.1. The RW geometry. 3.2. The FRW cosmology. 3.3. Dissipative cosmologies. 3.4. Inhomogeneous fluctuations in the universe. 3.5. General relativistic perturbation theory. 3.6. The Lemaitre-Tolmann-Bondi spherical solution. 3.7. Guidelines to the literature -- 4. Features of the observed universe. 4.1. Current status: The concordance model. 4.2. The large-scale structure. 4.3. The acceleration of the universe. 4.4. The cosmic microwave background. 4.5. Guidelines to the literature -- 5. The theory of inflation. 5.1. The shortcomings of the standard cosmology. 5.2. The inflationary paradigm. 5.3. Presence of a self-interacting scalar field. 5.4. Inflationary dynamics. 5.5. Solution to the shortcomings of the standard cosmology. 5.6. General features. 5.7. Possible explanations for the present acceleration of the universe. 5.8. Guidelines to the literature -- 6. Inhomogeneous quasi-isotropic cosmologies. 6.1. Quasi-isotropic solution. 6.2. The presence of ultrarelativistic matter. 6.3. The role of a massless scalar field. 6.4. The role of an electromagnetic field. 6.5. Quasi-isotropic inflation. 6.6. Quasi-isotropic viscous solution. 6.7. Guidelines to the literature -- 7. Homogeneous universes. 7.1. Homogeneous cosmological models. 7.2. Kasner solution. 7.3. The dynamics of the Bianchi models. 7.4. Bianchi types VIII and IX models. 7.5. Dynamical systems approach. 7.6. Multidimensional homogeneous universes. 7.7. Guidelines

  9. Dimensionless cosmology

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    Narimani, Ali; Scott, Douglas

    2011-01-01

    Although it is possible that some fundamental physical constants could vary in time, it is important to only consider dimensionless combinations, such as the fine structure constant or the equivalent coupling constant for gravity. Once all such dimensionless numbers have been given, then we can be sure that our cosmological picture is governed by the same physical laws as that of another civilization with an entirely different set of units. An additional feature of the standard model of cosmology raises an extra complication, namely that the epoch at which we live is a crucial part of the model. This can be defined by giving the value of any one of the evolving cosmological parameters. It takes some care to avoid inconsistent results for constraints on variable constants, which could be caused by effectively fixing more than one parameter today. We show examples of this effect by considering in some detail the physics of Big Bang nucleosynthesis, recombination and microwave background anisotropies, being care...

  10. Recent developments in string model-building and cosmology

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    Cicoli, Michele

    2016-01-01

    In this talk I discuss recent developments in moduli stabilisation, SUSY breaking and chiral D-brane models together with several interesting features of cosmological models built in the framework of type IIB string compactifications. I show that a non-trivial pre-inflationary dynamics can give rise to a power loss at large angular scales for which there have been mounting observational hints from both WMAP and Planck. I then describe different stringy embeddings of inflationary models which ...

  11. On Anthropic Solutions of the Cosmological Constant Problem

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    Banks, Tom; Dine, Michael; Motl, Lubos

    2000-01-01

    Motivated by recent work of Bousso and Polchinski (BP), we study theories which explain the small value of the cosmological constant using the anthropic principle. We argue that simultaneous solution of the gauge hierarchy problem is a strong constraint on any such theory. We exhibit three classes of models which satisfy these constraints. The first is a version of the BP model with precisely two large dimensions. The second involves 6-branes and antibranes wrapped on supersymmetric 3-cycles ...

  12. Randall-Sundrum cosmological model with nonminimal derivative coupling of scalar field

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    Widiyani, Agustina, E-mail: widiyani18@gmail.com; Suroso, Agus, E-mail: agussuroso@fi.itb.ac.id; Zen, Freddy P., E-mail: fpzen@fi.itb.ac.id [Theoretical Physics Laboratory, THEPI Division Indonesia Center for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (ICTMP) Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Institut Teknologi Bandung Jl. Ganeca 10 Bandung, 40132 (Indonesia)

    2015-04-16

    Nonminimal derivative coupling (NMDC) of scalar field in time-dependent Randall-Sundrum model is investigated. Firstly, we take a simple relation between the scale factor on the brane, a(t), and the scale factor of the extradimension, b(t), as b = a{sup γ} where γ is a constant. Then, we derive the Einstein equation and find its cosmological solution for a special case of static extra dimension, γ = 0. As the result, we find that de Sitter solution is a typical solution of our model. We also find that the brane tension which is related to cosmological constant on the brane is related to the coupling constant of the model.

  13. Cosmological magnetogenesis

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    Observations indicate the presence of a magnetic field at galactic and cosmological scales. However, the origin of these magnetic fields is not well understood. There is enough motivation to look into the primordial origin of magnetic field, which essentially requires the breaking of conformal invariance of Maxwell's theory. Several mechanisms to generate primordial magnetic field have been proposed. A brief overview of those models has been presented. Central problem of the models within inflationary paradigm has been addressed. Possibilities to generate primordial magnetic field beyond inflationary framework are mentioned. A toy model for bouncing cosmology has been presented to understand the idea of magnetogenesis in such models

  14. Viscous Cosmology

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    Barbosa, C M S; Piattella, O F; Velten, H E S; Zimdahl, W

    2015-01-01

    We discuss the possibility to implement a viscous cosmological model, attributing to the dark matter component a behaviour described by bulk viscosity. Since bulk viscosity implies negative pressure, this rises the possibility to unify the dark sector. At the same time, the presence of dissipative effects may alleviate the so called small scale problems in the $\\Lambda$CDM model. While the unified viscous description for the dark sector does not lead to consistent results, the non-linear behaviour indeed improves the situation with respect to the standard cosmological model.

  15. Axion Cosmology

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    2012-01-01

    In this master's thesis we study the cosmological consequences of the new scalar field, the axion, that appears in the U(1)_PQ extension of the standard model of particle physics. We start by presenting some essential fragments of the standard model of Big Bang cosmology, that are needed when we describe the evolution of the axion field in the early Universe. We also review the basics of phase transitions in the early Universe, and go through the creation and evolution of the topological defe...

  16. Fine-tuning problem in five-dimensional brane world models

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    Fine tuning may be called a main disadvantage of the Randall-sundrum model, being the most popular brane world model, constructed quite artificially in the five-dimensional space-time. It needs a bare multidimensional cosmological constant, which is related strictly to the four-dimensional tension. We try to avoid this problem of naturalness, introducing a perfect fluid with arbitrary linear equations of state in both three-dimensional external and one-dimensional internal spaces. This model represents the direct generalization of the Randall-Sundrum one. We derive equations for background metric coefficients, determining a wide class of new exact solutions, and discuss uselessness of subsequent development of brane world models in view of their unjustified plurality

  17. E3-brane instantons and baryonic operators for D3-branes on toric singularities

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    Forcella, Davide; García-Etxebarria, Iñaki; Uranga, Angel

    2009-03-01

    We consider the couplings induced on the world-volume field theory of D3-branes at local toric Calabi-Yau singularities by euclidean D3-brane (E3-brane) instantons wrapped on (non-compact) holomorphic 4-cycles. These instantons produce insertions of BPS baryonic or mesonic operators of the four-dimensional Script N = 1 quiver gauge theory. We argue that these systems underlie, via the near-horizon limit, the familiar AdS/CFT map between BPS operators and D3-branes wrapped on supersymmetric 3-cycles on the 5d horizon. The relation implies that there must exist E3-brane instantons with appropriate fermion mode spectrum and couplings, such that their non-perturbative effects on the D3-branes induce operators forming a generating set for all BPS operators of the quiver CFT. We provide a constructive argument for this correspondence, thus supporting the picture.

  18. Electromagnetic perturbations in new brane world scenarios

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    Molina, C; Torrejon, T E M

    2016-01-01

    In this work we consider electromagnetic dynamics in Randall-Sundrum branes. It is derived a family of four-dimensional spacetimes compatible with Randall-Sundrum brane worlds, focusing on asymptotic flat backgrounds. Maximal extensions of the solutions are constructed and their causal structures are discussed. These spacetimes include singular, non-singular and extreme black holes. Maxwell's electromagnetic field is introduced and its evolution is studied in an extensive numerical survey. Electromagnetic quasinormal mode spectra are derived and analyzed with time-dependent and high order WKB methods. Our results indicate that the black holes in the brane are electromagnetically stable.

  19. Electromagnetic perturbations in new brane world scenarios

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    Molina, C.; Pavan, A. B.; Medina Torrejón, T. E.

    2016-06-01

    In this work, we consider electromagnetic dynamics in Randall-Sundrum branes. It is derived from a family of four-dimensional spacetimes compatible with Randall-Sundrum brane worlds, focusing on asymptotic flat backgrounds. Maximal extensions of the solutions are constructed, and their causal structures are discussed. These spacetimes include singular, nonsingular, and extreme black holes. Maxwell's electromagnetic field is introduced, and its evolution is studied in an extensive numerical survey. Electromagnetic quasinormal mode spectra are derived and analyzed with time-dependent and high-order WKB methods. Our results indicate that the black holes in the brane are electromagnetically stable.

  20. Denouement of a Wormhole-Brane Encounter

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    Rodrigo, Enrico

    2009-01-01

    Higher-dimensional black holes have long been considered within the context of brane worlds. Recently, it was shown that the brane-world ethos also permits the consideration of higher-dimensional wormholes. When such a wormhole, preexisting in the bulk, impinges upon our universe, taken to be a positive-tension 3-brane, it can induce the creation in our universe of a wormhole of ordinary dimensionality. The throat of this wormhole might fully constrict, pinch off, and thus birth a baby univer...

  1. Notes on unoriented D-brane instantons

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    Bianchi, Massimo

    2009-01-01

    In the first lecture, we discuss basic aspects of worldsheet and penta-brane instantons as well as (unoriented) D-brane instantons, which is our main focus here, and threshold corrections to BPS-saturated couplings. The second lecture is devoted to non-perturbative superpotentials generated by `gauge' and `exotic' instantons living on D3-branes at orientifold singularities. In the third lecture we discuss the interplay between worldsheet and D-string instantons on $T^4/Z_2$. We focus on a 4-fermi amplitude, give Heterotic and perturbative Type I descriptions, and offer a multi D-string instanton interpretation. We conclude with possible interesting developments.

  2. Collective excitations of massive flavor branes

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    Itsios, Georgios; Jokela, Niko; Ramallo, Alfonso V.

    2016-01-01

    We study the intersections of two sets of D-branes of different dimensionalities. This configuration is dual to a supersymmetric gauge theory with flavor hypermultiplets in the fundamental representation of the gauge group which live on the defect of the unflavored theory determined by the directions common to the two types of branes. One set of branes is dual to the color degrees of freedom, while the other set adds flavor to the system. We work in the quenched approximation, i.e., where the...

  3. Introductory Lectures on D-Branes

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    Vancea, I. V.

    2001-01-01

    This is a pedagogical introduction to D-branes, addressed to graduate students in field theory and particle physics and to other beginners in string theory. I am not going to review the most recent results since there are already many good papers on web devoted to that. Instead, I will present some old techniques in some detail in order to show how some basic properties of strinfs and branes as the massless spectrum of string, the effective action of D-branes and their tension can be computed...

  4. Universal turbulence on branes in holography

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    Hashimoto, Koji; Sonoda, Akihiko

    2015-01-01

    At a meson melting transition in holographic QCD, a weak turbulence of mesons was found with critical embeddings of probe D-branes in gravity duals. The turbulent mesons have a power-law energy distribution $\\varepsilon_n \\propto (\\omega_n)^\\alpha$ where $\\omega_n$ is the mass of the $n$-th excited resonance of the meson tower. In this paper, we find that the turbulence power $\\alpha$ is universal, irrespective of how the transition is driven, by numerically calculating the power in various static brane setups at criticality. We also find that the power $\\alpha$ depends only on the cone dimensions of the probe D-branes.

  5. Models of Inflation on D-Branes

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    Halyo, E

    2003-01-01

    We obtain models of chaotic, slow--roll, hybrid and D--term inflation from the Hanany--Witten brane configuration and its deformations. The deformations are given by the different orientations of the branes and control the parameters of the scalar potential such as the inflaton mass, Yukawa couplings and the anomalous D--term. The different inflationary models are continuously connected and arise in different limits of the parameter space. We describe a compactified version of the brane construction that also leads to models of inflation.

  6. Axion Cosmology

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    Marsh, David J E

    2015-01-01

    Axions comprise a broad class of particles that can play a major role in explaining the unknown aspects of cosmology. They are also extraordinarily well-motivated within high energy physics, and so axion cosmology offers us a unique view onto these theories. I present a comprehensive and pedagogical view on the cosmology and astrophysics of axion-like particles, starting from inflation and progressing via the CMB and structure formation up to the present-day Universe. I briefly review the motivation and models for axions in particle physics and string theory. The primary focus is on the population of ultralight axions created via vacuum realignment, and its role as a dark matter (DM) candidate with distinctive phenomenology. Cosmological observations place robust constraints on the axion mass and relic density in this scenario, and I review where such constraints come from. I next cover aspects of galaxy formation with axion DM, and ways this can be used to further search for evidence of axions. An absolute l...

  7. Cosmological inflation

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    Enqvist, K

    2012-01-01

    The very basics of cosmological inflation are discussed. We derive the equations of motion for the inflaton field, introduce the slow-roll parameters, and present the computation of the inflationary perturbations and their connection to the temperature fluctuations of the cosmic microwave background.

  8. Cosmology on Compact and Stable Supergravity Background

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    Hailu, Girma

    2012-01-01

    We propose a cosmological model of D3-brane universe on compact and stable supergravity background of wrapped D7-branes in type IIB string theory previously argued to be dual to pure N=1 SU(N) gauge theory in four dimensions. A model universe of order Planck size near the UV boundary dynamically flows toward the IR with constant total energy density and accelerating expansion followed by smooth transition to decelerating expansion and collides with the wrapped D7-branes at the IR boundary. The model addresses the horizon and flatness problems with most of the expansion produced during the decelerating expansion phase. The inflationary scenario is used to generate sources of inhomogeneities in the cosmic microwave background radiation and seeds for large scale structure formation from quantum fluctuations which exit the Hubble radius early during the accelerating expansion phase and the model addresses the inhomogeneity problem with red tilt in the power spectrum. We propose that the kinetic energy of the mode...

  9. Near-horizon solutions for D3-branes ending on 5-branes

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    Aharony, Ofer; Berkooz, Micha; Shamir, Itamar

    2011-01-01

    We construct the type IIB supergravity solutions describing D3-branes ending on 5-branes, in the near-horizon limit of the D3-branes. Our solutions are holographically dual to the 4d N=4 SU(N) super-Yang-Mills (SYM) theory on a half-line, at large N and large 't Hooft coupling, with various boundary conditions that preserve half of the supersymmetry. We also construct additional smooth solutions dual to the N=4 SYM theory on a half-line, that do not have a clear interpretation as a near-horizon limit of D3-branes ending on 5-branes. All of the solutions are limiting cases of the general solutions with the same symmetries constructed in 2007 by D'Hoker, Estes and Gutperle. The classification of our solutions for D3-branes ending on 5-branes matches exactly with the general classification of boundary conditions for D3-branes ending on 5-branes by Gaiotto and Witten. We use the gravity duals to compute the one-point functions of some chiral operators in the N=4 SYM theory on a half-line at strong coupling, and f...

  10. Time-like geodesic structure of a spherically symmetric black hole in the brane-world

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    Zhou Sheng; Chen Ju-Hua; Wang Yong-Jiu

    2011-01-01

    Recently Malihe Heydari-Fard obtained a spherically symmetric exterior black hole solution in the brane-world scenario,which can be used to explain the galaxy rotation curves without postulating dark matter.By analysing the particle effective potential,we have investigated the time-like geodesic structure of the spherically symmetric black hole in the brane-world.We mainly take account of how the cosmological constant α and the stellar pressure β affect the time-like geodesic structure of the black hole.We find that the radial particle falls to the singularity from a finite distance or plunges into the singularity,depending on its initial conditions.But the non-radial time-like geodesic structure is more complex than the radial case.We find that the particle moves on the bound orbit or stable (unstable) circle orbit or plunges into the singularity,or reflects to infinity,depending on its energy and initial conditions.By comparing the particle effective potential curves for different values of the stellar pressure β and the cosmological constant α,we find that the stellar pressure parameter β does not affect the time-like geodesic structure of the black hole,but the cosmological constant α has an impact on its time-like geodesic structure.

  11. Time-like geodesic structure of a spherically symmetric black hole in the brane-world

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    Recently Malihe Heydari-Fard obtained a spherically symmetric exterior black hole solution in the brane-world scenario, which can be used to explain the galaxy rotation curves without postulating dark matter. By analysing the particle effective potential, we have investigated the time-like geodesic structure of the spherically symmetric black hole in the brane-world. We mainly take account of how the cosmological constant α and the stellar pressure β affect the time-like geodesic structure of the black hole. We find that the radial particle falls to the singularity from a finite distance or plunges into the singularity, depending on its initial conditions. But the non-radial time-like geodesic structure is more complex than the radial case. We find that the particle moves on the bound orbit or stable (unstable) circle orbit or plunges into the singularity, or reflects to infinity, depending on its energy and initial conditions. By comparing the particle effective potential curves for different values of the stellar pressure β and the cosmological constant α, we find that the stellar pressure parameter β does not affect the time-like geodesic structure of the black hole, but the cosmological constant α has an impact on its time-like geodesic structure. (general)

  12. Constraining brane inflationary magnetic field from cosmoparticle physics after Planck

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    Choudhury, Sayantan

    2015-10-01

    In this article, I have studied the cosmological and particle physics constraints on a generic class of large field (|Δ ϕ| > M p ) and small field (|Δ ϕ| sub-dominant feature of large scale coherent magnetic field after inflation gives two fold non-trivial characteristic constraints- on equation of state parameter ( w) and the corresponding energy scale during reheating ( ρ rh 1/4 ) epoch. Hence giving the proposal for avoiding the contribution of back-reaction from the magnetic field I have established a bound on the generic reheating characteristic parameter ( R rh ) and its rescaled version ( R sc ), to achieve large scale magnetic field within the prescribed setup and further apply the CMB constraints as obtained from recently observed Planck 2015 data and Planck+BICEP2+Keck Array joint constraints. Using all these derived results I have shown that it is possible to put further stringent constraints on various classes of large and small field inflationary models to break the degeneracy between various cosmological parameters within the framework of RSII. Finally, I have studied the consequences from two specific models of brane inflation-monomial and hilltop, after applying the constraints obtained from inflation and primordial magnetic field.

  13. Observations on fluxes near anti-branes

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    Cohen-Maldonado, Diego; Diaz, Juan; Van Riet, Thomas; Vercnocke, Bert

    2016-01-01

    We revisit necessary conditions for gluing local (anti-)D3 throats into flux throats with opposite charge. These consistency conditions typically reveal singularities in the 3-form fluxes whose meaning is being debated. In this note we prove, under well-motivated assumptions, that unphysical singularities can potentially be avoided when the anti-branes polarise into spherical NS5 branes, with a specific radius. If a consistent solution can then indeed be found, our analysis seems to suggests a rather large correction to the radius of the polarization sphere compared to the probe result. We furthermore comment on the gluing conditions at finite temperature and point out that one specific assumption of a recent no-go theorem can be broken if anti-branes are indeed to polarise into spherical NS5 branes at zero temperature.

  14. Warming up brane-antibrane inflation

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    We show that, in constructions with additional intersecting D-branes, brane-antibrane inflation may naturally occur in a warm regime, such that strong dissipative effects damp the inflaton's motion, greatly alleviating the associated η-problem. We illustrate this for D3-D3 inflation in flat space with additional flavor D7 branes, where for a Coulomb-like or quadratic hybrid potential a sufficient number of e-folds may be obtained for perturbative couplings and O(10-104) branes. This is in clear contrast with the corresponding cold scenarios, thus setting the stage for more realistic constructions within fully stabilized compactifications. Such models generically predict a negligible amount of tensor perturbations and non-Gaussianity fNL∼O(10).

  15. Brane Creation in M(atrix) Theory

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    Ho, P M; Ho, Pei-Ming; Wu, Yong-Shi

    1998-01-01

    We discuss, in the context of M(atrix) theory, the creation of a membrane suspended between two longitudinal five-branes when they cross each other. It is shown that the membrane creation originates from the degrees of freedom in the off-diagonal blocks which are related via dualities to the chiral fermionic zero mode on a 0-8 string. In the dual system of a D0-brane and a D8-brane in type IIA theory the half-integral charges associated with the "half"-strings are found to be connected to the well-known fermion-number fractionalization in the presence of a fermionic zero mode. At sufficiently short distances, the effective potential between the two five-branes is dominated by the zero mode contribution to the vacuum energy.

  16. Branes in the 2D black hole

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    Ribault, Sylvain E-mail: ribault@mth.kcl.ac.uk; Schomerus, Volker

    2004-02-01

    We present a comprehensive analysis of branes in the Euclidean 2D black hole (cigar). In particular, exact boundary states and annulus amplitudes are provided for D0-branes which are localized at the tip of the cigar as well as for two families of extended D1 and D2-branes. Our results are based on closely related studies for the Euclidean AdS3 model and, as predicted by the conjectured duality between the 2D black hole and the sine-Liouville model, they share many features with branes in Liouville theory. New features arise here due to the presence of closed string modes which are localized near the tip of the cigar. The paper concludes with some remarks on possible applications to exact tachyon condensation and matrix models. (author)

  17. Branes in the 2D black hole

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    Ribault, S; Ribault, Sylvain; Schomerus, Volker

    2004-01-01

    We present a comprehensive analysis of branes in the Euclidean 2D black hole (cigar). In particular, exact boundary states and annulus amplitudes are provided for D0-branes which are localized at the tip of the cigar as well as for two families of extended D1 and D2-branes. Our results are based on closely related studies for the Euclidean AdS3 model and, as predicted by the conjectured duality between the 2D black hole and the sine-Liouville model, they share many features with branes in Liouville theory. New features arise here due to the presence of closed string modes which are localized near the tip of the cigar. The paper concludes with some remarks on possible applications to exact tachyon condensation and matrix models.

  18. Branes in the 2D black hole

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    We present a comprehensive analysis of branes in the Euclidean 2D black hole (cigar). In particular, exact boundary states and annulus amplitudes are provided for D0-branes which are localized at the tip of the cigar as well as for two families of extended D1 and D2-branes. Our results are based on closely related studies for the Euclidean AdS3 model and, as predicted by the conjectured duality between the 2D black hole and the sine-Liouville model, they share many features with branes in Liouville theory. New features arise here due to the presence of closed string modes which are localized near the tip of the cigar. The paper concludes with some remarks on possible applications to exact tachyon condensation and matrix models. (author)

  19. D-Brane Bound States Redux

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    Sethi, S K; Sethi, Savdeep; Stern, Mark

    1998-01-01

    We study the existence of D-brane bound states at threshold in Type II string theories. In a number of situations, we can reduce the question of existence to quadrature, and the study of a particular limit of the propagator for the system of D-branes. This involves a derivation of an index theorem for a family of non-Fredholm operators. In support of the conjectured relation between compactified eleven-dimensional supergravity and Type IIA string theory, we show that a bound state exists for two coincident zero-branes. This result also provides support for the conjectured description of M-theory as a matrix model. In addition, we provide further evidence that there are no BPS bound states for two and three-branes twice wrapped on Calabi-Yau vanishing cycles.

  20. Axion cosmology

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    Marsh, David J. E.

    2016-07-01

    Axions comprise a broad class of particles that can play a major role in explaining the unknown aspects of cosmology. They are also well-motivated within high energy physics, appearing in theories related to CP-violation in the standard model, supersymmetric theories, and theories with extra-dimensions, including string theory, and so axion cosmology offers us a unique view onto these theories. I review the motivation and models for axions in particle physics and string theory. I then present a comprehensive and pedagogical view on the cosmology and astrophysics of axion-like particles, starting from inflation and progressing via BBN, the CMB, reionization and structure formation, up to the present-day Universe. Topics covered include: axion dark matter (DM); direct and indirect detection of axions, reviewing existing and future experiments; axions as dark radiation; axions and the cosmological constant problem; decays of heavy axions; axions and stellar astrophysics; black hole superradiance; axions and astrophysical magnetic fields; axion inflation, and axion DM as an indirect probe of inflation. A major focus is on the population of ultralight axions created via vacuum realignment, and its role as a DM candidate with distinctive phenomenology. Cosmological observations place robust constraints on the axion mass and relic density in this scenario, and I review where such constraints come from. I next cover aspects of galaxy formation with axion DM, and ways this can be used to further search for evidence of axions. An absolute lower bound on DM particle mass is established. It is ma > 10-24eV from linear observables, extending to ma ≳ 10-22eV from non-linear observables, and has the potential to reach ma ≳ 10-18eV in the future. These bounds are weaker if the axion is not all of the DM, giving rise to limits on the relic density at low mass. This leads to the exciting possibility that the effects of axion DM on structure formation could one day be detected

  1. Random Matrices, Boundaries and Branes

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    Niedner, Benjamin

    2016-01-01

    This thesis is devoted to the application of random matrix theory to the study of random surfaces, both discrete and continuous; special emphasis is placed on surface boundaries and the associated boundary conditions in this formalism. In particular, using a multi-matrix integral with permutation symmetry, we are able to calculate the partition function of the Potts model on a random planar lattice with various boundary conditions imposed. We proceed to investigate the correspondence between the critical points in the phase diagram of this model and two-dimensional Liouville theory coupled to conformal field theories with global $\\mathcal{W}$-symmetry. In this context, each boundary condition can be interpreted as the description of a brane in a family of bosonic string backgrounds. This investigation suggests that a spectrum of initially distinct boundary conditions of a given system may become degenerate when the latter is placed on a random surface of bounded genus, effectively leaving a smaller set of ind...

  2. Holographic thermalization from nonrelativistic branes

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    Roychowdhury, Dibakar

    2016-05-01

    In this paper, based on the fundamental principles of gauge/gravity duality and considering a global quench, we probe the physics of thermalization for certain special classes of strongly coupled nonrelativistic quantum field theories that are dual to an asymptotically Schrödinger D p brane space time. In our analysis, we note that during the prelocal stages of the thermal equilibrium the entanglement entropy has a faster growth in time compared to its relativistic cousin. However, it shows a linear growth during the postlocal stages of thermal equilibrium where the so-called tsunami velocity associated with the linear growth of the entanglement entropy saturates to that of its value corresponding to the relativistic scenario. Finally, we explore the saturation region and it turns out that one must constraint certain parameters of the theory in a specific way in order to have discontinuous transitions at the point of saturation.

  3. On The Super Five Brane Hamiltonian

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    De Castro, A

    2003-01-01

    The explicit form of the Wess-Zumino term of the PST super 5-brane Lagrangian in 11 dimensions is obtained. A complete canonical analysis for a gauge fixed PST super 5-brane action reveals the expected mixture of first and second class constraints. The canonical Hamiltonian is quadratic in the antisymmetric gauge field. Finally, We find the light cone gauge Hamiltonian for the theory and its stability properties are commented.

  4. Non-Abelian BIonic Brane Intersections

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    Cook, P; Murugan, J; Cook, Paul; Koch, Robert de Mello; Murugan, Jeff

    2003-01-01

    We study "fuzzy funnel" solutions to the non-Abelian equations of motion of the D-string. Our funnel describes n^6/360 coincident D-strings ending on n^3/6 D7-branes, in terms of a fuzzy six-sphere which expands along the string. We also provide a dual description of this configuration in terms of the world volume theory of the D7-branes.

  5. Observations on fluxes near anti-branes

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    Cohen-Maldonado, Diego; Diaz Dorronsoro, Juan; Van Riet, Thomas; Vercnocke, Bert

    2016-01-01

    We revisit necessary conditions for gluing local (anti-)D3 throats into flux throats with opposite charge. These consistency conditions typically reveal singularities in the three-form fluxes whose meaning is being debated. In this note we prove, under well-motivated assumptions, that unphysical singularities can potentially be avoided when the anti-branes polarise into spherical NS5 branes with a specific radius. If a consistent solution can then indeed be found, our analysis seems to sugges...

  6. Soft branes in supersymmetry-breaking backgrounds

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    McGuirk, Paul; Shiu, Gary; Ye, Fang

    2012-01-01

    We revisit the analysis of effective field theories resulting from non-supersymmetric perturbations to supersymmetric flux compactifications of the type-IIB superstring with an eye towards those resulting from the backreaction of a small number of anti-D3-branes. Independently of the background, we show that the low-energy Lagrangian describing the fluctuations of a stack of probe D3-branes exhibits soft supersymmetry breaking, despite perturbations to marginal operators that were not fully c...

  7. Thick Brane Split Caused by Spacetime Torsion

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    Yang, Jie; Li, Yun-Liang; Zhong, Yuan; Li, Yang

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we apply the five-dimensional $f(T)$ gravity with $f(T)=T+k T^n$ to brane scenario to explore the solutions under a given warp factor, and we find that the analytic domain wall solution will be a double-kink solution when the geometric effect of spacetime torsion is strongly enhanced. We also investigate the localization of fermion fields on the split branes corresponding to the double-kink solution.

  8. Relativistic elasticity of stationary fluid branes

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    Armas, J.; Obers, N.A.

    2013-01-01

    under certain conditions that a given stationary fluid configuration living on a dynamical surface of vanishing thickness and satisfying locally the first law of thermodynamics will behave like an elastic brane when the surface is subject to small deformations. These results, which are independent of...... the number of space-time dimensions and of the fluid arising from a gravitational dual, reveal the (electro)elastic character of (charged) black branes when considering extrinsic perturbations. © 2013 American Physical Society....

  9. Electromagnetic perturbations in new brane world scenarios

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    Molina, C.; Pavan, A. B.; Torrejon, T. E. M.

    2016-01-01

    In this work we consider electromagnetic dynamics in Randall-Sundrum branes. It is derived a family of four-dimensional spacetimes compatible with Randall-Sundrum brane worlds, focusing on asymptotic flat backgrounds. Maximal extensions of the solutions are constructed and their causal structures are discussed. These spacetimes include singular, non-singular and extreme black holes. Maxwell's electromagnetic field is introduced and its evolution is studied in an extensive numerical survey. El...

  10. Lectures on branes in curved backgrounds

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    These lectures provide an introduction to the microscopic description of branes in curved backgrounds. After a brief reminder of the flat space theory, the basic principles and techniques of (rational) boundary conformal field theory are presented in the second lecture. The general formalism is then illustrated through a detailed discussion of branes on compact group manifolds. In the final lecture, many more recent developments are reviewed, including some results for non-compact target spaces

  11. Brane world corrections to Newton's law

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    Bronnikov, K. A.; Kononogov, S. A.; Melnikov, V. N.

    2006-01-01

    We discuss possible variations of the effective gravitational constant with length scale, predicted by most of alternative theories of gravity and unified models of physical interactions. After a brief general exposition, we review in more detail the predicted corrections to Newton's law of gravity in diverse brane world models. We consider various configurations in 5 dimensions (flat, de Sitter and AdS branes in Einstein and Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet theories, with and without induced gravity an...

  12. Introductory Lectures to D-branes

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    Vancea, I V

    2001-01-01

    This is a pedagogical introduction to D-branes, addressed to graduate students in field theory and particle physics and to other beginners in string theory. I am not going to review the most recent results since there are already many good papers on web devoted to that. Instead, I will present some old techniques in some detail in order to show how some basic properties of strings and branes as the massless spectrum of string, the effective action of D-branes and their tension can be computed using QFT techniques. Also, I will present shortly the boundary state description of D-branes. The details are exposed for bosonic branes since I do not assume any previous knowledge of supersymmetry which is not a requirement for this school. However, for completeness and to provide basic notions for other lecturers, I will discuss some properties of sueprsymmetric branes. The present lectures were delivered at Jorge Andre Swieca School on Particle and Fields, 2001, Campos do Jordao, Brazil.

  13. Introductory Lectures on D-Branes

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    Vancea, Ion Vasile

    2002-11-01

    This is a pedagogical introduction to D-branes, addressed to graduate students in field theory and particle physics and to other beginners in string theory. I am not going to review the most recent results since there are already many good papers on web devoted to that. Instead, I will present some old techniques in some detail in order to show how some basic properties of strings and branes as the massless spectrum of string, the effective action of D-branes and their tension can be computed using QFT techniques. Also, I will present shortly the boundary state description of D-branes. The details are exposed for bosonic branes since I do not assume any previous knowledge of supersymmetry which is not a requirement for this school. However, for completeness and to provide basic notions for other lectures, I will discuss the some properties of supersymmetric branes. The present lectures were delivered at Jorge André Swieca School on Particle and Fields, 2001, Campos do Jordão, Brazil.

  14. On the way to Brane New World

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    Nojiri, S; Nojiri, Shin'ichi; Odintsov, Sergei D.

    2001-01-01

    In this report we consider brane-world universe (New Brane World) where an arbitrary large $N$ quantum CFT exists on the domain wall. This corresponds to implementing of Randall-Sundrum compactification within the context of AdS/CFT correspondence. Using anomaly induced effective action for domain wall CFT, the possibility of self-consistent quantum creation of 4d de Sitter wall universe (inflation) is demonstrated. In case of maximally SUSY Yang-Mills theory the exact correspondence with radius and effective tension found by Hawking-Hertog-Reall is obtained. We also discuss the bosonic sector of 5d gauged supergravity with single scalar and taking the boundary action as predicted by supersymmetry and discuss the possibility to supersymmetrize dilatonic New Brane World. It is demonstrated that for a number of superpotentials the flat SUSY dilatonic brane-world (with dynamically induced brane dilaton) or quantum-induced de Sitter dilatonic brane-world (not Anti-de Sitter one) where SUSY is broken by the quantu...

  15. Brane Brick Models in the Mirror

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    Franco, Sebastian; Seong, Rak-Kyeong; Vafa, Cumrun

    2016-01-01

    Brane brick models are Type IIA brane configurations that encode the $2d$ $\\mathcal{N}=(0,2)$ gauge theories on the worldvolume of D1-branes probing toric Calabi-Yau 4-folds. We use mirror symmetry to improve our understanding of this correspondence and to provide a systematic approach for constructing brane brick models starting from geometry. The mirror configuration consists of D5-branes wrapping 4-spheres and the gauge theory is determined by how they intersect. We also explain how $2d$ $(0,2)$ triality is realized in terms of geometric transitions in the mirror geometry. Mirror symmetry leads to a geometric unification of dualities in different dimensions, where the order of duality is $n-1$ for a Calabi-Yau $n$-fold. This makes us conjecture the existence of a quadrality symmetry in $0d$. Finally, we comment on how the M-theory lift of brane brick models connects to the classification of $2d$ $(0,2)$ theories in terms of 4-manifolds.

  16. Holographic backgrounds from D-brane probes

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    Moskovic, Micha

    2014-01-01

    This thesis focuses on the derivation of holographic backgrounds from the field theory side, without using any supergravity equations of motion. Instead, we rely on the addition of probe D-branes to the stack of D-branes generating the background. From the field theory description of the probe branes, one can compute an effective action for the probes (in a suitable low-energy/near-horizon limit) by integrating out the background branes. Comparing this action with the generic probe D-brane action then allows to determine the holographic background dual to the considered field theory vacuum. In the first part, the required pre-requisites of field and string theory are recalled and this strategy to derive holographic backgrounds is explained in more detail on the basic case of D3-branes in flat space probed by a small number of D-instantons. The second part contains our original results, which have already appeared in arXiv:1301.3738, arXiv:1301.7062 and arXiv:1312.0621. We first derive the duals to three conti...

  17. Sharp Predictions from Eternal Inflation Patches in D-brane Inflation

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    Hertog, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    We numerically generate the six-dimensional landscape of D3-brane inflation and identify patches of eternal inflation near sufficiently flat inflection points of the potential. We show that reasonable measures that select patches of eternal inflation in the landscape yield sharp predictions for the spectral properties of primordial perturbations on observable scales. These include a scalar tilt of .936, a running of the scalar tilt -.00103, undetectably small tensors and non-Gaussianity, and no observable spatial curvature. Our results explicitly demonstrate that precision cosmology probes the combination of the statistical properties of the string landscape and the measure implied by the universe's quantum state.

  18. Information content in $F(R)$ brane models with non-constant curvature

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    Correa, R A C; Dutra, A de Souza; da Rocha, Roldao; Menezes, R

    2015-01-01

    In this work we investigate the entropic information-measure in the context of braneworlds with non-constant curvature. The braneworld entropic information is studied for gravity modified by the squared of the Ricci scalar, besides the usual Einstein-Hilbert term. We showed that the minimum value of the brane configurational entropy provides a stricter bound on the parameter that is responsible for the $F(R)$ model to differ from the Einstein-Hilbert standard one. Our results are moreover consistent to a negative bulk cosmological constant.

  19. Conservation laws for colliding branes with induced gravity

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    Pellen, Mathieu

    2015-05-01

    We derive conservation laws for collisions of self-gravitating n-branes (or n-dimensional shells) in an ( n+2) dimensional spacetime including induced gravity on the brane. Previous work has shown how geometrical identities in general relativity enforce conservation of energy-momentum at collisions. The inclusion of induced gravity terms introduces a gravitational self-energy on the brane which permits energy-momentum conservation of matter fields on the brane to be broken, so long as the total energy-momentum, including induced gravity terms, is conserved. We give simple examples with two branes (one ingoing and one outgoing) and three branes.

  20. Conservation laws for colliding branes with induced gravity

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    Pellen, Mathieu

    2013-01-01

    We derive conservation laws for collisions of self-gravitating $n$-branes (or $n$-dimensional shells) in an $(n+2)$ dimensional spacetime including induced gravity on the brane. Previous work has shown how geometrical identities in general relativity enforce conservation of energy-momentum at collisions. The inclusion of induced gravity terms introduces a gravitational self-energy on the brane which permits energy-momentum conservation of matter fields on the brane to be broken, so long as the total energy-momentum, including induced gravity terms, is conserved. We give simple examples with two branes (one ingoing and one outgoing) and three branes.

  1. There and back again: A T-brane's tale

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    Bena, Iosif; Minasian, Ruben; Savelli, Raffaele

    2016-01-01

    T-branes are supersymmetric configurations described by multiple Dp-branes with worldvolume flux and non-commuting vacuum expectation values for two of the worldvolume scalars. When these values are much larger than the string scale this description breaks down. We show that in this regime the correct description of T-branes is in terms of a single Dp-brane, whose worldvolume curvature encodes the T-brane data. We present the tale of the journey to reach this picture, which takes us through T-dualities and rugby-ball-shaped brane configurations that no eye has gazed upon before.

  2. Cosmological wormholes

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    Kirillov, A A

    2015-01-01

    We describe in details the procedure how the Lobachevsky space can be factorized to a space of the constant negative curvature filled with a gas of wormholes. We show that such wormholes have throat sections in the form of tori and are traversable and stable in the cosmological context. The relation of such wormholes to the dark matter phenomenon is briefly described. We also discuss the possibility of the existence of analogous factorizations for all types of homogeneous spaces.

  3. Cosmological wormholes

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    Kirillov, A. A.; Savelova, E. P.

    2016-05-01

    We describe in details the procedure how the Lobachevsky space can be factorized to a space of the constant negative curvature filled with a gas of wormholes. We show that such wormholes have throat sections in the form of tori and are traversable and stable in the cosmological context. The relation of such wormholes to the dark matter phenomenon is briefly described. We also discuss the possibility of the existence of analogous factorizations for all types of homogeneous spaces.

  4. Laser Cosmology

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    Chen, Pisin

    2014-01-01

    Recent years have seen tremendous progress in our understanding of the cosmos, which in turn points to even deeper questions to be further addressed. Concurrently the laser technology has undergone dramatic revolutions, providing exciting opportunity for science applications. History has shown that the symbiosis between direct observations and laboratory investigation is instrumental in the progress of astrophysics. We believe that this remains true in cosmology. Current frontier phenomena re...

  5. Extended Cosmologies

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    Capozziello, S; Fatibene, L; Ferraris, M; Garruto, S

    2016-01-01

    We shall discuss cosmological models in extended theories of gravitation. We shall define a surface, called the model surface, in the space of observable parameters which characterises families of theories. We also show how this surface can be used to compare with observations. The model surface can potentially be used to falsify whole families of models instead reasoning on a single model basis as it is usually done by best fit arguments with observations.

  6. Dionysian cosmology

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    Neves, J C S

    2015-01-01

    In the Nietzschean philosophy, the concept of force from physics is important to build one of its main concepts: the will to power. The concept of force, which Nietzsche found out in the Classical Mechanics, almost disappears in the physics of the XX century with the Quantum Field Theory and General Relativity. Is the Nietzschean world as contending forces, a Dionysian cosmology, possible in the current science?

  7. String Gas Cosmology

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    Brandenberger, Robert H.

    2008-01-01

    String gas cosmology is a string theory-based approach to early universe cosmology which is based on making use of robust features of string theory such as the existence of new states and new symmetries. A first goal of string gas cosmology is to understand how string theory can effect the earliest moments of cosmology before the effective field theory approach which underlies standard and inflationary cosmology becomes valid. String gas cosmology may also provide an alternative to the curren...

  8. Defects and permutation branes in the Liouville field theory

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    The defects and permutation branes for the Liouville field theory are considered. By exploiting cluster condition, equations satisfied by permutation branes and defects reflection amplitudes are obtained. It is shown that two types of solutions exist, discrete and continuous families.

  9. Defects and permutation branes in the Liouville field theory

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    Sarkissian, Gor

    2009-01-01

    The defects and permutation branes for the Liouville field theory are considered. By exploiting cluster condition, equations satisfied by permutation branes and defects reflection amplitudes are obtained. It is shown that two types of solutions exist, discrete and continuous families....

  10. Defects and Permutation branes in the Liouville field theory

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    Sarkissian, Gor

    2009-01-01

    The defects and permutation branes for the Liouville field theory are considered. By exploiting cluster condition, equations satisfied by permutation branes and defects reflection amplitudes are obtained. It is shown that two types of solutions exist, discrete and continuous families.

  11. Note on Four Dp-Branes at Angles

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    Vancea, I V

    2001-01-01

    In this note we analyse the potential of a system of four Dp-branes at arbitrary angles. The equilibrium configurations for various values of the relative angles and distances among branes are discussed.

  12. Brane Probes, Toric Geometry, and Closed String Tachyons

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    Sarkar, Tapan K

    2003-01-01

    We study non-supersymmetric orbifold singularities from the point of view of D-brane probes. We present a description of the decay of such singularities from considerations of the toric geometry of the probe branes.

  13. Brane probes, toric geometry, and closed string tachyons

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    We study non-supersymmetric orbifold singularities from the point of view of D-brane probes. We present a description of the decay of such singularities from considerations of the toric geometry of the probe branes

  14. Religion, theology and cosmology

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Cosmology is one of the predominant research areas of the contemporary world. Advances in modern cosmology have prompted renewed interest in the intersections between religion, theology and cosmology. This article, which is intended as a brief introduction to the series of studies on theological cosmology in this journal, identifies three general areas of theological interest stemming from the modern scientific study of cosmology: contemporary theology and ethics; cosmology and world religions; and ancient cosmologies. These intersections raise important questions about the relationship of religion and cosmology, which has recently been addressed by William Scott Green and is the focus of the final portion of the article.

  15. Rastall cosmology

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    Fabris, J C; Rodrigues, D C; Batista, C E M; Daouda, M H

    2012-01-01

    We review the difficulties of the generalized Chaplygin gas model to fit observational data, due to the tension between background and perturbative tests. We argue that such issues may be circumvented by means of a self-interacting scalar field representation of the model. However, this proposal seems to be successful only if the self-interacting scalar field has a non-canonical form. The latter can be implemented in Rastall's theory of gravity, which is based on a modification of the usual matter conservation law. We show that, besides its application to the generalized Chaplygin gas model, other cosmological models based on Rastall's theory have many interesting and unexpected new features.

  16. Scaling Cosmology

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    Zimdahl, Winfried; Pavón, Diego

    2002-01-01

    We show that with the help of a suitable coupling between dark energy and cold dark matter it is possible to reproduce any scaling solution $\\rho _{X}\\propto \\rho_{M}a^{\\xi}$, where $\\rho_{X}$ and $\\rho_{M}$ are the densities of dark energy and dark matter, respectively. We demonstrate how the case $\\xi = 1$ alleviates the coincidence problem. Future observations of supernovae at high redshift as well as quasar pairs which are planned to discriminate between different cosmological models will...

  17. Chemical cosmology

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    Boeyens, Jan CA

    2010-01-01

    The composition of the most remote objects brought into view by the Hubble telescope can no longer be reconciled with the nucleogenesis of standard cosmology and the alternative explanation, in terms of the LAMBDA-Cold-Dark-Matter model, has no recognizable chemical basis. A more rational scheme, based on the chemistry and periodicity of atomic matter, opens up an exciting new interpretation of the cosmos in terms of projective geometry and general relativity. The response of atomic structure to environmental pressure predicts non-Doppler cosmical redshifts and equilibrium nucleogenesis by alp

  18. Astrophysical cosmology

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    Bardeen, J. M.

    The last several years have seen a tremendous ferment of activity in astrophysical cosmology. Much of the theoretical impetus has come from particle physics theories of the early universe and candidates for dark matter, but what promise to be even more significant are improved direct observations of high z galaxies and intergalactic matter, deeper and more comprehensive redshift surveys, and the increasing power of computer simulations of the dynamical evolution of large scale structure. Upper limits on the anisotropy of the microwave background radiation are gradually getting tighter and constraining more severely theoretical scenarios for the evolution of the universe.

  19. Cosmological panspermia

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    Wickramasinghe, N. C.; Hoyle, Fred

    1998-07-01

    The central regions of galaxies could provide the most promising venues for the large-scale synthesis of prebiotic molecules by Miller-Urey type processes.Exploding supermassive stars would produce the basic chemical elements necessary to form molecules in high-density mass flows under near-thermodynamic conditions. Such molecules are then acted upon by X-rays in a manner that simulates the conditions required for Miller-Urey type processing. The Miller-Urey molecular products could initially lead to the origination and dispersal of microbial life on a cosmological scale. Thereafter the continuing production of such molecules would serve as the feedstock of life.

  20. Cosmological networks

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    Networks often represent systems that do not have a long history of study in traditional fields of physics; albeit, there are some notable exceptions, such as energy landscapes and quantum gravity. Here, we consider networks that naturally arise in cosmology. Nodes in these networks are stationary observers uniformly distributed in an expanding open Friedmann–Lemaître–Robertson–Walker universe with any scale factor and two observers are connected if one can causally influence the other. We show that these networks are growing Lorentz-invariant graphs with power-law distributions of node degrees. These networks encode maximum information about the observable universe available to a given observer. (paper)

  1. Magnetohydrodynamic cosmologies

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    We analyse a class of cosmological models in magnetohydrodynamic regime extending and completing the results of a previous paper. The material content of the models is a perfect fluid plus electromagnetic fields. The fluid is neutral in average but admits an electrical current which satisfies Ohm's law. All models fulfil the physical requirements of near equilibrium thermodynamics and can be favourably used as a more realistic description of the interior of a collapsing star in a magnetohydrodynamic regime with or without a magnetic field. (author)

  2. Consistency Conditions for Brane Worlds in Arbitrary Dimensions

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    Leblond, F; Winters, D J; Leblond, Frederic; Myers, Robert C.; Winters, David J.

    2001-01-01

    We consider ``brane world sum rules'' for compactifications involving an arbitrary number of spacetime dimensions. One of the most striking results derived from such consistency conditions is the necessity for negative tension branes to appear in five--dimensional scenarios. We show how this result is easily evaded for brane world models with more than five dimensions. As an example, we consider a novel realization of the Randall--Sundrum scenario in six dimensions involving only positive tension branes.

  3. Cosmology with a time dependent cosmological constant

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    In the context of the scalar-tensor theories we consider cosmological models with a time dependent cosmological constant. Several toy models are obtained among them there are solutions without singularity and accelerating. (Author)

  4. Mirror symmetry in the presence of branes

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    Mertens, Adrian

    2011-10-11

    This work deals with mirror symmetry for N=1 compactifications on compact Calabi-Yau threefolds with branes. The mayor tool is a combined deformation space for the Calabi-Yau and a hypersurface within it. Periods of this deformation space contain information about B-type branes within the hypersurface in addition to the usual closed string data. To study these periods we generalize techniques used in closed string mirror symmetry. We derive the Picard-Fuchs system and encode the information in extended toric polytopes. Solutions of the Picard-Fuchs equations give superpotentials for certain brane configurations. This is an efficient way to calculate superpotentials. The deformations we consider are massive for all branes with non trivial superpotential. Depending on a choice of a family of hypersurfaces, the superpotential of the effective low energy theory depends on different massive fields. A priori there is no reason for these fields to be lighter then other fields that are not included. We find however examples where the superpotential is nearly at. In these examples we use the Gauss-Manin connection on the combined deformation space to define an open string mirror map. We find instanton generated superpotentials of A-type branes. This gives predictions for Ooguri-Vafa invariants counting holomorphic disks that end on a Lagrangian brane on the Quintic. A second class of examples does not have preferred nearly massless deformations and different families of hypersurfaces can be used to calculate the same on-shell superpotential. We calculate examples of superpotentials for branes in Calabi-Yau manifolds with several moduli. The on-shell superpotentials are mapped to the mirror A-model to study the instanton expansion and to obtain predictions for disk invariants. The combined deformation spaces are equivalent to the quantum corrected Kaehler deformation spaces of certain non compact Calabi-Yau fourfolds. These fourfolds are fibrations of Calabi-Yau threefolds

  5. D-Branes in Curved Space

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    McGreevy, John Austen; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2005-07-06

    This thesis is a study of D-branes in string compactifications. In this context, D-branes are relevant as an important component of the nonperturbative spectrum, as an incisive probe of these backgrounds, and as a natural stringy tool for localizing gauge interactions. In the first part of the thesis, we discuss half-BPS D-branes in compactifications of type II string theory on Calabi-Yau threefolds. The results we describe for these objects are pertinent both in their role as stringy brane-worlds, and in their role as solitonic objects. In particular, we determine couplings of these branes to the moduli determining the closed-string geometry, both perturbatively and non-perturbatively in the worldsheet expansion. We provide a local model for transitions in moduli space where the BPS spectrum jumps, and discuss the extension of mirror symmetry between Calabi-Yau manifolds to the case when D-branes are present. The next section is an interlude which provides some applications of D-branes to other curved backgrounds of string theory. In particular, we discuss a surprising phenomenon in which fundamental strings moving through background Ramond-Ramond fields dissolve into large spherical D3-branes. This mechanism is used to explain a previously-mysterious fact discovered via the AdS-CFT correspondence. Next, we make a connection between type IIA string vacua of the type discussed in the first section and M-theory compactifications on manifolds of G{sub 2} holonomy. Finally we discuss constructions of string vacua which do not have large radius limits. In the final part of the thesis, we develop techniques for studying the worldsheets of open strings ending on the curved D-branes studied in the first section. More precisely, we formulate a large class of massive two-dimensional gauge theories coupled to boundary matter, which flow in the infrared to the relevant boundary conformal field theories. Along with many other applications, these techniques are used to describe

  6. Twisting E8 five-branes

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    We consider the tensor theory on coincident E8 5-branes compactified on T3. Using string theory, we predict that there must be distinct components in the moduli space of this theory. We argue that new superconformal field theories are to be found in these sectors with, for example, global G2 and F4 symmetries. In some cases, twisted E8 5-branes can be identified with small instantons in nonsimply laced gauge groups. This allows us to determine the Higgs branch for the fixed point theory. We determine the Coulomb branch by using an M theory dual description involving partially frozen singularities. Along the way, we show that a D0-brane binds to two D4-branes, but not to an Sp-type O4-plane (despite the existence of a Higgs branch). These results are used to check various string or string dualities for which, in one case (quadruple versus NVS), we present a new argument. Finally, we describe the construction of new non-BPS branes as domain walls in various heterotic or type I string theories

  7. Gravitational forces on a codimension-2 brane

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    We compute the gravitational response of six dimensional gauged, chiral supergravity to localized stress energy on one of two space-filling branes, including the effects of compactifying the extra dimensions and brane back-reaction. We find a broad class of exact solutions, including various black-brane solutions. Several approximate solutions are also described, such as the near-horizon geometry of a small black hole which is argued to be approximately described by a 6D Schwarzschild (or Kerr) black hole, with event horizon appropriately modified to encode the brane back-reaction. The general linearized far-field solutions are found in the 4D regime very far from the source, and all integration constants are related to physical quantities describing the branes and the localized energy source. The localized source determines two of these, corresponding to the source mass and the size of the strength of a coupling to a 4D scalar mode whose mass is parametrically smaller than the KK scale. At large distances the solutions agree with those of 4D general relativity, but for an intermediate range of distances (larger than the KK scale) the solutions better fit a Brans-Dicke theory. For a realistic choice of parameters the KK scale could lie at a micron, while the crossover to Brans-Dicke behaviour could occur at around 10 microns. While allowed by present data this points to potentially measurable changes to Newton’s Law arising at distances larger than the KK scale

  8. D-Branes and Non-Commutative Geometry

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    An algebraic description of (untwisted) D-branes on compact group manifolds G using quantum algebras related to Uq (g) is discussed. It reproduces the known characteristics of stable branes in the WZW models. A toy model of NCG based on a quiver diagram for branes on orbifold is also presented. (author)

  9. Decoupling of gravity on non-susy Dp branes

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    Nayek, Kuntal; Roy, Shibaji

    2016-03-01

    We study the graviton scattering in the background of non-susy D p branes of type II string theories consisting of a metric, a dilaton and a (p + 1) form gauge field. We show numerically that in these backgrounds graviton experiences a scattering potential which takes the form of an infinite barrier in the low energy (near brane) limit for p ≤ 5 and therefore is never able to reach the branes. This shows, contrary to what is known in the literature, that gravity indeed decouples from the non-susy D p branes for p ≤ 5. For non-susy D6 brane, gravity couples as there is no such barrier for the potential. To give further credence to our claim we solve the scattering equation in some situation analytically and calculate the graviton absorption cross-sections on the non-susy branes and show that they vanish for p ≤ 4 in the low energy limit. This shows, as in the case of BPS branes, that gravity does decouple for non-susy D p branes for p ≤ 4 but it does not decouple for D6 brane as the potential here is always attractive. We argue for the non-susy D5 brane that depending on one of the parameters of the solution gravity either always decouples (unlike the BPS D5 brane) or it decouples when the energy of the graviton is below certain critical value, otherwise it couples, very similar to BPS D5 brane.

  10. The many faces of brane-flux annihilation

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    Gautason, Fridrik Freyr; Van Riet, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Fluxes can decay via the nucleation of Brown-Teitelboim bubbles, but when the decaying fluxes induce D-brane charges this process must be accompanied with an annihilation of D-branes. This occurs via dynamics inside the bubble wall as was well described for (anti-)D3 branes branes annihilating against 3-form fluxes. In this paper we extend this to the other Dp branes with p smaller than seven. Generically there are two decay channels: one for the RR flux and one for the NSNS flux. The RR channel is accompanied by brane annihilation that can be understood from the Dp branes polarising into D(p+2) branes, whereas the NSNS channel corresponds to Dp branes polarising into NS5 branes or KK5 branes. We illustrate this with the decay of antibranes probing local toroidal throat geometries obtained from T-duality of the D6 solution in massive type IIA. We show that anti-Dp branes are metastable against annihilation in these backgrounds, at least at the probe level.

  11. Superimposed Oscillations in Brane Inflation

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    Avila, Santiago; Steer, Daniele

    2013-01-01

    In canonical scalar field inflation, the Starobinsky model (with a linear potential but discontinuous slope) is remarkable in that though slow-roll is violated, both the power-spectrum and bi-spectrum can be calculated exactly analytically. The two-point function is characterised by different power on large and small scales, and a burst of small amplitude superimposed oscillations in between. Motivated by string-theory models with stuck branes, we extend this analysis to Dirac Born Infeld (DBI) inflation, for which generalised slow-roll is violated at the discontinuity and a rapid variation in the speed of sound c_s occurs. In an attempt to characterise the effect of non-linear kinetic terms on the oscillatory features of the primordial power-spectrum, we show that the resulting power spectrum has a shape and features which differ significantly from those of the standard Starobinsky model. In particular, the power-spectrum now takes very similar scale invariant values on large and small scales, while on inter...

  12. Novel aspects in p-brane theories: Weyl-invariant light-like branes

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    We consider a novel class of Weyl-conformally invariant p-brane theories which describe intrinsically light-like branes for any odd world-volume dimension, hence the acronym WILL-branes (Weyl-invariant Light-Like branes). We discuss in some detail the properties of WILL -brane dynamics which significantly differs from ordinary Nambu-Goto brane dynamics. We provide explicit solutions of WILL-membrane (i.e., p = 2) equations of motion in arbitrary D = 4 spherically symmetric static gravitational backgrounds, as well as in product spaces of interest in Kaluza-Klein context. In the first case we find that the WILL-membrane materializes the event horizon of the corresponding black hole solutions, thus providing an explicit dynamical realization of the membrane paradigm in black hole physics. In the second 'Kaluza-Klein' context we find solutions describing WILL-branes wrapped around the internal (compact) dimensions and moving as a whole with the speed of light in the non-compact (space-time) dimensions. (authors)

  13. Fermionic cosmologies

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    Chimento, L P; Forte, M [Physics Department, UBA, 1428 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Devecchi, F P; Kremer, G M; Ribas, M O; Samojeden, L L, E-mail: kremer@fisica.ufpr.br, E-mail: devecchi@fisica.ufpr.br, E-mail: chimento@df.uba.ar [Physics Department, UFPR, 81531-990 Curitiba (Brazil)

    2011-07-08

    In this work we review if fermionic sources could be responsible for accelerated periods during the evolution of a FRW universe. In a first attempt, besides the fermionic source, a matter constituent would answer for the decelerated periods. The coupled differential equations that emerge from the field equations are integrated numerically. The self-interaction potential of the fermionic field is considered as a function of the scalar and pseudo-scalar invariants. It is shown that the fermionic field could behave like an inflaton field in the early universe, giving place to a transition to a matter dominated (decelerated) period. In a second formulation we turn our attention to analytical results, specifically using the idea of form-invariance transformations. These transformations can be used for obtaining accelerated cosmologies starting with conventional cosmological models. Here we reconsider the scalar field case and extend the discussion to fermionic fields. Finally we investigate the role of a Dirac field in a Brans-Dicke (BD) context. The results show that this source, in combination with the BD scalar, promote a final eternal accelerated era, after a matter dominated period.

  14. Fermionic cosmologies

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    In this work we review if fermionic sources could be responsible for accelerated periods during the evolution of a FRW universe. In a first attempt, besides the fermionic source, a matter constituent would answer for the decelerated periods. The coupled differential equations that emerge from the field equations are integrated numerically. The self-interaction potential of the fermionic field is considered as a function of the scalar and pseudo-scalar invariants. It is shown that the fermionic field could behave like an inflaton field in the early universe, giving place to a transition to a matter dominated (decelerated) period. In a second formulation we turn our attention to analytical results, specifically using the idea of form-invariance transformations. These transformations can be used for obtaining accelerated cosmologies starting with conventional cosmological models. Here we reconsider the scalar field case and extend the discussion to fermionic fields. Finally we investigate the role of a Dirac field in a Brans-Dicke (BD) context. The results show that this source, in combination with the BD scalar, promote a final eternal accelerated era, after a matter dominated period.

  15. Newtonian cosmology - Problems of cosmological didactics

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    Skarzynski, E.

    1983-03-01

    The article presents different methods of model construction in Newtonian cosmology. Newtonian cosmology is very convenient for discussion of local problems, so the problems presented are of great didactic importance. The constant k receives a new interpretation in relativistic cosmology as the curvature of the space in consequence of the greater informational capacity of Riemann space in comparison to Euclidean space. 11 references.

  16. Radion cosmology and stabilization

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    Chakraborty, Sumanta [IUCAA, Ganeshkhind, Pune University Campus, Post Bag 4, Pune (India); SenGupta, Soumitra [Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Department of Theoretical Physics, Kolkata (India)

    2014-09-15

    We solve the Einstein equation in five-dimensional space-time for Randall-Sundrum Brane world model with time dependent radion field to study the variation of brane scale factor with time. We have shown that as the radion field decreases with time compactifying the extra dimension, the scale factor increases exponentially with time leading to an inflationary scenario. We have also proposed a time dependent generalization of the Goldberger-Wise moduli stabilization mechanism to explain the time evolution of the radion field to reach a stable value, after which the scale factor on the brane exits from inflationary expansion. (orig.)

  17. Membranes from Five-Branes and Fundamental Strings from Dp Branes

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    Yi, Piljin

    1999-01-01

    We argue that M2 brane is realized as a topological soliton on a coincident pair of M5 and anti-M5 branes, as the two five-branes annihilate each other. Topology and quantum numbers of this world-volume soliton are discussed in some detail, and its formation is explained qualitatively. It follows from a compactification that a D4-anti-D4 pair annihilate and produce type II fundamental strings. The phenomenon is best described as the confinement of a world-volume U(1) gauge field on D4-anti-D4...

  18. Fractional Branes and Dynamical Supersymmetry Breaking

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    Franco, S; Saad, F; Uranga, Angel M; Franco, Sebastian; Hanany, Amihay; Saad, Fouad; Uranga, Angel M.

    2006-01-01

    We study the dynamics of fractional branes at toric singularities, including cones over del Pezzo surfaces and the recently constructed Y^{p,q} theories. We find that generically the field theories on such fractional branes show dynamical supersymmetry breaking, due to the appearance of non-perturbative superpotentials. In special cases, one recovers the known cases of supersymmetric infrared behaviors, associated to SYM confinement (mapped to complex deformations of the dual geometries, in the gauge/string correspondence sense) or N=2 fractional branes. In the supersymmetry breaking cases, when the dynamics of closed string moduli at the singularity is included, the theories show a runaway behavior (involving moduli such as FI terms or equivalently dibaryonic operators), rather than stable non-supersymmetric minima. We comment on the implications of this gauge theory behavior for the infrared smoothing of the dual warped throat solutions with 3-form fluxes, describing duality cascades ending in such field th...

  19. Exotic branes and non-geometric fluxes

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    Sakatani, Yuho

    2014-01-01

    We present and study ten-dimensional effective actions for various non-geometric fluxes of which exotic branes act as the magnetic sources. Each theory can be regarded as a U-dual version of the $\\beta$-supergravity, a reformulation of the ten-dimensional supergravity which is suited for describing non-geometric backgrounds with Q-flux. In each theory, we find a solution that corresponds to the background of an exotic brane and show that it is single-valued up to a gauge transformation, although the same background written in the standard background fields is not single-valued in a usual sense. Further, we also find a solution which corresponds to the background of an instanton that is the electric dual of the exotic brane and discuss its properties.

  20. T-branes and $\\alpha'$-corrections

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    Marchesano, Fernando

    2016-01-01

    We study $\\alpha'$-corrections in multiple D7-brane configurations with non-commuting profiles for their transverse position fields. We focus on T-brane systems, crucial in F-theory GUT model building. There $\\alpha'$-corrections modify the D-term piece of the BPS equations which, already at leading order, require a non-primitive Abelian worldvolume flux background. We find that $\\alpha'$-corrections may either i) leave this flux background invariant, ii) modify the Abelian non-primitive flux profile, or iii) deform it to a non-Abelian profile. The last case typically occurs when primitive fluxes, a necessary ingredient to build 4d chiral models, are added to the system. We illustrate these three cases by solving the $\\alpha'$-corrected D-term equations in explicit examples, and describe their appearance in more general T-brane backgrounds. Finally, we discuss implications of our findings for F-theory GUT local models.