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...
Brane Creation in M(atrix) Theory
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.
Non-Lagrangian theories from brane junctions
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Bao, Ling [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden); Mitev, Vladimir [Humboldt Univ., Berlin (Germany). Inst. fuer Mathematik und Inst. fuer Physik; Pomoni, Elli [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg (Germany). Theory Group; Taki, Masato [RIKEN Nishina Center, Saitama (Japan). Mathematical Physics Lab.; Yagi, Futoshi [International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste (Italy); INFN, Trieste (Italy); Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
2013-10-15
In this article we use 5-brane junctions to study the 5D T{sub N} SCFTs corresponding to the 5D N=1 uplift of the 4D N=2 strongly coupled gauge theories, which are obtained by compactifying N M5 branes on a sphere with three full punctures. Even though these theories have no Lagrangian description, by using the 5-brane junctions proposed by Benini, Benvenuti and Tachikawa, we are able to derive their Seiberg-Witten curves and Nekrasov partition functions. We cross-check our results with the 5D superconformal index proposed by Kim, Kim and Lee. Through the AGTW correspondence, we discuss the relations between 5D superconformal indices and n-point functions of the q-deformed W{sub N} Toda theories.
Thermodynamics of spinning branes and their dual field theories
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Harmark, Troels; Obers, N. A.
2000-01-01
We discuss general spinning p-branes of string and M-theory and use their thermodynamics along with the correspondence between near-horizon brane solutions and field theories with 16 supercharges to describe the thermodynamic behavior of these theories in the presence of voltages under the R...... limits are remarkably close and (ii) The tree-level R^4 corrections to the spinning D3-brane generate a decrease in the free energy at strong coupling towards the weak coupling result. We also comment on the generalization to spinning brane bound states and their thermodynamics, which are relevant...
D-branes and Short Distances in String Theory
Douglas, M R; Pouliot, P; Shenker, S H; Douglas, Michael R.; Kabat, Daniel; Pouliot, Philippe; Shenker, Stephen H.
1996-01-01
We study the behavior of D-branes at distances far shorter than the string length scale~$l_s$. We argue that short-distance phenomena are described by the IR behavior of the D-brane world-volume quantum theory. This description is valid until the brane motion becomes relativistic. At weak string coupling 0-brane quantum mechanics to study 0-brane collisions and find structure at length scales corresponding to the eleven-dimensional Planck length ($\\lp11 ($\\R11 \\sim \\gs l_s$). We use 0-branes to probe non-trivial geometries and topologies at sub-stringy scales. We study the 0-brane 4-brane system, calculating the 0-brane moduli space metric, and find the bound state at threshold, which has characteristic size $\\lp11$. We examine the blowup of an orbifold and are able to resolve the resulting $S^2$ down to size $\\lp11$. A 0-brane with momentum approaching $1/\\R11$ is able to explore a larger configuration space in which the blowup is embedded. Analogous phenomena occur for small instantons. We finally turn to 1...
Can we live on a D-brane? -- Effective theory on a self-gravitating D-brane --
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.
Stability of D brane-anti D brane systems in confining gauge theories
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Ghoroku, Kazuo [Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka (Japan); Nakamura, Akihiro [Kagoshima University, Department of Physics, Kagoshima (Japan); Toyoda, Fumihiko [Kinki University, School of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering, Iizuka (Japan)
2011-01-15
We study the stability of a special form of D brane embedding which is regarded as a bound state of D{sub n} and anti-D{sub n} brane embedded in a 10D supergravity background which is dual to a confining gauge theory. For D5 branes with U(1) flux, their bound-state configuration can be regarded as the baryonium vertex. For D branes of n=6 and 8 without the U(1) flux, their bound states have been used to introduce flavor quarks in the dual supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. In any case, it would be important to ensure that they are free from tachyon instability. For all these cases, we could show their stability with respect to this point. (orig.)
Stability of D brane-anti D brane systems in confining gauge theories
Ghoroku, Kazuo; Nakamura, Akihiro; Toyoda, Fumihiko
2011-01-01
We study the stability of a special form of D brane embedding which is regarded as a bound state of D n and anti-D n brane embedded in a 10D supergravity background which is dual to a confining gauge theory. For D5 branes with U(1) flux, their bound-state configuration can be regarded as the baryonium vertex. For D branes of n=6 and 8 without the U(1) flux, their bound states have been used to introduce flavor quarks in the dual supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. In any case, it would be important to ensure that they are free from tachyon instability. For all these cases, we could show their stability with respect to this point.
Novel Aspects in $p$-Brane Theories: Weyl-Invariant Light-Like Branes
Guendelman, E; Nissimov, E; Pacheva, S; Guendelman, Eduardo; Kaganovich, Alexander; Nissimov, Emil; Pacheva, Svetlana
2004-01-01
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.
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)
Brane Cosmology and Higher Derivative Theory
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.
D-brane anti-D-brane system in string theory
Hyakutake, Y
2003-01-01
In this paper, we review a system of D-brane and anti-D-brane in type II superstring theories. [A. Sen, hep-th/9904207 and references there in; Y.Hyakutake, Master-Th., Doctor-Th. (in Japanese)] This system is unstable an tachyonic modes, which have negative mass squared, appear from open strings between D-brane and anti-D-brane. The effective field theory on the world-volume is described by U(1) x U(1) gauge theory with a complex tachyon field. Since the mass squared of the techyon field is negative, a tachyon potential would be like a wine bottle. In order to make the system stable, the tachyon rolls down the potential and gets some vacuum expectation value. This is called the tachyon condensation mechanism. During this mechanism, Dp-brane and anti-Dp-brane annihilate completely, if we admit Sen's conjecture. The suspicions between tachyon condensation and Hawking radiation are also discussed. (author)
D-brane anti-D-brane system in string theory
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In this paper, we review a system of D-brane and anti-D-brane in type II superstring theories. [A. Sen, hep-th/9904207 and references there in; Y.Hyakutake, Master-Th., Doctor-Th. (in Japanese)] This system is unstable an tachyonic modes, which have negative mass squared, appear from open strings between D-brane and anti-D-brane. The effective field theory on the world-volume is described by U(1) x U(1) gauge theory with a complex tachyon field. Since the mass squared of the techyon field is negative, a tachyon potential would be like a wine bottle. In order to make the system stable, the tachyon rolls down the potential and gets some vacuum expectation value. This is called the tachyon condensation mechanism. During this mechanism, Dp-brane and anti-Dp-brane annihilate completely, if we admit Sen's conjecture. The suspicions between tachyon condensation and Hawking radiation are also discussed. (author)
D-brane Instantons in Type II String Theory
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Blumenhagen, Ralph; /Munich, Max Planck Inst.; Cvetic, Mirjam; /Pennsylvania U.; Kachru, Shamit; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC; Weigand, Timo; /SLAC
2009-06-19
We review recent progress in determining the effects of D-brane instantons in N=1 supersymmetric compactifications of Type II string theory to four dimensions. We describe the abstract D-brane instanton calculus for holomorphic couplings such as the superpotential, the gauge kinetic function and higher fermionic F-terms. This includes a discussion of multi-instanton effects and the implications of background fluxes for the instanton sector. Our presentation also highlights, but is not restricted to the computation of D-brane instanton effects in quiver gauge theories on D-branes at singularities. We then summarize the concrete consequences of stringy D-brane instantons for the construction of semi-realistic models of particle physics or SUSY-breaking in compact and non-compact geometries.
D-brane Instantons in Type II String Theory
Blumenhagen, Ralph; Kachru, Shamit; Weigand, Timo
2009-01-01
We review recent progress in determining the effects of D-brane instantons in N=1 supersymmetric compactifications of Type II string theory to four dimensions. We describe the abstract D-brane instanton calculus for holomorphic couplings such as the superpotential, the gauge kinetic function and higher fermionic F-terms. This includes a discussion of multi-instanton effects and the implications of background fluxes for the instanton sector. Our presentation also highlights, but is not restricted to the computation of D-brane instanton effects in quiver gauge theories on D-branes at singularities. We then summarize the concrete consequences of stringy D-brane instantons for the construction of semi-realistic models of particle physics or SUSY-breaking in compact and non-compact geometries.
Brane Gas Cosmology In Superstring Theory
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 ...
Weyl-Conformally Invariant p-Brane Theories
Guendelman, E; Nissimov, E; Pacheva, S; Guendelman, Eduardo; Kaganovich, Alexander; Nissimov, Emil; Pacheva, Svetlana
2005-01-01
We discuss in some detail the properties of a novel class of Weyl-conformally invariant p-brane theories which describe intrinsically light-like branes for any odd world-volume dimension and whose dynamics significantly differs from that of the ordinary (conformally non-invariant) Nambu-Goto p-branes. We present explicit solutions of the WILL-brane (Weyl-Invariant Light-Like brane) equations of motion in various gravitational backgrounds of physical relevance exhibiting the following new phenomena: (i) In spherically symmetric static backgrounds the WILL-brane automatically positions itself on (materializes) the event horizon of the corresponding black hole solutions, thus providing an explicit dynamical realization of the membrane paradigm in black hole physics; (ii) In product spaces (of interest in Kaluza-Klein context) the WILL-brane wrappes non-trivially around the compact (internal) dimensions and moves as a whole with the speed of light in the non-compact (space-time) dimensions.
Brane gas cosmology in M-theory late time behavior
Easther, R; Jackson, M G; Kabat, D; Easther, Richard; Greene, Brian R.; Jackson, Mark G.; Kabat, Daniel
2003-01-01
We investigate the late-time behavior of a universe containing a supergravity gas and wrapped 2-branes in the context of M-theory compactified on T^10. The supergravity gas tends to drive uniform expansion, while the branes impede the expansion of the directions about which they are wrapped. Assuming spatial homogeneity, we study the dynamics both numerically and analytically. At late times the radii obey power laws which are determined by the brane wrapping numbers, leading to interesting hierarchies of scale between the wrapped and unwrapped dimensions. The biggest hierarchy that could evolve from an initial thermal fluctuation produces three large unwrapped dimensions. We also study configurations corresponding to string winding, in which the M2-branes are all wrapped around the (small) 11th dimension, and show that this recovers the scenario discussed by Brandenberger and Vafa.
Bouncing Model in Brane World Theory
Maier, Rodrigo; Soares, Ivano Damião
2013-01-01
We examine the nonlinear dynamics of a closed Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universe in the framework of Brane World formalism with a timelike extra dimension. In this scenario, the Friedmann equations contain additional terms arising from the bulk-brane interaction which provide a concrete model for nonsingular bounces in the early phase of the Universe. We construct a nonsingular cosmological scenario sourced with dust, radiation and a cosmological constant. The structure of the phase space shows a nonsingular orbit with two accelerated phases, separated by a smooth transition corresponding to a decelerated expansion. Given observational parameters we connect such phases to a primordial accelerated phase, a soft transition to Friedmann (where the classical regime is valid), and a graceful exit to a de Sitter accelerated phase.
Brane Topological Field Theories and Hurwitz numbers for CW-complexes
Natanzon, Sergey M.
2009-01-01
We expand Topological Field Theory on some special CW-complexes (brane complexes). This Brane Topological Field Theory one-to-one corresponds to infinite dimensional Frobenius Algebras, graduated by CW-complexes of lesser dimension. We define general and regular Hurwitz numbers of brane complexes and prove that they generate Brane Topological Field Theories. For general Hurwitz numbers corresponding algebra is an algebra of coverings of lesser dimension. For regular Hurwitz numbers the Froben...
Topics in brane world and quantum field theory
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
Branes from Moyal Deformation Quantization of Generalized Yang Mills Theories
Castro, C
1999-01-01
It is shown that a Moyal deformation quantization of the SO(4k) Generalized Yang-Mills (GYM) theory action in D=4k dimensions, for spacetime independent field configurations, in the $\\hbar \\to 0$ limit, yields the Dolan-Tchrakian p-brane action after fixing the conformal and world volume reparametrization invariance, associated with the p-brane world volume dimension p+1=4k, embedded in a D=4k target spacetime background. The gauge fields/target spacetime coordinates correspondence is required but no large N limit is necessary.
New class of effective field theories from embedded branes.
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
Effective theory for close limit of two branes
Shiromizu, T; Takahashi, K; Shiromizu, Tetsuya; Koyama, Kazuya; Takahashi, Keitaro
2003-01-01
We discuss the effective theory for the close limit of two branes in a covariant way. To do so we solve the five dimensional Einstein equation along the direction of extra dimension. Using the Taylor expansion we formally solve the bulk and derive the effective theory describing the close limit systems. We will also discuss the radion dynamics and braneworld black holes for the close limit in our formulation.
2d (0,2) Quiver Gauge Theories and D-Branes
Franco, Sebastian; Lee, Sangmin; Seong, Rak-Kyeong; Yokoyama, Daisuke
2015-01-01
We initiate a systematic study of 2d (0,2) quiver gauge theories on the worldvolume of D1-branes probing singular toric Calabi-Yau 4-folds. We present an algorithm for efficiently calculating the classical mesonic moduli spaces of these theories, which correspond to the probed geometries. We also introduce a systematic procedure for constructing the gauge theories for arbitrary toric singularities by means of partial resolution, which translates to higgsing in the field theory. Finally, we introduce Brane Brick Models, a novel class of brane configurations that consist of D4-branes suspended from an NS5-brane wrapping a holomorphic surface, tessellating a 3-torus. Brane Brick Models are the 2d analogues of Brane Tilings and allow a direct connection between geometry and gauge theory.
D-branes in Type IIA and Type IIB theories from tachyon condensation
Kluson, J
2000-01-01
In this paper we will construct all D-branes in Type IIA and Type IIB theories via tachyon condensation. We also propose form of Wess-Zumino term for non-BPS D-brane and we will show that tachyon condensation in this term leads to standard Wess-Zumino term for BPS D-brane.
D-Branes, Tachyons, and String Field Theory
Taylor, Washington; Zwiebach, Barton
2003-01-01
In these notes we provide a pedagogical introduction to the subject of tachyon condensation in Witten's cubic bosonic open string field theory. We use both the low-energy Yang-Mills description and the language of string field theory to explain the problem of tachyon condensation on unstable D-branes. We give a self-contained introduction to open string field theory using both conformal field theory and overlap integrals. Our main subjects are the Sen conjectures on tachyon condensation in op...
Dark Solitons, D-branes and Noncommutative Tachyon Field Theory
Giaccari, Stefano
2016-01-01
In this paper we discuss the boson/vortex duality by mapping the Gross-Pitaevskii theory into an effective string theory, both with and without boundaries. Through the effective string theory, we find the Seiberg-Witten map between the commutative and the noncommutative tachyon field theories, and consequently identify their soliton solutions with the D-branes in the effective string theory. We perform various checks of the duality map and the identification of classical solutions. This new insight of the duality between the Gross-Pitaevskii theory and the effective string theory allows us to test many results of string theory in Bose-Einstein condensates, and at the same time help us understand the quantum behavior of superfluids and cold atom systems.
Fermi surface behavior in the ABJM M2-brane theory
DeWolfe, Oliver; Rosen, Christopher
2014-01-01
We calculate fermionic Green's functions for states of the three-dimensional ABJM M2-brane theory at large N using the gauge-gravity correspondence. We embed extremal black brane solutions in four-dimensional maximally supersymmetric gauged supergravity, obtain the linearized Dirac equations for each spin-1/2 mode that cannot mix with a gravitino, and solve these equations with infalling boundary conditions to calculate retarded Green's functions. For generic values of the chemical potentials, we find Fermi surfaces with universally non-Fermi liquid behavior, matching the situation for four-dimensional N=4 Super-Yang-Mills. Fermi surface singularities appear and disappear discontinuously at the point with all chemical potentials equal, reminiscent of a quantum critical point. One limit of parameter space has zero entropy at zero temperature, and fermionic fluctuations are perfectly stable inside an energy region around the Fermi surface. An ambiguity in the quantization of the fermions is resolved by supersym...
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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.
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.
An Attempt Towards Field Theory of D0 Branes -- Quantum M-Field Theory
Yoneya, Tamiaki
2008-01-01
I discuss my recent attempt in search of a new framework for quantum field theory of D branes. After explaining some motivations in the background of this project, I present, as a first step towards our goal, a second-quantized reformulation of the U(N) Yang-Mills quantum mechanics in which the D0-brane creation-and-annihilation fields connecting theories with different N are introduced. Physical observables are expressed in terms of bilinear forms of the D0 fields. The large N limit is briefly treated using this new formalism.
Travelling front of a decaying brane in string field theory
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We consider the inhomogeneous decay of an unstable D-brane of bosonic string theory in a linear dilaton background in a light-cone frame. At the lowest level, the dynamical equation that describes this process is a generalisation (that includes nonlocality and time delay) of a reaction-diffusion equation studied by Fisher (and others). We argue that the equation of motion of the cubic open string field theory is satisfied at least to the second order when we start with this ‘Fisher deformation’, a marginal operator which has a simple pole term in its OPE. We also compute the one-point functions of closed string operators on the disc in the presence of this deformation
Fermi surface behavior in the ABJM M2-brane theory
DeWolfe, Oliver; Henriksson, Oscar; Rosen, Christopher
2015-06-01
We calculate fermionic Green's functions for states of the three-dimensional Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis-Maldacena M2-brane theory at large N using the gauge-gravity correspondence. We embed extremal black brane solutions in four-dimensional maximally supersymmetric gauged supergravity, obtain the linearized Dirac equations for each spin-1 /2 mode that cannot mix with a gravitino, and solve these equations with infalling boundary conditions to calculate retarded Green's functions. For generic values of the chemical potentials, we find Fermi surfaces with universally non-Fermi liquid behavior, matching the situation for four-dimensional N =4 super-Yang-Mills. Fermi surface singularities appear and disappear discontinuously at the point where all chemical potentials are equal, reminiscent of a quantum critical point. One limit of parameter space has zero entropy at zero temperature, and fermionic fluctuations are perfectly stable inside an energy region around the Fermi surface. An ambiguity in the quantization of the fermions is resolved by supersymmetry.
Dp-brane Tension from Tachyons and B-field in Vacuum String Field Theory
Matlock, P; Viswanathan, K S; Yang, Y
2002-01-01
We consider tachyonic string-field fluctuations about a Dp-brane background in the geometrical (CFT) formulation of vacuum string field theory. We then extend this analysis to the case of a background B-field. We find that the standard results for D-brane tension are reproduced in both cases.
Gravity in a stabilized brane world model in five-dimensional Brans-Dicke theory
Mikhailov, A S; Smolyakov, M N; Volobuev, I P
2008-01-01
Linearized equations of motion for gravitational and scalar fields are found and solved in a stabilized brane world model in five-dimensional Brans-Dicke theory. The physical degrees of freedom are isolated, the mass spectrum of Kaluza-Klein excitations is found and the coupling constants of these excitations to matter on the negative tension brane are calculated.
On the Supersymmetric Index of the M-theory 5-brane and Little String Theory
Bonelli, G
2001-01-01
We propose a six-dimensional framework to calculate the supersymmetric index of M-theory 5-branes wrapped on a six-manifold with product topology $M_4\\times T^2$, where $M_4$ is a holomorphic 4-cycle in a Calabi-Yau three-fold. This is obtained by zero-modes counting of the self-dual tensor contribution plus ``little'' string states and correctly reproduces the known results which can be obtained by shrinking or blowing the $T^2$ volume parameter. We also extract the geometric moduli space of the multi M5-brane system and infer the generic structure of the supersymmetric index for more general geometries.
F-theory from Fundamental Five-branes
Linch, William D
2015-01-01
We describe the worldvolume for the bosonic sector of the lower-dimensional F-theory that embeds 4D, N=1 M-theory and the 3D Type II superstring. The worldvolume (5-brane) theory is that of a single 6D gauge 2-form $X_{MN}(\\sigma^P)$ whose field strength is selfdual. Thus unlike string theory, the spacetime indices are tied to the worldsheet ones: In the Hamiltonian formalism, the spacetime coordinates are a $\\mathbf{10}$ of the GL(5) of the 5 $\\sigma$'s (neglecting $\\tau$). The current algebra gives a rederivation of the F-bracket. The background-independent subalgebra of the Virasoro algebra gives the usual section condition, while a new type of section condition follows from Gau\\ss{}'s law, tying the worldvolume to spacetime: Solving just the old condition yields M-theory, while solving only the new one gives the manifestly T-dual version of the string, and the combination produces the usual string. We also find a covariant form of the condition that dimensionally reduces the string coordinates.
Hagedorn Behavior of Little String Theories from string corrections to NS5-branes
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Harmark, Troels; Obers, N. A.
2000-01-01
We examine the Hagedorn behavior of little string theory using its conjectured duality with near-horizon NS5-branes. In particular, by studying the string-corrected NS5-brane supergravity solution, it is shown that tree-level corrections to the temperature vanish, while the leading one-loop string...... correction generates the correct temperature dependence of the entropy near the Hagedorn temperature. Finally, the Hagedorn behavior of ODp-brane theories, which are deformed versions of little string theory, is considered via their supergravity duals....
Dirichlet branes and nonperturbative aspects of supersymmetric string and gauge theories
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Yin, Zheng
1999-05-01
In chapter 1 the author reviews some elements of string theory relevant to the rest of this report. He touches on both the classical, i.e. perturbative, string physics before D-branes rise to prominence, and some of the progresses they brought forth. In chapter 2 he proceeds to give an exact algebraic formulation of D-branes in curved spaces. This allows one to classify them in backgrounds of interest and study their geometric properties. He applies this formalism to string theory on Calabi-Yau and other supersymmetry preserving manifolds. Then he studies the behavior of the D-branes under mirror symmetry in chapter 3. Mirror symmetry is known to be a symmetry of string theory perturbatively. He finds evidence for its nonperturbative validity when D-branes are also considered and compute some dynamical consequences. In chapter 4 he turns to examine the consistency of curved and/or intersecting D-brane configurations. They have been used recently to extract information about the field theories that arise in certain limits. It turns out that there are potential quantum mechanical inconsistencies associated with them. What saves the day are certain subtle topological properties of D-branes. This resolution has implications for the conserved charges carried by the D-branes, which he computes for the cases studied in chapter 2. In chapter 5 he uses intersecting brane configurations to study three dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories. There is also a mirror symmetry there that, among other things, exchanges classical and quantum mechanical quantities of a (mirror) pair of theories. It has an elegant realization in term of a symmetry of string theory involving D-branes. The author employs it to study a wide class of 3d models. He also predicts new mirror pairs and unconventional 3d field theories without Lagrangian descriptions.
F-theory and the landscape of intersecting D7-branes
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Braun, Andreas
2010-02-05
In this work, the moduli of D7-branes in type IIB orientifold compactifications and their stabilization by fluxes is studied from the perspective of F-theory. In F-theory, the moduli of the D7-branes and the moduli of the orientifold are unified in the moduli space of an elliptic Calabi-Yau manifold. This makes it possible to study flux the stabilization of D7-branes in an elegant manner. To answer phenomenological questions, one has to translate the deformations of the elliptic Calabi-Yau manifold of F-theory back to the positions and the shape of the D7-branes. We address this problem by constructing the homology cycles that are relevant for the deformations of the elliptic Calabi-Yau manifold.We show the viability of our approach for the case of elliptic two- and three-folds. Furthermore, we discuss a consistency conditions related to the intersections between D7-branes and orientifold planes which is automatically fulfilled in F-theory. Finally, we use our results to study the flux stabilization of D7-branes on the orientifold K3 x T{sup 2}/Z{sub 2} using F-theory on K3 x K3. In this context, we derive conditions on the fluxes to stabilize a given configuration of D7-branes. (orig.)
F-theory and the landscape of intersecting D7-branes
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In this work, the moduli of D7-branes in type IIB orientifold compactifications and their stabilization by fluxes is studied from the perspective of F-theory. In F-theory, the moduli of the D7-branes and the moduli of the orientifold are unified in the moduli space of an elliptic Calabi-Yau manifold. This makes it possible to study flux the stabilization of D7-branes in an elegant manner. To answer phenomenological questions, one has to translate the deformations of the elliptic Calabi-Yau manifold of F-theory back to the positions and the shape of the D7-branes. We address this problem by constructing the homology cycles that are relevant for the deformations of the elliptic Calabi-Yau manifold.We show the viability of our approach for the case of elliptic two- and three-folds. Furthermore, we discuss a consistency conditions related to the intersections between D7-branes and orientifold planes which is automatically fulfilled in F-theory. Finally, we use our results to study the flux stabilization of D7-branes on the orientifold K3 x T2/Z2 using F-theory on K3 x K3. In this context, we derive conditions on the fluxes to stabilize a given configuration of D7-branes. (orig.)
AdS(3) OM theory and the self-dual string or membranes ending on the five-brane
Berman, DS; Sundell, P
2002-01-01
We describe properties of the M-theory five-brane containing Q coincident self-dual strings on its worldvolume. This is the five-brane description of Q membranes ending on the five-brane. In particular, we consider a Maldacena-like low energy limit in the six-dimensional worldvolume which yields a n
M-Theory Brane as Giant Graviton and the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect
Huo, R
2006-01-01
A small number of M-theory branes as giant gravitons in the M-theory sector of LLM geometry is studied as a probe. The abelian way shows that the low energy effective action for M-theory brane is exactly the 2d electron subject to a vertical magnetic field. We also briefly discuss the microscopic description of M2-brane giant graviton in this geometry, in the language of a combination of D0-branes as fuzzy 2-spheres. Then we go to the well-established Noncommutative Chern-Simons theory description. After quantization, well behaved Fractional Quantum Hall Effect is demonstrated. This goes beyond the original LLM description and should be some indication of novel geometry.
Metamaterials Mimicking Dynamic Spacetime, D-brane and Noncommutativity in String Theory
Miao, Rong-Xin; ZHENG, Rui; Li, Miao
2010-01-01
We propose an executable scheme to mimic the expanding cosmos in 1+2 dimensions in laboratory. Furthermore, we develop a general procedure to use nonlinear metamaterials to mimic D-brane and noncommutativity in string theory.
Notes on D-branes and dualities in (p,q) minimal superstring theory
Irie, Hirotaka
2007-01-01
We study the boundary states in (p,q) minimal superstring theory, combining the explicit form of the matter wave functions. Within the modular bootstrap framework, Cardy states of (p,q) minimal superconformal field theory are completely determined in both cases of the different supercharge combinations, and the remaining consistency checks in the super-Liouville case are also performed. Using these boundary states, we determine the explicit form of FZZT- and ZZ-brane boundary states both in type 0A and 0B GSO projections. Annulus amplitudes of FZZT branes are evaluated and principle FZZT branes are identified. In particular, we found that these principle FZZT branes do not satisfy Cardy's consistency condition for each other and play a role of order/disorder parameters of the Kramers-Wannier duality in the spacetime of this superstring theory.
Radion stability and induced, on-brane geometries in an effective scalar-tensor theory of gravity
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.
Ramond-Ramond Fields, Fractional Branes and Orbifold Differential K-Theory
Szabo, Richard J.; Valentino, Alessandro
2010-03-01
We study D-branes and Ramond-Ramond fields on global orbifolds of Type II string theory with vanishing H-flux using methods of equivariant K-theory and K-homology. We illustrate how Bredon equivariant cohomology naturally realizes stringy orbifold cohomology. We emphasize its role as the correct cohomological tool which captures known features of the low-energy effective field theory, and which provides new consistency conditions for fractional D-branes and Ramond-Ramond fields on orbifolds. We use an equivariant Chern character from equivariant K-theory to Bredon cohomology to define new Ramond-Ramond couplings of D-branes which generalize previous examples. We propose a definition for groups of differential characters associated to equivariant K-theory. We derive a Dirac quantization rule for Ramond-Ramond fluxes, and study flat Ramond-Ramond potentials on orbifolds.
Confining k-string tensions with D-branes in super Yang-Mills theories
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We discuss confining k strings in four-dimensional gauge theories using D5 branes in AdS5xS5, and D3 branes in Klebanov-Strassler and Maldacena-Nunez backgrounds. We present two results: The first that confining k string tensions in N=4 can be calculated using D5 branes in AdS5xS5 with a cut-off in the bulk AdS. Using an embedding of R2 times S4 subset of S5, we show that the D5 brane replicates a string of rank k in the antisymmetric representation. The second result shows that the S-dual calculation to hep-th/0111078 reproduces the action in the Klebanov-Strassler and Maldacena-Nunez backgrounds exactly, while providing a more natural manifestation of the string charge k
Confining k-string tensions with D-Branes in Super Yang-Mills theories
Ridgway, Jefferson M.
2007-01-01
We discuss confining k strings in four dimensional gauge theories using D5 branes in AdS5xS5, and D3 branes in Klebanov-Strassler and Maldacena-Nunez backgrounds. We present two results: The first that confining k string tensions in N=4 can be calculated using D5 branes in AdS5xS5 with a cut-off in the bulk AdS. Using an embedding of R2 times S4 in S5, we show that the D5 brane replicates a string of rank k in the antisymmetric representation. The second result shows that the S-Dual calculati...
Metric factorizability and equivalence of brane world models with Brans-Dicke theory
Chakraborty, Sumanta
2015-01-01
In the standard brane world models, the bulk metric ansatz is usually assumed to be factorizable in brane and bulk coordinates. However it is not self evident that it is always possible to factorize the bulk metric. Using gradient expansion scheme, which involves, expansion of bulk quantities in terms of the brane to bulk curvature ratio, as perturbative parameter, we have explicitly shown that upto second order in perturbative expansion, metric factorizability is a valid assumption. We have also argued from our result that the same should be true for all orders in the perturbation scheme. We further establish that the non-local terms present in the bulk gravitational field equation can be replaced by radion field and the effective action on the brane obtained thereof resembles Brans-Dicke theory of gravity.
5-brane webs, symmetry enhancement, and duality in 5d supersymmetric gauge theory
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We present a number of investigations of 5d N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories that make use of 5-brane web constructions and the 5d superconformal index. These include an observation of enhanced global symmetry in the 5d fixed point theory corresponding to SU(N) gauge theory with Chern-Simons level ±N, enhanced global symmetries in quiver theories, and dualities between quiver theories and non-quiver theories. Instanton contributions play a crucial role throughout
Topological charges for branes in M-theory
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We propose a simple form for the superalgebra of M2 and M5-brane probes in arbitrary supersymmetric backgrounds of 11d supergravity, extending previous results in the literature. In particular, we identify the topological charges in the algebras and find BPS bounds for the energies. The charges are given by the integral over a brane's spatial worldvolume of a certain closed form built out of the Killing spinors and background fields. The existence of such closed forms for arbitrary supersymmetric backgrounds generalises the existence of calibration forms for special holonomy manifolds. (author)
Composite diholes and intersecting brane-antibrane configurations in string/M-theory
Chattaraputi, A; Taormina, A; Chattaraputi, Auttakit; Emparan, Roberto; Taormina, Anne
2000-01-01
We construct new configurations of oppositely charged, static black hole pairs (diholes) in four dimensions which are solutions of low energy string/M-theory. The black holes are extremal and have four different charges. We also consider diholes in other theories with an arbitrary number of abelian gauge fields and scalars, where the black holes can be regarded as composite objects. We uplift the four-charge solutions to higher dimensions in order to describe intersecting brane-antibrane systems in string and M-theory. The properties of the strings and membranes stretched inbetween these branes and antibranes are studied. Several other generic features of these solutions are discussed.
Composite diholes and intersecting brane-antibrane configurations in string/M-theory
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Chattaraputi, Auttakit E-mail: auttakit.chattaraputi@durham.ac.uk; Emparan, Roberto E-mail: wtpemgar@lg.ehu.es; Taormina, Anne E-mail: anne.taormina@durham.ac.uk
2000-05-01
We construct new configurations of oppositely charged, static black hole pairs (diholes) in four dimensions which are solutions of low energy string/M-theory. The black holes are extremal and have four different charges. We also consider diholes in other theories with an arbitrary number of abelian gauge fields and scalars, where the black holes can be regarded as composite objects. We uplift the four-charge solutions to higher dimensions in order to describe intersecting brane-antibrane systems in string and M-theory. The properties of the strings and membranes stretched in between these branes and antibranes are studied. Several other generic features of these solutions are discussed.
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
Boundary conformal field theory and the worldsheet approach to D-branes
Recknagel, Andreas
2013-01-01
Boundary conformal field theory is concerned with a class of two-dimensional quantum field theories which display a rich mathematical structure and have many applications ranging from string theory to condensed matter physics. In particular, the framework allows discussion of strings and branes directly at the quantum level. Written by internationally renowned experts, this comprehensive introduction to boundary conformal field theory reaches from theoretical foundations to recent developments, with an emphasis on the algebraic treatment of string backgrounds. Topics covered include basic concepts in conformal field theory with and without boundaries, the mathematical description of strings and D-branes, and the geometry of strongly curved spacetime. The book offers insights into string geometry that go beyond classical notions. Describing the theory from basic concepts, and providing numerous worked examples from conformal field theory and string theory, this reference is of interest to graduate students and...
Interacting D2-branes in 10 dimensions and non abelian Born-Infeld theory
Gianvittorio, R; Stephany, J
2006-01-01
In this paper we extend the bosonic $D$-brane action in D=10 obtained by duality from the D=11 membrane wrapped on $S^1$ to an SU(2) non abelian system. This system presents only first class constraints, whose algebra closes off-shell and generalizes the algebra of diffeomorphisms of the $D2$-brane to include non abelian symmetry generators. From the SU(2) $D$-brane action, we also obtain the SU(2) Born-Infeld theory by performing a covariant reduction to a flat background. This calculation agrees up to fourth order with the result obtained from the superstring amplitudes and gives an alternative approach to analyze non-abelian Born-Infeld theories.
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.
D-branes and dual gauge theories in type 0 strings
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We consider the type 0 theories, obtained from the closed NSR string by a diagonal GSO projection which excludes space-time fermions, and study the D-branes in these theories. The low-energy dynamics of N coincident D-branes is governed by a U(N) gauge theory coupled to adjoint scalar fields. It is tempting to look for the type 0 string duals of such bosonic gauge theories in the background of the R-R charged p-brane classical solutions. This results in a picture analogous to the one recently proposed by Polyakov (hep-th/9809057). One of the serious problems that needs to be resolved is the closed string tachyon mode which couples to the D-branes and appears to cause an instability. We study the tachyon terms in the type 0 effective action and argue that the background R-R flux provides a positive shift of the (mass)2 of the tachyon. Thus, for sufficiently large flux, the tachyonic instability may be cured, removing the most basic obstacle to constructing the type 0 duals of non-supersymmetric gauge theories. We further find that the tachyon acquires an expectation value in the presence of the R-R flux. This effect is crucial for breaking the conformal invariance in the dual description of the 3 + 1-dimensional non-supersymmetric gauge theory
Brane realization of q-theory and the cosmological constant problem
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...
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 $T^10.$
Open string states and D-brane tension from vacuum string field theory
Okawa, Yuji
2002-01-01
We propose a description of open string fields on a D25-brane in vacuum string field theory. We show that the tachyon mass is correctly reproduced from our proposal and further argue that the mass spectrum of all other open string states is correctly obtained as well. We identify the string coupling constant from the three-tachyon coupling and show that the tension of a D25-brane is correctly expressed in terms of the coupling constant, which resolves the controversy in the literature. We als...
D-brane solitons and boojums in field theory and Bose–Einstein condensates
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In certain field theoretical models, composite solitons consisting of a domain wall and vortex lines attached to the wall have been referred to as ‘D-brane solitons’. We show that similar composite solitons can be realized in phase-separated two-component Bose–Einstein condensates. We discuss the similarities and differences between topological solitons in the Abelian–Higgs model and those in two-component Bose–Einstein condensates. On the basis of the formulation of gauge theory, we introduce the ‘boojum charge’ to characterize the D-brane soliton in Bose–Einstein condensates. (paper)
Localized intersections of M5-branes and four-dimensional superconformal field theories
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We write supersymmetry preserving conditions for infinite M5-branes intersecting on a (3+1)-dimensional space. In contrast to previously known solutions, these intersections are completely localized. We solve the equations for a particular class of configurations which in the near-horizon decoupling limit are dual to Nf=2Nc Seiberg-Witten superconformal field theories with gauge group SU(N) and generalisations to SU(N)n. We also discuss the relationship to D3-branes in the presence of an Ak singularity. (author)
Coincidence of the Universe Description Stemming from D-branes Theory and ENU Model
Sima, Jozef; Sukenik, Miroslav
2001-01-01
The contribution provides a comparison of consequences stemming from D-brane theories and Expansive Nondecelerative Universe model, and calls attention to coincidence of the results arising from the mentioned approaches to a description of the Universe. It follows from the comparison that the effects of quantum gravitation should appear at the energy near to 2 TeV.
The Cost of Seven-brane Gauge Symmetry in a Quadrillion F-theory Compactifications
Halverson, James
2016-01-01
We study seven-branes in $O(10^{15})$ four-dimensional F-theory compactifications where seven-brane moduli must be tuned in order to achieve non-abelian gauge symmetry. The associated compact spaces $B$ are the set of all smooth weak Fano toric threefolds. By a study of fine star regular triangulations of three dimensional reflexive polytopes, the number of such spaces is estimated to be $5.8\\times 10^{14}\\lesssim N_\\text{bases}\\lesssim 1.8\\times 10^{17}$. Typically hundreds or thousands of moduli must be tuned to achieve symmetry for $h^{11}(B)<10$, but the average number drops sharply into the range $O(25)$-$O(200)$ as $h^{11}(B)$ increases. For some low rank groups, such as $SU(2)$ and $SU(3)$, there exist examples where only a few moduli must be tuned in order to achieve seven-brane gauge symmetry.
On Noncommutativity in String Theory and D-Branes
Chaichian, Masud; Chaichian, Masud; Polyakov, Dimitri
2002-01-01
By considering the B-field dynamical and studying its interaction with Ramond-Ramond (RR) background we observe the breaking of the B-field gauge symmetry in the effective action. This effect takes place due to non-perturbative coupling of the B-field to membrane topological charge. As a result, the B-field is renormalized in the RR backgrounds, making it impossible to obtain consistent non-commutative models with constant B-field. We argue that the gauge invariance is restored by introducing appropriate external D-brane configuration.
Musso, Daniele
2012-01-01
The non-perturbative dynamics of quantum field theories is studied using theoretical tools inspired by string formalism. Two main lines are developed: the analysis of stringy instantons in a class of four-dimensional N=2 gauge theories and the holographic study of the minimal model for a strongly coupled unbalanced superconductor. The field theory instanton calculus admits a natural and efficient description in terms of D-brane models. In addition, the string viewpoint offers the possibility of generalizing the ordinary instanton configurations. Even though such generalized, or stringy, instantons would be absent in a purely field-theoretical, low-energy treatment, we demonstrate that they do alter the IR effective description of the brane dynamics by introducing contributions related to the string scale. In the first part of this thesis we compute explicitly the stringy instanton corrections to the effective prepotential in a class of quiver gauge theories. In the second part of the thesis, we present a deta...
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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.
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.
Large-Scale Structure in Brane-Induced Gravity I. Perturbation Theory
Scoccimarro, Roman
2009-01-01
We study the growth of subhorizon perturbations in brane-induced gravity using perturbation theory. We solve for the linear evolution of perturbations taking advantage of the symmetry under gauge transformations along the extra-dimension to decouple the bulk equations in the quasistatic approximation, which we argue may be a better approximation at large scales than thought before. We then study the nonlinearities in the bulk and brane equations, concentrating on the workings of the Vainshtein mechanism by which the theory becomes general relativity (GR) at small scales. We show that at the level of the power spectrum, to a good approximation, the effect of nonlinearities in the modified gravity sector may be absorbed into a renormalization of the gravitational constant. Since weak lensing is entirely unaffected by the extra nonlinear physics in these theories, the modified gravity can be described in this approximation by a single function, an effective gravitational constant that depends on space and time. ...
Instanton-monopole correspondence from M-branes on S1 and little string theory
Hohenegger, Stefan; Iqbal, Amer; Rey, Soo-Jong
2016-03-01
We study Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) excitations in M5-M2-brane configurations with a compact transverse direction, which are also relevant for type IIa and IIb little string theories. These configurations are dual to a class of toric elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau manifolds XN with manifest S L (2 ,Z )×S L (2 ,Z ) modular symmetry. They admit two dual gauge theory descriptions. For both, the nonperturbative partition function can be written as an expansion of the topological string partition function of XN with respect to either of the two modular parameters. We analyze the resulting BPS-counting functions in detail and find that they can be fully constructed as linear combinations of the BPS-counting functions of M5-M2-brane configurations with noncompact transverse directions. For certain M2-brane configurations, we also find that the free energies in the two dual theories agree with each other, which points to a new correspondence between instanton and monopole configurations. These results are also a manifestation of T-duality between type IIa and IIb little string theories.
Monopole operators in N=4 Chern-Simons theories and wrapped M2-branes
Imamura, Yosuke
2009-01-01
Monopole operators in Abelian N=4 Chern-Simons theories described by circular quiver diagrams are investigated. The magnetic charges of non-diagonal U(1) gauge symmetries form the SU(p)xSU(q) root lattice where p and q are numbers of untwisted and twisted hypermultiplets, respectively. For monopole operators corresponding to the roots, we propose a correspondence between the monopole operators and states of a wrapped M2-brane in the dual geometry.
SUSY field theories, integrable systems and their stringy/brane origin, 2
Gorsky, A S; Mironov, A E
1998-01-01
Five and six dimensional SUSY gauge theories, with one or two compactified directions, are discussed. The 5d theories with the matter hypermultiplets in the fundamental representation are associated with the twisted $XXZ$ spin chain, while the group product case with the bi-fundamental matter corresponds to the higher rank spin chains. The Riemann surfaces for $6d$ theories with fundamental matter and two compact directions are proposed to correspond to the $XYZ$ spin chain based on the Sklyanin algebra. We also discuss the obtained results within the brane and geometrical engeneering frameworks and explain the relation to the toric diagrams.
D-brane gauge theories from toric singularities of the form $C^3/\\Gamma$ and $C^4/\\Gamma$
Sarkar, Tapobrata
2000-01-01
We discuss examples of D-branes probing toric singularities, and the computation of their world-volume gauge theories from the geometric data of the singularities. We consider several such examples of D-branes on partial resolutions of the orbifolds ${\\bf C^3/Z_2\\times Z_2}$,${\\bf C^3/Z_2\\times Z_3}$ and ${\\bf C^4/Z_2\\times Z_2 \\times Z_2}$.
Comparing two approaches to the K-theory classification of D-branes
Ferrari Ruffino, Fabio; Savelli, Raffaele
2011-01-01
We consider the two main classification methods of D-brane charges via K-theory, in type II superstring theory with vanishing B-field: the Gysin map approach and the one based on the Atiyah-Hirzebruch spectral sequence. Then, we find out an explicit link between these two approaches: the Gysin map provides a representative element of the equivalence class obtained via the spectral sequence. We also briefly discuss the case of rational coefficients, characterized by a complete equivalence between the two classification methods.
0-Branes of Lattice Gauge Theory: Explicit Monopole Dominance
Fatollahi, Amir H
2016-01-01
The site reduction of U(1) lattice gauge theory is used to model the dynamics of magnetic monopoles. The reduced lattice theory is the 1D plane-rotator model of the angle-valued coordinates on the discrete world-line. The energy spectrum is obtained exactly, with a minimum in the ground-state at coupling $g_c=1.125$. For $gg_c$ or $T>T_c$ the monopoles always dominate.
D2-brane Chern-Simons theories: F -maximization = a-maximization
Fluder, Martin; Sparks, James
2016-01-01
We study a system of N D2-branes probing a generic Calabi-Yau three-fold singularity in the presence of a non-zero quantized Romans mass n. We argue that the low-energy effective c N=2 Chern-Simons quiver gauge theory flows to a superconformal fixed point in the IR, and construct the dual AdS4 solution in massive IIA supergravity. We compute the free energy F of the gauge theory on S 3 using localization. In the large N limit we find F = c ( nN )1/3 a 2/3, where c is a universal constant and a is the a-function of the "parent" four-dimensional N=1 theory on N D3-branes probing the same Calabi-Yau singularity. It follows that maximizing F over the space of admissible R-symmetries is equivalent to maximizing a for this class of theories. Moreover, we show that the gauge theory result precisely matches the holographic free energy of the supergravity solution, and provide a similar matching of the VEV of a BPS Wilson loop operator.
D2-brane Chern-Simons theories: F-maximization = a-maximization
Fluder, Martin
2015-01-01
We study a system of N D2-branes probing a generic Calabi-Yau three-fold singularity in the presence of a non-zero quantized Romans mass n. We argue that the low-energy effective N = 2 Chern-Simons quiver gauge theory flows to a superconformal fixed point in the IR, and construct the dual AdS_4 solution in massive IIA supergravity. We compute the free energy F of the gauge theory on S^3 using localization. In the large N limit we find F = c(nN)^{1/3}a^{2/3}, where c is a universal constant and a is the a-function of the "parent" four-dimensional N = 1 theory on N D3-branes probing the same Calabi-Yau singularity. It follows that maximizing F over the space of admissible R-symmetries is equivalent to maximizing a for this class of theories. Moreover, we show that the gauge theory result precisely matches the holographic free energy of the supergravity solution, and provide a similar matching of the VEV of a BPS Wilson loop operator.
A Note on Dimer Models and D-brane Gauge Theories
Agarwal, Prarit; Sarkar, Tapobrata
2008-01-01
The connection between quiver gauge theories and dimer models has been well studied. It is known that the matter fields of the quiver gauge theories can be represented using the perfect matchings of the dimer model. We conjecture that the perfect matchings give information about the charge matrix of the quiver gauge theory. Further, we perform explicit computations on some aspects of partial resolutions of toric singularities using dimer models. We analyse these with graph theory techniques, using the perfect matchings of orbifolds of the form $\\BC^3/\\Gamma$, where the orbifolding group $\\Gamma$ may be noncyclic. Using these, we study the construction of the superpotential of gauge theories living on D-branes which probe these singularities, including the case where one or more adjoint fields are present upon partial resolution. Applying a combination of open and closed string techniques to dimer models, we also study some aspects of their symmetries.
Aspects of string theory compactifications. D-brane statistics and generalised geometry
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Gmeiner, F.
2006-05-26
In this thesis we investigate two different aspects of string theory compactifications. The first part deals with the issue of the huge amount of possible string vacua, known as the landscape. Concretely we investigate a specific well defined subset of type II orientifold compactifications. We develop the necessary tools to construct a very large set of consistent models and investigate their gauge sector on a statistical basis. In particular we analyse the frequency distributions of gauge groups and the possible amount of chiral matter for compactifications to six and four dimensions. In the phenomenologically relevant case of four-dimensional compactifications, special attention is paid to solutions with gauge groups that include those of the standard model, as well as Pati-Salam, SU(5) and flipped SU(5) models. Additionally we investigate the frequency distribution of coupling constants and correlations between the observables in the gauge sector. These results are compared with a recent study of Gepner models. Moreover, we elaborate on questions concerning the finiteness of the number of solutions and the computational complexity of the algorithm. In the second part of this thesis we consider a new mathematical framework, called generalised geometry, to describe the six-manifolds used in string theory compactifications. In particular, the formulation of T-duality and mirror symmetry for nonlinear topological sigma models is investigated. Therefore we provide a reformulation and extension of the known topological A- and B-models to the generalised framework. The action of mirror symmetry on topological D-branes in this setup is presented and the transformation of the boundary conditions is analysed. To extend the considerations to D-branes in type II string theory, we introduce the notion of generalised calibrations. We show that the known calibration conditions of supersymmetric branes in type IIA and IIB can be obtained as special cases. Finally we investigate
Polyakov loop correlators from D0-brane interactions in bosonic string theory
M., Billo'; M., Caselle
2005-01-01
In this paper we re-derive the effective Nambu-Goto theory result for the Polyakov loop correlator, starting from the free bosonic string and using a covariant quantization. The boundary conditions are those of an open string attached to two D0-branes at spatial distance R, in a target space with compact euclidean time. The one-loop free energy contains topologically distinct sectors corresponding to multiple covers of the cylinder in target space bordered by the Polyakov loops. The sector th...
Brane cosmology in string/M-theory and cosmological parameters estimation
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.
Bergshoeff, Eric A
2011-01-01
We show that the branes of ten-dimensional IIA/IIB string theory must satisfy, upon toroidal compactification, specific wrapping rules in order to reproduce the number of supersymmetric branes that follows from a supergravity analysis. The realization of these wrapping rules suggests that IIA/IIB string theory contains a whole class of generalized Kaluza-Klein monopoles.
Supersymmetric Baryonic Branes
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.
Rotating black branes in Brans-Dicke theory with a nonlinear electromagnetic field
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Hendi, S.H.; Katebi, R. [Shiraz University, Physics Department and Biruni Observatory, Shiraz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Research Institute for Astrophysics and Astronomy of Maragha (RIAAM), P.O. Box 55134-441, Maragha (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
2012-11-15
This paper is devoted to obtaining a class of rotating black brane solutions of Brans-Dicke theory in the presence of a power Maxwell-invariant source. Since the field equations include the second derivatives of the scalar field, we cannot solve them, directly. Therefore, we first obtain the solutions of Einstein-dilaton gravity in the presence of a nonlinear Maxwell field, and then, by using a suitable conformal transformation, we obtain the solutions of Brans-Dicke theory with a power Maxwell-invariant source. In the next step, we discuss the geometric as well as the thermodynamic properties of the solutions. We also use the counterterm method to calculate finite action and conserved quantities. Finally, we examine the first law of thermodynamics. (orig.)
M-theory and E10: Billiards, Branes, and Imaginary Roots
Brown, J; Helfgott, C; Brown, Jeffrey; Ganor, Ori J.; Helfgott, Craig
2004-01-01
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 `walls' 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 fluxe...
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.
Black hole thermalization rate from brane anti-brane model
Lifschytz, G
2004-01-01
We develop the quasi-particle picture for Schwarzchild and far from extremal black holes. We show that the thermalization equations of the black hole is recovered from the model of branes and anti-branes. This can also be viewed as a field theory explanation of the relationship between area and entropy for these black holes. As a by product the annihilation rate of branes and anti-branes is computed.
Black hole thermalization rate from brane anti-brane model
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Lifschytz, Gilad E-mail: giladl@research.haifa.ac.il
2004-08-01
We develop the quasi-particle picture for Schwarzchild and far from extremal black holes. We show that the thermalization equations of the black hole is recovered from the model of branes and anti-branes. This can also be viewed as a field theory explanation of the relationship between area and entropy for these black holes. As a by product the annihilation rate of branes and anti-branes is computed. (author)
Dirac Relaxation of the Israel Junction Conditions: Unified Randall-Sundrum Brane Theory
Davidson, Aharon; Gurwich, Ilya
2006-01-01
Following Dirac's brane variation prescription, the brane must not be deformed during the variation process, or else the linearity of the variation may be lost. Alternatively, the variation of the brane is done, in a special Dirac frame, by varying the bulk coordinate system itself. Imposing appropriate Dirac style boundary conditions on the constrained 'sandwiched' gravitational action, we show how Israel junction conditions get relaxed, but remarkably, all solutions of the original Israel e...
Bergshoeff, E.; Riccioni, F.
2012-01-01
We show that the branes of ten-dimensional IA/IIB string theory must satisfy, upon toroidal compactification, specific wrapping rules in order to reproduce the number of supersymmetric branes that follows from a supergravity analysis. The realization of these wrapping rules suggests that IA/IIB stri
Meta-Stable Brane Configurations by Quartic Superpotential for Bifundamentals
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.
Instanton-Monopole Correspondence from M-Branes on $\\mathbb{S}^1$ and Little String Theory
Hohenegger, Stefan; Rey, Soo-Jong
2015-01-01
We study BPS excitations in M5-M2-brane configurations with a compact transverse direction, which are also relevant for type IIa and IIb little string theories. These configurations are dual to a class of toric elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau manifolds $X_N$ with manifest $SL(2,\\mathbb{Z})\\times SL(2,\\mathbb{Z})$ modular symmetry. They admit two dual gauge theory descriptions. For both, the non-perturbative partition function can be written as an expansion of the topological string partition function of $X_N$ with respect to either of the two modular parameters. We analyze the resulting BPS counting functions in detail and find that they can be fully constructed as linear combinations of the BPS counting functions of M5-M2-brane configurations with non-compact transverse directions. For certain M2-brane configurations, we also find that the free energies in the two dual theories agree with each other, which points to a new correspondence between instanton and monopole configurations. These results are also a ...
Supersymmetric Intersecting D6-Branes and Fluxes in Massive Type IIA String Theory
Behrndt, K.; Cvetic, M.
2004-01-01
We study N=1 supersymmetric four-dimensional solutions of massive Type IIA supergravity with intersecting D6-branes in the presence NS-NS three-form fluxes. We derive N=1 supersymmetry conditions for the D6-brane and flux configurations in an internal manifold $X_6$ and derive the intrinsic torsion (or SU(3)-structure) related to the fluxes. In the absence of fluxes, N=1 supersymmetry implies that D6-branes wrap supersymmetric three-cycles of $X_6$ that intersect at angles of SU(3) rotations ...
Cosmological study of some S-brane solutions in M-theory
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 ...
Radion stability and induced, on-brane geometries in an effective scalar-tensor theory of gravity II
Kar, Sayan; SenGupta, Soumitra
2015-01-01
In our earlier article (Phys.Rev. {\\bf D 88} 083506,(2013)) we had obtained spherically symmetric, static on-brane geometries in the Kanno-Soda effective scalar-tensor theory of gravity. The solution found was the extremal Reissner--Nordstrom black hole (the Majumdar-Papapetrou solution). In this article, we extend our analysis to more general, spherically symmetric, static geometries which are non-extremal in nature. The solution is nothing other than the well-known Reissner--Nordstrom solution. We find the radion field profiles for the various cases and also look into the issue of radion stability. Finally, the energy-momentum tensor for the effective on-brane matter is obtained and we observe that it can satisfy all energy conditions for a certain region of the parameter space of the solution.
NS-branes in 5d brane world models
Park, Eun Kyung
2010-01-01
We study codimension-1 brane solutions of the 5d brane world models compactified on $S_1 / \\mathbb{Z}_2$. In string theoretical setup they suggest that the background branes located at orbifold fixed points should be NS-branes (in the five dimensional sense), rather than D-branes. Indeed, the existence of the background NS-branes is indispensable to obtain flat geometry $M_4 \\times S_1 / \\mathbb{Z}_2$ where $M_4$ represents the 4d Minkowski spacetime, and without these branes the 5d metric becomes singular everywhere. This result is very reminiscent of the $(p+3)$d effective string theory \\cite{1} where the NS-NS type $p$-brane is indispensable to obtain a flat geometry $R_2$ or $R_2 /\\mathbb{Z}_n$ on the transverse dimensions. Without this NS-NS type $p$-brane the 2d transverse space becomes a pin-shaped singular space. The correspondence between these two theories leads us to a conjecture that the whole flat backgrounds of the string theory inherently invovle the NS-branes implicitly in their ansatz, and he...
(2,2) and (0,4) Supersymmetric Boundary Conditions in 3d N = 4 Theories and Type IIB Branes
Chung, Hee-Joong
2016-01-01
The half-BPS boundary conditions preserving N = (2,2) and N = (0,4) supersymmetry in 3d N = 4 supersymmetric gauge theories are examined. The BPS equations admit decomposition of the bulk supermultiplets into specific boundary supermultiplets of preserved supersymmetry. Bogomolony-like equations and Nahm-like equations arise in the vector multiplet BPS boundary conditions and Robin-type boundary conditions appear for the hypermultiplet coupled to vector multiplet. The half-BPS boundary conditions are realized in the brane configurations of Type IIB string theory.
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.
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.
Excited D-brane decay in Cubic String Field Theory and in Bosonic String Theory
Garousi, M. R.; Maktabdaran, G. R.
2002-01-01
In the cubic string field theory, using the gauge invariant operators corresponding to the on-shell closed string vertex operators, we have explicitly evaluated the decay amplitudes of two open string tachyons or gauge fields to one closed string tachyon or graviton up to level two. We then evaluated the same amplitudes in the bosonic string theory, and shown that the amplitudes in both theories have exactly the same pole structure. We have also expanded the decay amplitudes in the bosonic st...
Guendelman, E I; Nissimov, E; Pacheva, S
2005-01-01
We introduce and study in some detail the properties of a novel class of Weyl-conformally invariant p-brane theories which describe intrinsically light-like branes for any odd world-volume dimension. Their dynamics significantly differs from that of the ordinary (conformally non-invariant) Nambu-Goto p-branes. We present explicit solutions of the WILL-brane (Weyl-Invariant Light-Like brane)equations of motion in various gravitational models of physical relevance exhibiting various new phenomena. In D=4 the WILL-membrane serves as a material and charged source for gravity and electromagnetism in the coupled Einstein-Maxwell-WILL-membrane system; it automatically positions itself on (``straddles'') the common event horizon of the corresponding matching black hole solutions, thus providing an explicit dynamical realization of the membrane paradigm in black hole physics. In product spaces of interest in Kaluza-Klein theories the WILL-brane wrappes non-trivially around the compact (internal)dimensions and still de...
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
Anomalies, Branes, and Currents
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...
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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.
Liu, Chien-Hao
2014-01-01
In this Part II of D(11), we introduce new objects: super-$C^k$-schemes and Azumaya super-$C^k$-manifolds with a fundamental module (or, synonymously, matrix super-$C^k$-manifolds with a fundamental module), and extend the study in D(11.1) ([L-Y3], arXiv:1406.0929 [math.DG]) to define the notion of `differentiable maps from an Azumaya/matrix supermanifold with a fundamental module to a real manifold or supermanifold'. This allows us to introduce the notion of `fermionic D-branes' in two different styles, one parallels Ramond-Neveu-Schwarz fermionic string and the other Green-Schwarz fermionic string. A more detailed discussion on the Higgs mechanism on dynamical D-branes in our setting, taking maps from the D-brane world-volume to the space-time in question and/or sections of the Chan-Paton bundle on the D-brane world-volume as Higgs fields, is also given for the first time in the D-project. Finally note that mathematically string theory begins with the notion of a differentiable map from a string world-sheet...
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.
Electromagnetic Force on a Brane
Li, Li-Xin
2016-01-01
A fundamental assumption in the theory of brane world is that all matter and radiation are confined on the four-dimensional brane and only gravitons can propagate in the five-dimensional bulk spacetime. The brane world theory did not provide an explanation for the existence of electromagnetic fields and the origin of the electromagnetic field equation. In this paper, we propose a model for explaining the existence of electromagnetic fields on a brane and deriving the electromagnetic field equation. Similar to the case in Kaluza-Klein theory, we find that electromagnetic fields and the electromagnetic field equation can be derived from the five-dimensional Einstein field equation. However, the derived electromagnetic field equation differs from the Maxwell equation by containing a term with the electromagnetic potential vector coupled to the spacetime curvature tensor. So it can be considered as generalization of the Maxwell equation in a curved spacetime. The gravitational field equation on the brane is also ...
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.
Teleparallel loop quantum cosmology in a system of intersecting branes
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.
Teleparallel loop quantum cosmology in a system of intersecting branes
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Alireza Sepehri
2016-09-01
Full Text Available 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.
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.
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Maartens Roy
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.
D-brane gauge theories from toric singularities of the form C{sup 3}/{gamma} and C{sup 4}/{gamma}
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Sarkar, Tapobrata E-mail: tapo@theory.tifr.res.in
2001-02-12
We discuss examples of D-branes probing toric singularities, and the computation of their world-volume gauge theories from the geometric data of the singularities. We consider several such examples of D-branes on partial resolutions of the orbifolds C{sup 3}/Z{sub 2}xZ{sub 2}, C{sup 3}/Z{sub 2}xZ{sub 3} and C{sup 4}/Z{sub 2}xZ{sub 2}xZ{sub 2}.
D=2+1 N=2 Yang-Mills theory from wrapped branes
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We find a new solution of Type IIB supergravity which represents a collection of D5 branes wrapped on the topologically non-trivial S3 of the deformed conifold geometry T*S3. The Type IIB solution is obtained by lifting a new solution of D=7 SU(2)L x SU(2)R gauged supergravity to ten dimensions in which SU(2)D gauge fields in the diagonal subgroup are turned on. The supergravity solution describes a slice of the Coulomb branch in the large N limit of N=2 SYM in three dimensions. (author)
The Gravity of Dark Vortices: Effective Field Theory for Branes and Strings Carrying Localized Flux
Burgess, C P; Williams, M
2015-01-01
A Nielsen-Olesen vortex usually sits in an environment that expels the flux that is confined to the vortex, so flux is not present both inside and outside. We construct vortices for which this is not true, where the flux carried by the vortex also permeates the `bulk' far from the vortex. The idea is to mix the vortex's internal gauge flux with an external flux using off-diagonal kinetic mixing. Such `dark' vortices could play a phenomenological role in models with both cosmic strings and a dark gauge sector. When coupled to gravity they also provide explicit ultra-violet completions for codimension-two brane-localized flux, which arises in extra-dimensional models when the same flux that stabilizes extra-dimensional size is also localized on space-filling branes situated around the extra dimensions. We derive simple formulae for observables such as defect angle, tension, localized flux and on-vortex curvature when coupled to gravity, and show how all of these are insensitive to much of the microscopic detail...
Electroelasticity of Charged Black Branes
Armas, Jay; Obers, Niels A
2013-01-01
We present the first order corrected dynamics of fluid branes carrying higher-form charge by obtaining the general form of their equations of motion to pole-dipole order. Assuming linear response theory, we characterize the corresponding effective theory of stationary bent charged (an)isotropic fluid branes in terms of two sets of response coefficients, the Young modulus and the piezoelectric moduli. We subsequently find large classes of examples in gravity of this effective theory, by constructing stationary strained charged black brane solutions to first order in a derivative expansion. Using solution generating techniques and bent neutral black branes as a seed solution, we obtain a class of charged black brane geometries carrying smeared Maxwell charge in Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton gravity. In the specific case of ten-dimensional space-time we furthermore use T-duality to generate bent black branes with higher-form charge, including smeared D-branes of type II string theory. By subsequently measuring the be...
Exotic branes and nongeometric backgrounds.
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
DBI Action from Closed Strings and D-brane second Quantization
Kogan, I I; Kogan, Ian I.; Polyakov, Dimitri
2003-01-01
Brane-like vertex operators play an important role in a worldsheet formulation of D-branes and M-theory. In this paper we derive the DBI D-brane action from NSR closed string sigma-model with brane-like states. We also show that these operators carry RR charges and define D-brane wavefunctions in a second quantized formalism.
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 ...
Nonabelian D-branes and Noncommutative Geometry
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.
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.
Gravity localization on hybrid branes
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.
Brane content of branes' states
Mkrtchyan, Ruben
2003-04-01
The problem of decomposition of unitary irreps of (super)tensorial (i.e., extended with tensorial charges) Poincaré algebra w.r.t. its different subalgebras is considered. This requires calculation of little groups for different configurations of tensor charges. Particularly, for preon states (i.e., states with maximal supersymmetry) in different dimensions the particle content is calculated, i.e., the spectrum of usual Poincaré representations in the preon representation of tensorial Poincaré. At d=4 results coincide with (and may provide another point of view on) the Vasiliev's results in field theories in generalized space-time. The translational subgroup of little groups of massless particles and branes is shown to be (and coincide with, at d=4) a subgroup of little groups of “pure branes” algebras, i.e., tensorial Poincaré algebras without vector generators. At 11d it is shown that, contrary to lower dimensions, spinors are not homogeneous space of Lorentz group, and one have to distinguish at least 7 different kinds of preons.
Three-branes in twelve dimensions
Hewson, S F
1999-01-01
In this note we discuss the theory of super-threebranes in a spacetime of signature (10,2). Upon reduction, the threebrane provides us with the classical representations of the M-2-brane and the type IIB superstring. Many features of the original super (2+2)-brane theory are clarified. In particular, the (10,2) superspace and the spinors required to construct the brane action are discussed.
D-brane scattering and annihilation
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.
Cecotti, Sergio; Heckman, Jonathan J; Vafa, Cumrun
2010-01-01
We introduce T-branes, or "triangular branes," which are novel non-abelian bound states of branes characterized by the condition that on some loci, their matrix of normal deformations, or Higgs field, is upper triangular. These configurations refine the notion of monodromic branes which have recently played a key role in F-theory phenomenology. We show how localized matter living on complex codimension one subspaces emerge, and explain how to compute their Yukawa couplings, which are localized in complex codimension two. Not only do T-branes clarify what is meant by brane monodromy, they also open up a vast array of new possibilities both for phenomenological constructions and for purely theoretical applications. We show that for a general T-brane, the eigenvalues of the Higgs field can fail to capture the spectrum of localized modes. In particular, this provides a method for evading some constraints on F-theory GUTs which have assumed that the spectral equation for the Higgs field completely determines a loc...
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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
Teleparallel loop quantum cosmology in a system of intersecting branes
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 ...
Brane plus Bulk Supersymmetry in Ten Dimensions
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.
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.
Electromagnetic force on a brane
Li, Li-Xin
2016-11-01
A fundamental assumption in the theory of brane world is that all matter and radiation are confined on the four-dimensional brane and only gravitons can propagate in the five-dimensional bulk spacetime. The brane world theory did not provide an explanation for the existence of electromagnetic fields and the origin of the electromagnetic field equation. In this paper, we propose a model for explaining the existence of electromagnetic fields on a brane and deriving the electromagnetic field equation. Similar to the case in Kaluza–Klein theory, we find that electromagnetic fields and the electromagnetic field equation can be derived from the five-dimensional Einstein field equation. However, the derived electromagnetic field equation differs from the Maxwell equation by containing a term with the electromagnetic potential vector coupled to the spacetime curvature tensor. So it can be considered as generalization of the Maxwell equation in a curved spacetime. The gravitational field equation on the brane is also derived with the stress–energy tensor for electromagnetic fields explicitly included and the Weyl tensor term explicitly expressed with matter fields and their derivatives in the direction of the extra-dimension. The model proposed in the paper can be regarded as unification of electromagnetic and gravitational interactions in the framework of brane world theory.
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...
Gravity localization on hybrid branes
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 ...
Covariant Quantization of D-branes
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.
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.
Black hole microstates from branes at angle
Pieri, Lorenzo
2016-01-01
We derive the leading g_s perturbation of the SUGRA fields generated by a supersymmetric configuration of respectively 1, 2 or 4 D3-branes intersecting at an arbitrary angle via the computation of the string theory disk scattering amplitude of one massless NSNS field interacting with open strings stretched between the branes. The configuration with four branes is expected to be relevant for black hole microstate counting in four dimensions.
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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.
Stiffler, Kory
2010-01-01
Superstring theory is one current, promising attempt at unifying gravity with the other three known forces: the electromagnetic force, and the weak and strong nuclear forces. Though this is still a work in progress, much effort has been put toward this goal. A set of specific tools which are used in this effort are gauge/gravity dualities. This thesis consists of a specific implementation of gauge/gravity dualities to describe k-strings of strongly coupled gauge theories as objects dual to Dp-branes embedded in confining supergravity backgrounds from low energy superstring field theory. Along with superstring theory, k-strings are also commonly investigated with lattice gauge theory and Hamiltonian methods. A k-string is a colorless combination of quark-antiquark source pairs, between which a color flux tube develops. The two most notable terms of the k-string energy are, for large quark anti-quark separation L, the tension term, proportional to L, and the Coulombic 1/L correction, known as the Luscher term. ...
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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
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
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 ...
Black Branes as Piezoelectrics
Armas, Jay; Obers, Niels A
2012-01-01
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.
Black branes as piezoelectrics.
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
Dimensional Reduction for D3-brane Moduli
Cownden, Brad; Marsh, M C David; Underwood, Bret
2016-01-01
Warped string compactifications are central to many attempts to stabilize moduli and connect string theory with cosmology and particle phenomenology. We present a first-principles derivation of the low-energy 4D effective theory from dimensional reduction of a D3-brane in a warped Calabi-Yau compactification of type IIB string theory with imaginary self-dual 3-form flux, including effects of D3-brane motion beyond the probe approximation, and find the metric on the moduli space of brane positions, the universal volume modulus, and axions descending from the 4-form potential. As D3-branes may be considered as carrying either electric or magnetic charges for the self-dual 5-form field strength, we present calculations in both duality frames. Our results are consistent with, but extend significantly, earlier results on the low-energy effective theory arising from D3-branes in string compactifications.
Low-energy scattering of black holes and p-branes in string theory
Khuri, R R
1995-01-01
We discuss the low-energy dynamics of generalized extremal higher membrane black hole solutions of string theory and higher membrane theories following Manton's prescription for multi-soliton solutions. A flat metric is found for those solutions which possess \\kappa-symmetry on the worldvolume.
Cosmological Spacetimes from Negative Tension Brane Backgrounds
Burgess, C P; Rey, S J; Tasinato, G
2002-01-01
We put forward a viable nonsingular cosmology emerging out of negative-tension branes. The cosmology is based on a general class of solutions in Einstein-dilaton-Maxwell theory, presented in {\\tt hep-th/0106120}. We argue that solutions with hyperbolic or planar symmetry describe gravitational interactions due to a pair of negative-tension $q$-branes. These spacetimes are static near each brane, but become time-dependent and expanding at late times -- in some cases asymptotically approaching flat space. We interpret this expansion as being the spacetime's response to the branes presence. The time-dependent regions provide explicit realizations of cosmological spacetimes having past horizons without naked past singularities, and the past horizons are reminiscent of the S-brane solutions. We prove that the singularities in the static regions are repulsive to timelike geodesics, extract a cosmological `bounce' interpretation, compute the explicit charge and tension of the branes, analyse the classical stability ...
Noncommutative Geometry and D-Branes
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.
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.)
Lee, Taejin
2016-01-01
We construct a covariant open bosonic string field theory on multiple D-branes, which reduces to a non-Abelian group Yang-Mills gauge theory in the zero-slope limit. Making use of the first quantized open bosonic string in the proper time gauge, we convert the string amplitudes given by the Polyakov path integrals on string world sheets into those of the second quantized theory. On multiple D-branes, the string field takes values in the Lie-algebra of $U(N)$ group and the three-string vertex function must be invariant under the global $U(N)$ transformation. This requirement together with the condition that the string field theory reduces to the non-Abelian gauge field theory in the zero-slope limit, uniquely determines the three-string vertex function. We also examine the effective four-string vertex diagrams generated perturbatively by the three-string vertex at tree level. In the zero-slope limit they reduce to the tree diagrams with four external gauge fields with an intermediate massless gauge field propa...
Brane Baldness vs. Superselection Sectors
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.
Branes and integrable lattice models
Yagi, Junya
2016-01-01
This is a brief review of my work on the correspondence between four-dimensional $\\mathcal{N} = 1$ supersymmetric field theories realized by brane tilings and two-dimensional integrable lattice models. I explain how to construct integrable lattice models from extended operators in partially topological quantum field theories, and elucidate the correspondence as an application of this construction.
Membrany corrections to the string anti-string potential in M5-brane theory
Forste, Stefan
1999-01-01
We study the potential between a string and an anti-string source in M5-theory by using the adS/CFT duality conjecture. We find that the next to leading order corrections in a saddle point approximation renormalize the classical result.
E3-brane instantons and baryonic operators for D3-branes on toric singularities
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.
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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.
Brane induced gravity: Ghosts and naturalness
Eglseer, Ludwig; Schneider, Robert
2015-01-01
Linear stability of brane induced gravity in two codimensions on a static pure tension background is investigated. By explicitly calculating the vacuum persistence amplitude of the corresponding quantum theory, we show that the parameter space is divided into two regions - one corresponding to a stable Minkowski vacuum on the brane and one being plagued by ghost instabilities. This analytical result affirms a recent nonlinear, but mainly numerical analysis. The main result is that the ghost is absent for a sufficiently large brane tension, in perfect agreement with a value expected from a natural effective field theory point of view. Unfortunately, the linearly stable parameter regime is either ruled out phenomenologically or destabilized due to nonlinearities. We argue that inflating brane backgrounds constitute the remaining window of opportunity. In the special case of a tensionless brane, we find that the ghost exists for any nonzero value of the induced gravity scale. Regarding this case, there are contr...
Ellwood, I
2005-01-01
We construct a general map between a Dp-brane with magnetic flux and a matrix configuration of D0-branes, by showing how one can rewrite the boundary state of the Dp-brane in terms of its D0-brane constituents. This map gives a simple prescription for constructing the matrices of fuzzy spaces corresponding to branes of arbitrary shape and topology. Since we explicitly identify the D0-brane degrees of freedom on the brane, we also derive the D0-brane charge of the brane in a very direct way including the A-genus term. As a check on our formalism, we use our map to derive the abelian-Born-Infeld equations of motion from the action of the D0-brane matrices.
Exact Holography of the Mass-deformed M2-brane Theory at Finite $N$
Jang, Dongmin; Kwon, O-Kab; Tolla, D D
2016-01-01
We test the holographic relation between the vacuum expectation values (vevs) of gauge invariant operators in ${\\cal N} = 6$ ${\\rm U}_{k}(N)\\times {\\rm U}_{-k}(N)$ mass-deformed ABJM theory and the LLM geometries with $\\mathbb{Z}_k$ orbifold in 11-dimensional supergravity. To do that, we apply the Kaluza-Klein reduction to construct a 4-dimensional gravity theory and implement the holographic renormalization procedure. We obtain an exact holographic relation for the vevs of the chiral primary operator with conformal dimension $\\Delta = 1$, which is given by $\\langle {\\cal O}^{(\\Delta=1)}\\rangle= N^{\\frac32} \\, f_{(\\Delta=1)}$, for {\\it finite} $N$ and $k=1$. Here factor $f_{(\\Delta)}$ is independent of $N$. Our results involve infinite number of exact dual relations for all possible supersymmetric Higgs vacua and so provide a nontrivial test of gauge/gravity duality away from the conformal fixed point without taking the usual large $N$ limit. We also extend our results to the case of $k\
T-branes through 3d mirror symmetry
Collinucci, Andres; Savelli, Raffaele; Valandro, Roberto
2016-01-01
T-branes are exotic bound states of D-branes, characterized by mutually non-commuting vacuum expectation values for the worldvolume scalars. The M/F-theory geometry lifting D6/D7-brane configurations is blind to the T-brane data. In this paper, we make this data manifest, by probing the geometry with an M2-brane. We find that the effect of a T-brane is to deform the membrane worldvolume superpotential with monopole operators, which partially break the three-dimensional flavor symmetry, and reduce supersymmetry from N=4 to N=2. Our main tool is 3d mirror symmetry. Through this language, a very concrete framework is developed for understanding T-branes in M-theory. This leads us to uncover a new class of N=2 quiver gauge theories, whose Higgs branches mimic those of membranes at ADE singularities, but whose Coulomb branches differ from their N=4 counterparts.
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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.)
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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.)
Brane content of branes' states
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Mkrtchyan, Ruben
2003-04-17
The problem of decomposition of unitary irreps of (super)tensorial (i.e., extended with tensorial charges) Poincare algebra w.r.t. its different subalgebras is considered. This requires calculation of little groups for different configurations of tensor charges. Particularly, for preon states (i.e., states with maximal supersymmetry) in different dimensions the particle content is calculated, i.e., the spectrum of usual Poincare representations in the preon representation of tensorial Poincare. At d=4 results coincide with (and may provide another point of view on) the Vasiliev's results in field theories in generalized space-time. The translational subgroup of little groups of massless particles and branes is shown to be (and coincide with, at d=4) a subgroup of little groups of 'pure branes' algebras, i.e., tensorial Poincare algebras without vector generators. At 11d it is shown that, contrary to lower dimensions, spinors are not homogeneous space of Lorentz group, and one have to distinguish at least 7 different kinds of preons.
Cosmology from quantum potential in a system of oscillating branes
Sepehri, Alireza
2016-11-01
energy is produced and leads to an increase in the velocity of opening of M3. In these conditions, our universe, which is located on this brane, expands very fast and experiences an inflation epoch. Finally, by reducing the fields in 11-dimensional M-theory to the fields in four-dimensional universe, we show that our theory matches with quantum field theory prescriptions.
On the Microscopic Perspective of Black Branes Thermodynamic Geometry
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Stefano Bellucci
2010-09-01
Full Text Available We study thermodynamic state-space geometry of the black holes in string theory and M-theory. For a large number of microstates, we analyze the intrinsic state-space geometry for (i extremal and non-extremal black branes in string theory, (ii multi-centered black brane configurations, (iv small black holes with fractional branes, and (v fuzzy rings in the setup of Mathur’s fuzzballs and subensemble theory. We extend our analysis for the black brane foams and bubbling black brane solutions in M-theory. We discuss the nature of state-space correlations of various black brane configurations, and show that the notion of state-space manifolds describes the associated coarse-grained interactions of the corresponding microscopic CFT data.
Branes, weights and central charges
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
Mkrtchyan, H G
2003-01-01
Little groups for preon branes (i.e. configurations of branes with maximal (n-1)/n fraction of survived supersymmetry) for dimensions d=2,3,...,11 are calculated for all massless, and partially for massive orbits. For massless orbits little groups are semidirect product of d-2 translational group $T_{d-2}$ on a subgroup of (SO(d-2) $\\times$ R-invariance) group. E.g. at d=9 the subgroup is exceptional $G_2$ group. It is also argued, that 11d Majorana spinor invariants, which distinguish orbits, are actually invariant under d=2+10 Lorentz group. Possible applications of these results include construction of field theories in generalized space-times with brane charges coordinates, different problems of group's representations decompositions, spin-statistics issues.
MKRTCHYAN, H.; MKRTCHYAN, R.
Little groups for preon branes (i.e. configurations of branes with maximal (n-1)/n fraction of survived supersymmetry) for dimensions d=2,3,…,11 are calculated for all massless, and partially for massive orbits. For massless orbits little groups are semidirect product of d-2 translational group Td-2 on a subgroup of (SO(d-2) × R-invariance) group. E.g. at d=9 the subgroup is exceptional G2 group. It is also argued, that 11D Majorana spinor invariants, which distinguish orbits, are actually invariant under d=2+10 Lorentz group. Possible applications of these results include construction of field theories in generalized spacetimes with brane charges coordinates, different problems of group's representations decompositions, spin-statistics issues.
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
Cosmological Evolution of Brane World Moduli
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...
Modular symmetry in magnetized/intersecting D-brane models
Kobayashi, Tatsuo; Uemura, Shohei
2016-01-01
We study the modular symmetry in four-dimensional low-energy effective field theory, which is derived from type IIB magnetized D-brane models and type IIA intersecting D-brane models. We analyze modular symmetric behaviors of perturbative terms and non-perturbative terms induced by D-brane instanton effects. Anomalies are also investigated and such an analysis on anomalies suggests corrections in effective field theory.
Brane gases in the early universe: thermodynamics and cosmology
Easther, R; Jackson, M G; Kabat, D; Easther, Richard; Greene, Brian R.; Jackson, Mark G.; Kabat, Daniel
2004-01-01
We consider the thermodynamic and cosmological properties of brane gases in the early universe. Working in the low energy limit of M-theory we assume the universe is a homogeneous but anisotropic 10-torus containing wrapped 2-branes and a supergravity gas. We describe the thermodynamics of this system and estimate a Hagedorn temperature associated with excitations on the branes. We investigate the cross-section for production of branes from the thermal bath and derive Boltzmann equations governing the number of wrapped branes. A brane gas may lead to decompactification of three spatial dimensions. To investigate this possibility we adopt initial conditions in which we fix the volume of the torus but otherwise assume all states are equally likely. We solve the Einstein-Boltzmann equations numerically, to determine the number of dimensions with no wrapped branes at late times; these unwrapped dimensions are expected to decompactify. Finally we consider holographic bounds on the initial volume, and find that for...
F(R) bouncing cosmology with future singularity in brane-anti-brane system
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.
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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.
Hebecker, Arthur; Kraus, Sebastian C.; Witkowski, Lukas T.
2014-10-01
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.
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
Enveloping branes and brane-world singularities
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Antoniadis, Ignatios; Cotsakis, Spiros [CERN-Theory Division, Department of Physics, Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Klaoudatou, Ifigeneia [University of the Aegean, Research Group of Geometry, Dynamical Systems and Cosmology, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Samos (Greece)
2014-12-01
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.)
Holographic backgrounds from D-brane probes
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...
Brane Brick Models in the Mirror
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.
Holography of Dyonic Dilaton Black Branes
Goldstein, Kevin; Kachru, Shamit; Prakash, Shiroman; Trivedi, Sandip P; Westphal, Alexander
2010-01-01
We study black branes carrying both electric and magnetic charges in Einstein-Maxwell theory coupled to a dilaton-axion in asymptotically anti de Sitter space. After reviewing and extending earlier results for the case of electrically charged branes, we characterise the thermodynamics of magnetically charged branes. We then focus on dyonic branes in theories which enjoy an $SL(2,R)$ electric-magnetic duality. Using $SL(2,R)$, we are able to generate solutions with arbitrary charges starting with the electrically charged solution, and also calculate transport coefficients. These solutions all exhibit a Lifshitz-like near-horizon geometry. The system behaves as expected for a charged fluid in a magnetic field, with non-vanishing Hall conductance and vanishing DC longitudinal conductivity at low temperatures. Its response is characterised by a cyclotron resonance at a frequency proportional to the magnetic field, for small magnetic fields. Interestingly, the DC Hall conductance is related to the attractor value ...
Soft branes in supersymmetry-breaking backgrounds
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...
Non-Abelian BIonic Brane Intersections
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.
On the Production of Open Strings from Brane Anti-Brane Annihilation
Leblond, L
2006-01-01
We investigate the leading contribution to open string production in the time dependent background of the Brane Anti-Brane. This is a 1-loop diagram and we use Boundary Conformal Field Theory (BCFT) techniques to study it. We show that the amplitude to a single open string naively diverges when one looks at it as an expansion in oscillator levels. Nevertheless, we show that once we sum over all oscillator levels we get a finite result. We also clarify where to perform the inverse Wick rotation in this kind of problems. This calculation could have important consequences for the theory of reheating in brane inflationary models.
Geometric aspects of D-branes and T-duality
Becker, Katrin; Bergman, Aaron
2009-11-01
We explore the differential geometry of T-duality and D-branes. Because D-branes and RR-fields are properly described via K-theory, we discuss the (differential) K-theoretic generalization of T-duality and its application to the coupling of D-branes to RR-fields. This leads to a puzzle involving the transformation of the A-roof genera in the coupling.
Brain Content of Branes' States
Mkrtchyan, R L
2003-01-01
The problem of decomposition of unitary irreps of (super) tensorial (i.e. extended with tensorial charges) Poincare algebra w.r.t. its different subgroups is considered. This requires calculation of little groups for different configurations of tensor charges. Particularly, for preon states (i.e. states with maximal supersymmetry) in different dimensions the particle content is calculated, i.e. the spectrum of usual Poincare representations in the preon representation of tensorial Poincare. At d=4 results coincide with (and may provide another point of view on) the Vasiliev's results in field theories in generalized space-time. The translational subgroup of little groups of massless particles and branes is shown to be (and coincide with, at d=4) a subgroup of little groups of "pure branes" algebras, i.e. tensorial Poincare algebras without vector generators. Possible existence of corresponding field theories is discussed. At 11d it is shown that, contrary to lower dimensions, spinors are not homogeneous space...
D-Brane solutions in a light-like linear dilaton background
Nayak, R R; Nayak, Rashmi R.; Panigrahi, Kamal L.
2006-01-01
The light-like linear dilaton background presents a simple time dependent solution of type II supergravity equations of motion that preserves 1/2 supersymmetry in ten dimensions. We construct supergravity D-brane solutions in a linear dilaton background starting from the known intersecting brane solutions in string theory. By applying a Penrose limit on the intersecting (NS1-NS5-NS5')- brane solution, we find out a D5-brane in a linear dilaton background. We solve the Killing spinor equations for the brane solutions explicitly, and show that they preserve 1/4 supersymmetry. We also find a M5-brane solution in eleven dimensional supergravity.
Enveloping branes and brane-world singularities
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.
Brane actions and string dualities
Eyras, E; Lozano, Y; Ceresole, A; Kounnas, C; Lust, D; Theisen, S
1999-01-01
An effective action for the M9-brane is proposed. We study its relation with other branes via dualities. Among these, we find actions for branes which are not suggested by the central charges of the Type II superalgebras.
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)
Topological insulators and superconductors from D-brane
Ryu, Shinsei; Takayanagi, Tadashi
2010-09-01
Realization of topological insulators (TIs) and superconductors (TSCs), such as the quantum spin Hall effect and the Z2 topological insulator, in terms of D-branes in string theory is proposed. We establish a one-to-one correspondence between the K-theory classification of TIs/TSCs and D-brane charges. The string theory realization of TIs and TSCs comes naturally with gauge interactions, and the Wess-Zumino term of the D-branes gives rise to a gauge field theory of topological nature. This sheds light on TIs and TSCs beyond non-interacting systems, and the underlying topological field theory description thereof.
Topological insulators and superconductors from D-brane
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Ryu, Shinsei, E-mail: sryu@berkeley.ed [Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Takayanagi, Tadashi, E-mail: tadashi.takayanagi@ipmu.j [Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8582 (Japan)
2010-09-27
Realization of topological insulators (TIs) and superconductors (TSCs), such as the quantum spin Hall effect and the Z{sub 2} topological insulator, in terms of D-branes in string theory is proposed. We establish a one-to-one correspondence between the K-theory classification of TIs/TSCs and D-brane charges. The string theory realization of TIs and TSCs comes naturally with gauge interactions, and the Wess-Zumino term of the D-branes gives rise to a gauge field theory of topological nature. This sheds light on TIs and TSCs beyond non-interacting systems, and the underlying topological field theory description thereof.
Fractional Branes and Dynamical Supersymmetry Breaking
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...
Branes and the Kraft-Procesi Transition
Cabrera, Santiago
2016-01-01
The Coulomb and Higgs branches of certain 3d N=4 gauge theories can be understood as closures of nilpotent orbits. Furthermore, a new theorem by Namikawa suggests that this is the simplest possible case, thus giving this class a special role. In this note we use branes to reproduce the mathematical work by Kraft and Procesi. It studies the classification of all nilpotent orbits for classical groups and it characterizes an inclusion relation via minimal singularities. We show how these minimal singularities arise naturally in the Type IIB superstring embedding of the 3d theories. The Higgs mechanism can be used to remove the minimal singularity, corresponding to a transition in the brane configuration that induces a new effective 3d theory. This reproduces the Kraft-Procesi results, endowing the family of gauge theories with a new underlying structure. We provide an efficient procedure for computing such brane transitions.
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.
Brane World Cosmological Perturbations
Casali, A G; Wang, B; Casali, Adenauer G.; Abdalla, Elcio; Wang, Bin
2004-01-01
We consider a brane world and its gravitational linear perturbations. We present a general solution of the perturbations in the bulk and find the complete perturbed junction conditions for generic brane dynamics. We also prove that (spin 2) gravitational waves in the great majority of cases can only arise in connection with a non-vanishing anisotropic stress. This has far reaching consequences for inflation in the brane world. Moreover, contrary to the case of the radion, perturbations are stable.
Reheating a multi-throat universe by brane motion
Mukohyama, Shinji
2007-01-01
We propose a mechanism of reheating after inflation in multi-throat scenarios of warped extra dimensions. Validity of the effective field theory requires that the position of the standard model (SM) brane during inflation be different from the position long after inflation, i.e. the tip of the SM throat. After inflation, when the Hubble expansion rate becomes sufficiently low, the SM brane starts moving towards the tip and eventually oscillates. The SM fields are excited by the brane motion and the universe is reheated. We consider a U(1) gauge field on a wrapped D5-brane as a toy model to illustrate that fields confined on a brane are indeed excited by brane motion.
Gravitational instability on the brane: the role of boundary conditions
Shtanov, Y; Sahni, V; Shtanov, Yuri; Viznyuk, Alexander; Sahni, Varun
2007-01-01
An outstanding issue in braneworld theory concerns the setting up of proper boundary conditions for the brane-bulk system. Boundary conditions (BC's) employing regulatory branes or demanding that the bulk metric be nonsingular have yet to be implemented in full generality. In this paper, we take a different route and specify boundary conditions directly on the brane thereby arriving at a local and closed system of equations (on the brane). We consider a one-parameter family of boundary conditions involving the anisotropic stress of the projection of the bulk Weyl tensor on the brane and derive an exact system of equations describing scalar cosmological perturbations on a generic braneworld with induced gravity. Depending upon our choice of boundary conditions, perturbations on the brane either grow moderately (region of stability) or rapidly (instability). In the instability region, the evolution of perturbations usually depends upon the scale: small scale perturbations grow much more rapidly than those on la...
(S)fermion Masses in Fat Brane Scenario
Haba, N; Haba, Naoyuki; Maru, Nobuhito
2002-01-01
We discuss the fermion mass hierarchy and the flavor mixings in the fat brane scenario of a five dimensional SUSY theory. Assuming that the matter fields lives in the bulk, their zero mode wave functions are Gaussians, and Higgs fields are localized on the brane, we find simple various types of the matter configurations generating the mass matrices consistent with experimental data. Sfermion mass spectrum is also discussed using the matter configurations found above. Which type of squark mass spectra (the degeneracy, the decoupling and the alignment) is realized depends on the relative locations of SUSY breaking brane and the brane where Higgs fields are localized.
String and Brane Tensions as Dynamical Degrees of Freedom
Guendelman, E I; Nissimov, Emil R; Pacheva, S; Guendelman, Eduardo; Kaganovich, Alexander; Nissimov, Emil; Pacheva, Svetlana
2002-01-01
We discuss a new class of string and p-brane models where the string/brane tension appears as an additional dynamical degree of freedom instead of being introduced by hand as an ad hoc dimensionfull scale. The latter property turns out to have a significant impact on the string/brane dynamics. The dynamical tension obeys Maxwell (or Yang-Mills) equations of motion (in the string case) or their rank p gauge theory analogues (in the p-brane case), which in particular triggers a simple classical mechanism of (``color'') charge confinement.
Topological aspect of Chern-Simons p-branes
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Duan Yi-Shi; Zhao Li; Liu Yu-Xiao; Ren Ji-Rong
2007-01-01
By generalizing the topological current of Abelian Chern Simons (CS) vortices, we present a topological tensor current of CS p-branes based on the φ-mapping topological current theory. It is revealed that CS p-branes are located at the isolated zeros of the vector field φ(x), and the topological structure of CS p-branes is characterized by the winding number of the φ-mappings. Furthermore, the Nambu-Goto action and the equation of motion for multi CS p-branes are obtained.
Adler-Bell-Jackiw anomaly in the 3-brane scenario
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We investigate the ABJ anomaly in the framework of an effective field theory for a 3-brane scenario and show that the contribution from induced gravity on the brane depends on both the topological structure of the bulk space-time and the embedding of the brane in the bulk. This fact implies the existence of a nontrivial vacuum structure of bulk quantum gravity. Furthermore, we argue that this axial gravitational anomaly may not necessarily be canceled by choosing the matter content on the brane since it could be considered as a possible effect from bulk quantum gravity
Cosmology from quantum potential in brane-anti-brane system
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 ...
Cordes et D-branes dans les espaces-temps courbes
Ribault, S
2003-01-01
This thesis is devoted to the construction and study of D-branes in some curved space-times in string theory. On the one hand, those D-branes are described geometrically as submanifolds subject to Born-Infeld effective dynamics. On the other hand, they can be built microscopically using boundary conformal field theory. We use and compare those two approaches. We also improve them technically : we rewrite Born-Infeld dynamics in a gauge-invariant way, and formulate precise analyticity requirements for the density of open strings on certain D-branes. Our results include the effective description of symmetric D-branes in compact groups, the determination of the complete spectrum of open strings on AdS2 D-branes in AdS3, the exact construction of some D-branes in the cigar SL(2)/U(1), and a geometric description of all D3-branes in NS5-brane backgrounds.
D-branes in N=2 Liouville and its mirror
Israel, D; Troost, J; Israel, Dan; Pakman, Ari; Troost, Jan
2004-01-01
We study D-branes in the mirror pair N=2 Liouville / supersymmetric SL(2,R)/U(1) coset superconformal field theories. We build D0, D1 and D2 branes, on the basis of the boundary state construction for the Euclidean AdS(3) conformal field theory. We also construct D0-branes in an orbifold that rotates the angular direction of the cigar. We show how the poles of correlators associated to localized states and bulk interactions naturally decouple in the one-point functions of localized and extended branes. We stress the role played in the analysis of D-brane spectra by primaries in SL(2,R)/U(1) which are descendents of the parent theory.
Warped Brane worlds in Critical Gravity
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....
On D-brane moduli stabilisation
Marchesano, Fernando; Zoccarato, Gianluca
2014-01-01
Standard results in 4d N=1 string compactifications assign a number of moduli to each space-time filling D-brane, computed by analysing the D-brane action in a fixed background. We revisit such conventional wisdom and argue that this naive counting of open string moduli is incorrect, in the sense that some of them will be lifted when making dynamical the bulk degrees of freedom. We explicitly discuss this effect for D6-branes wrapping special Lagrangian three-cycles, showing that some geometric and Wilson line moduli are lifted even before taking into account worldsheet instanton effects. From a 4d effective theory viewpoint the moduli lifting is due to an F-term potential, and can be deduced from the superpotentials in the literature. From a microscopic viewpoint the lifting is due to D-brane backreaction effects and flux quantisation in a compact manifold, and provides a mechanism for lifting Wilson line moduli. The latter applies to certain D6-branes and D7-brane Wilson lines, yielding new possibilities to...
Kaluza-Klein monopole and 5-brane effective actions
Eyras, E; Lozano, Y
2000-01-01
We review the construction of the Kaluza-Klein monopole of the Type IIA theory in the most general case of a massive background, as well as its relation via T-duality with the Type IIB NS-5-brane. This last effective action is shown to be related by S-duality to the D5-brane effective action. [GRAPH
The M5-brane and non-commutative loop space
Bergshoeff, E.; Berman, D.; Schaar, J.P. van der; Sundell, P.
2001-01-01
We investigate, in a certain decoupling limit, the effect of having a constant C-field on the M-theory 5-brane using an open-membrane probe. We define an open-membrane metric for the 5-brane that remains non-degenerate in the limit. The canonical quantization of the open-membrane boundary leads to a
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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
Gravitational backreaction of anti-D branes in the warped compactification
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.
Multiple M2-Branes and Plane Waves
Blau, Matthias; O'Loughlin, Martin
2008-01-01
We propose a natural generalisation of the BLG multiple M2-brane action to membranes in curved plane wave backgrounds, and verify in two different ways that the action correctly captures the non-trivial space-time geometry. We show that the M2 to D2 reduction of the theory along a non-trivial direction in field space is equivalent to the D2-brane world-volume Yang-Mills theory with a non-trivial (null-time dependent) dilaton in the corresponding IIA background geometry. As another consistency...
Accelerating Branes and the String/Black Hole Transition
Kutasov, D
2005-01-01
String theory in Euclidean flat space with a spacelike linear dilaton contains a D1-brane which looks like a semi-infinite hairpin. In addition to its curved shape, this ``hairpin brane'' has a condensate of the open string tachyon stretched between its two sides. The tachyon smears the brane and shifts the location of its tip. The Minkowski continuation of the hairpin brane describes a D0-brane freely falling in a linear dilaton background. Effects that in Euclidean space are attributed to the tachyon condensate, give rise in the Minkowski case to a stringy smearing of the trajectory of the D-brane by an amount that grows as its acceleration increases. When the Unruh temperature of the brane reaches the Hagedorn temperature of perturbative string theory in the throat, the rolling D-brane state becomes non-normalizable. We propose that black holes in string theory exhibit similar properties. The Euclidean black hole solution has a condensate of a tachyon winding around Euclidean time. The Minkowski manifestat...
D-Branes on Calabi-Yau Manifolds
Aspinwall, P S
2004-01-01
In this review we study BPS D-branes on Calabi-Yau threefolds. Such D-branes naturally divide into two sets called A-branes and B-branes which are most easily understood from topological field theory. The main aim of this paper is to provide a self-contained guide to the derived category approach to B-branes and the idea of Pi-stability. We argue that this mathematical machinery is hard to avoid for a proper understanding of B-branes. A-branes and B-branes are related in a very complicated and interesting way which ties in with the ``homological mirror symmetry'' conjecture of Kontsevich. We motivate and exploit this form of mirror symmetry. The examples of the quintic 3-fold, flops and orbifolds are discussed at some length. In the latter case we describe the role of McKay quivers in the context of D-branes. These notes are to be submitted to the proceedings of TASI03.
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.)
Thermodynamics of the near-extremal NS5-brane
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We consider the thermodynamics of the near-extremal NS5-brane in type IIA string theory. The central tool we use is to map phases of six-dimensional Kaluza-Klein black holes to phases of near-extremal M5-branes with a transverse circle in eleven-dimensional supergravity. By S-duality these phases correspond to phases of the near-extremal type IIA NS5-brane. One of our main results is that in the canonical ensemble the usual near-extremal NS5-brane background, dual to a uniformly smeared near-extremal M5-brane, is subdominant to a new background of near-extremal M5-branes localized on the transverse circle. This new stable phase has a limiting temperature, which lies above the Hagedorn temperature of the usual NS5-brane phase. We discuss the limiting temperature and compare the different behavior of the NS5-brane in the canonical and microcanonical ensembles. We also briefly comment on the thermodynamics of near-extremal Dp-branes on a transverse circle
Left-Right Entanglement Entropy of Dp-branes
Zayas, Leopoldo A Pando
2016-01-01
We compute the left-right entanglement entropy for Dp-branes in string theory. We employ the CFT approach to string theory Dp-branes, in particular, its presentation as coherent states of the closed string sector. The entanglement entropy is computed as the von Neumann entropy for a density matrix resulting from integration over the left-moving degrees of freedom. We discuss various crucial ambiguities related to sums over spin structures and argue that different choices capture different physics. We also consider Dp branes on compact dimensions and verify that the effects of T-duality act covariantly on the Dp brane entanglement entropy. We find that generically the left-right entanglement entropy provides a suitable generalization of boundary entropy and of the D-brane tension.
Supersymmetric intersecting branes in time-dependent backgrounds
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We construct a fairy general family of supersymmetric solutions in time- and space-dependent backgrounds in general supergravity theories. One class of the solutions are intersecting brane solutions with factorized form of time- and space-dependent metrics, the second class are brane solutions in pp-wave backgrounds carrying spacetime-dependence, and the final class are the intersecting branes with more nontrivial spacetime-dependence, and their intersection rules are given. Physical properties of these solutions are discussed, and the relation to existing literature is also briefly mentioned. The number of remaining supersymmetries are identified for various configurations including single branes, D1-D5, D2-D6-branes with nontrivial dilaton, and their possible dual theories are briefly discussed.
Toward the stabilization of extra dimensions by brane dynamics
Kitazawa, Noriaki
2015-04-01
All the models of elementary particles and their interactions derived from String Theory involve a compact six-dimensional internal space. Its volume and shape should be fixed or stabilized, since otherwise massless scalar fields (moduli) reflecting their deformations appear in our four-dimensional space-time, with sizable effects on known particles and fields. We propose a strategy toward stabilizing the compact space without fluxes of three-form fields from closed strings. Our main motivation and goal is to proceed insofar as possible within conventional string worldsheet theory. As we shall see, D-branes with magnetic flux ("magnetized D-branes") and the forces between them can be used to this end. We investigate here some necessary ingredients: open string one-loop vacuum amplitudes between magnetized D-branes, magnetized D-branes fixed at orbifold singularities, and potential energies among such D-branes in the compact space that result from tree-level closed string exchanges.
De Leon, J P
2003-01-01
In the Randall-Sundrum brane-world scenario and other non-compact Kaluza-Klein theories, the motion of test particles is higher-dimensional in nature. In other words, all test particles travel on five-dimensional geodesics but observers, who are bounded to spacetime, have access only to the 4D part of the trajectory. Conventionally, the dynamics of test particles as observed in 4D is discussed on the basis of the splitting of the geodesic equation in 5D. However, this procedure is {\\em not} unique and therefore leads to some problems. The most serious one is the ambiguity in the definition of rest mass in 4D, which is crucial for the discussion of the dynamics. We propose the Hamilton-Jacobi formalism, instead of the geodesic one, to study the dynamics in 4D. On the basis of this formalism we provide an unambiguous expression for the rest mass and its variation along the motion as observed in 4D. It is independent of the coordinates and any parameterization used along the motion. Also, we are able to show a c...
弦/M-理论中黑膜热力学及相变%The Thermodynamical Phase Structure of black branes in String/M Theory
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卢建新
2012-01-01
宏观引力系统,比如黑洞,与非引力系统在热力学方面很不一样,其态函数熵与温度本质上是量子的,没有经典对应,因此对应的热力学在一定意义上来说本质上也是量子的,这为探讨量子引力提供了一个重要窗口.本文综述讨论作者及其合作者近期一系列有关黑洞的高维推广黑膜(超弦/M-理论中的基本动力学客体)的热力学相、相变及相关的临界现象的工作,希望为建立M-理论的完整理论框架提供重要的非微扰信息.%A macroscopic gravitational system such as a black hole differs significantly from a non-gravitational system in thermodynamics in that its state functions entropy and temperature are quantum mechanical in nature without a classical limit. As such its corresponding thermodynamics, to certain extent, is also quantum mecanical in nature and this provides a window for the study of quantum gravity. This article reviews the recent work of the author and his collaborators on the thermo-dynamical phases, phase transitions and the related critical phenomena of the black branes in string/M-theory (the basic dynamical building blocks of this theory), the higher dimensional generalization of the black hole, in hope of obtaining important non-perturbative information for the complete formulation of M-theory.
T-branes and $\\alpha'$-corrections
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.
Instabilities of black strings and branes
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Harmark, Troels [The Niels Bohr Institute, Blegdamsvej 17, 2100 Copenhagen Oe (Denmark); Niarchos, Vasilis [Centre de Physique Theorique, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau (France); Obers, Niels A [The Niels Bohr Institute, Blegdamsvej 17, 2100 Copenhagen Oe (Denmark)
2007-04-21
We review recent progress on the instabilities of black strings and branes both for pure Einstein gravity as well as supergravity theories which are relevant for string theory. We focus mainly on Gregory-Laflamme instabilities. In the first part of the review, we provide a detailed discussion of the classical gravitational instability of the neutral uniform black string in higher-dimensional gravity. The uniform black string is part of a larger phase diagram of Kaluza-Klein black holes which will be discussed thoroughly. This phase diagram exhibits many interesting features including new phases, non-uniqueness and horizon-topology changing transitions. In the second part, we turn to charged black branes in supergravity and show how the Gregory-Laflamme instability of the neutral black string implies via a boost/U-duality map similar instabilities for non- and near-extremal smeared branes in string theory. We also comment on instabilities of D-brane bound states. The connection between classical and thermodynamic stability, known as the correlated stability conjecture, is also reviewed and illustrated with examples. Finally, we examine the holographic implications of the Gregory-Laflamme instability for a number of non-gravitational theories including Yang-Mills theories and little string theory. (topical review)
Instabilities of black strings and branes
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We review recent progress on the instabilities of black strings and branes both for pure Einstein gravity as well as supergravity theories which are relevant for string theory. We focus mainly on Gregory-Laflamme instabilities. In the first part of the review, we provide a detailed discussion of the classical gravitational instability of the neutral uniform black string in higher-dimensional gravity. The uniform black string is part of a larger phase diagram of Kaluza-Klein black holes which will be discussed thoroughly. This phase diagram exhibits many interesting features including new phases, non-uniqueness and horizon-topology changing transitions. In the second part, we turn to charged black branes in supergravity and show how the Gregory-Laflamme instability of the neutral black string implies via a boost/U-duality map similar instabilities for non- and near-extremal smeared branes in string theory. We also comment on instabilities of D-brane bound states. The connection between classical and thermodynamic stability, known as the correlated stability conjecture, is also reviewed and illustrated with examples. Finally, we examine the holographic implications of the Gregory-Laflamme instability for a number of non-gravitational theories including Yang-Mills theories and little string theory. (topical review)
Hybrid metric-Palatini brane system
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.
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.
M5-brane in three-form flux and multiple M2-branes
Ho, Pei-Ming; Matsuo, Yutaka; Shiba, Shotaro
2008-01-01
We investigate the Bagger-Lambert-Gustavsson model associated with the Nambu-Poisson algebra as a theory describing a single M5-brane. We argue that the model is a gauge theory associated with the volume-preserving diffeomorphism in the three-dimenisonal internal space. We derive gauge transformations, actions, supersymmetry transformations, and equations of motions in terms of six-dimensional fields. The equations of motions are written in gauge-covariant form, and the equations for tensor fields have manifest self-dual structure. We demonstrate that the double dimensional reduction of the model reproduces the non-commutative U(1) gauge theory on a D4-brane with a small non-commutativity parameter. We establish relations between parameters in the BLG model and those in M-theory. This shows that the model describes an M5-brane in a large C-field background.
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.
Cook, Paul P
2016-01-01
We investigate two-parameter solutions of sigma-models on two dimensional symmetric spaces contained in E11. Embedding such sigma-model solutions in space-time gives solutions of M* and M'-theory where the metric depends on general travelling wave functions, as opposed to harmonic functions typical in general relativity, supergravity and M-theory. Weyl reflection allows such solutions to be mapped to M-theory solutions where the wave functions depend explicitly on extra coordinates contained in the fundamental representation of E11.
Fundamental vs. Solitonic Description of D3 branes
Park, I. Y.
1999-01-01
Type IIB string theory expanded around D3 brane backgrounds describes the dynamics of D3 branes as solitonic objects. On the other hand, there is a fundamental description of them via Polchinski's open strings with Dirichlet boundary conditions. Since these two descriptions describe the dynamics of the same objects, D3 branes, it is natural to believe that they are dual. Therefore at this level, we have a string-string duality as opposed to a string-field theory duality. Once we take the same...
Light-cone M5 and multiple M2-branes
Bandos, Igor A
2008-01-01
We present the light-cone gauge fixed Lagrangian for the M5-brane; it has a residual `exotic' gauge invariance with the group of 5-volume preserving diffeomorphisms, SDiff(5), as gauge group. For an M5-brane of topology R2 x M3, for closed 3-manifold M3, we find an infinite tension limit that yields an SO(8)-invariant (1+2)-dimensional field theory with `exotic' SDiff(3) gauge invariance. We show that this field theory is the Carrollian limit of the Nambu bracket realization of the `BLG' model for multiple M2-branes.
Non-perturbative effects on a fractional D3-brane
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.
Thermodynamics of anisotropic branes
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.
Bouncing universe and non-BPS branes
Loewenfeld, Philipp Höffer v.; Kang, Jin U.; Moeller, Nicolas; Sachs, Ivo
2009-01-01
We describe string frame bouncing universe scenarios involving the creation and annihilation of a non-BPS D9-brane in type IIA superstring theory. We find several classes of solutions, in which the bounce is driven by the tachyon dynamics of the non-BPS brane. The metric and the dilaton are consistently described in terms of the lowest order effective action. The bounce solutions interpolate between contracting and expanding pre-big bang (or post-big bang) solutions. The singular behavior of ...
Non-Abelian BIonic brane intersections
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We study 'fuzzy funnel' solutions to the non-Abelian equations of motion of the D string. Our funnel describes n6/360 coincident D-strings ending on n3/6 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. Our work makes use of an interesting nonlinear higher dimensional generalization of the instanton equations
Torons and D-Brane Bound States
Guralnik, Z.; Ramgoolam, S.
1997-01-01
We interpret instantons on a torus with twisted boundary conditions, in terms of bound states of branes. The interplay between the SU(N) and U(1) parts of the U(N) theory of N 4-branes allows the construction of a variety of bound states. The SU(N) and U(1) parts can contribute fractional amounts to the total instanton number which is integral. The geometry of non-self intersecting two-cycles in $T^4$ sheds some light on a number of properties of these solutions.
Large N QCD from rotating branes
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We study large N SU(N) Yang-Mills theory in three and four dimensions using a one-parameter family of supergravity models which originate from non-extremal rotating D-branes. We show explicitly that varying this 'angular momentum' parameter decouples the Kaluza-Klein modes associated with the compact D-brane coordinate, while the mass ratios for ordinary glueballs are quite stable against this variation, and are in good agreement with the latest lattice results. We also compute the topological susceptibility and the gluon condensate as a function of the 'angular momentum' parameter. copyright 1999 The American Physical Society
More on divergences in brane world models
Smolyakov, Mikhail N
2013-01-01
In this note a model in a space-time with compact extra dimension, describing five-dimensional fermion fields interacting with electromagnetic field localized on a brane, is presented. This model can be considered as a toy model for examining possible consequences of localization of gauge fields on a brane. It is shown that in the limit of infinite extra dimension the lowest order amplitudes of some processes in the resulting four-dimensional effective theory are divergent. Such a "localization catastrophe" can be inherent to more realistic bane world models with infinite extra dimension.
N=2 Extremal Black Holes and Intersecting Branes
Maldacena, Juan M.
1996-01-01
Using a simple hypothesis about the degrees of freedom of intersecting branes we find a microscopic counting argument that reproduces the entropy of a class of BPS black holes of type IIA string theory on general Calabi Yau three folds.
Holographic cosmic quintessence on the dilatonic brane world
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.
The Past, puzzles, and promise of 6-branes
Marolf, D
2001-01-01
The fact that both the D6-brane and the orientifold 6-plane have smooth, horizon-free descriptions in M-theory makes them especially useful in understanding certain aspects of brane physics. We briefly review how this connection has been used to understand a number of effects, several of which are associated with the Hanany-Witten transition. One particular outcome is a "confinement mod 2" effect for zero-branes in the background of a single D8-brane. We also discuss an interesting puzzle associated with flux-expulsion from D6-branes in this context. Finally, we discuss the promise of using a similar M-theoretic description of the orientifold 6-plane to understand the consistency of stringy negative energy objects with the 2nd law of black hole thermodynamics.
Brinne, Björn; Fayyazuddin, Ansar; Husain, Tasneem Zehra; Smith, Douglas J.
2000-01-01
We describe how to construct solutions to 11-dimensional supergravity corresponding to M5-branes wrapped on holomorphic 2-cycles embedded in C^3. These solutions preserve N=1 supersymmetry in four dimensions. In the near-horizon limit they are expected to be dual to N=1 large N gauge theories in four dimensions by Maldacena's duality.
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)
String Thermodynamics in D-Brane Backgrounds
Abel, S A; Kogan, I I; Rabinovici, Eliezer
1999-01-01
We discuss the thermal properties of string gases propagating in various D-brane backgrounds in the weak-coupling limit, and at temperatures close to the Hagedorn temperature. We determine, in the canonical ensemble, whether the Hagedorn temperature is limiting or non-limiting. This depends on the dimensionality of the D-brane, and the size of the compact dimensions. We find that in many cases the non-limiting behaviour manifest in the canonical ensemble is modified to a limiting behaviour in the microcanonical ensemble and show that, when there are different systems in thermal contact, the energy flows into open strings on the `limiting' D-branes of largest dimensionality. Such energy densities may eventually exceed the D-brane intrinsic tension. We discuss possible implications of this for the survival of Dp-branes with large values of p in an early cosmological Hagedorn regime. We also discuss the general phase diagram of the interacting theory, as implied by the holographic and black-hole/string correspon...
Thick Brane Worlds Arising From Pure Geometry
Cardenas, R; Cardenas, Rolando; Quiros, Israel
2002-01-01
We study a non-Riemannian modification of 5-dimensional Kaluza-Klein theory. In our proposal the Riemannian structure of the five-dimensional manifold is replaced by a Weyl-integrable one. In this context a 4-dimensional Poincar$\\grave{e}$ invariant solution is studied. A spacetime structure with two thick (smooth) branes separated in the extra dimension arises. The massless graviton is located in one of the thick branes at the origin, meanwhile the matter degrees of freedom are confined to the other brane. Due to the small overlap of the graviton's wave-function with the second thick brane, the model accounts for a resolution of the mass hierarchy problem a la Randall-Sundrum. Although, initially, no assumptions are made about the topology of the extra dimension, the solution found yields an extra space that is effectivelly compact and respects $Z_2$ symmetry. Unlike other models with branes, the spectrum of massive Kaluza-Klein states is quantized and free of tachyonic modes.
Emergence and expansion of cosmic space as due to M0-branes
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Sepehri, Alireza, E-mail: alireza.sepehri@uk.ac.ir [Faculty of Physics, Shahid Bahonar University, P.O. Box 76175, Kerman (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Research Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Maragha (RIAAM), P.O. Box 55134-441, Maragha (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Setare, Mohammad Reza, E-mail: rezakord@ipm.ir [Department of Science, University of Kurdistan, Campus of Bijar, Bijar (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Capozziello, Salvatore, E-mail: capozziello@na.infn.it [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Napoli Federico II, 80126, Naples (Italy); INFN Sez. di Napoli, Compl. Univ. di Monte S. Angelo, Edificio G, 80126, Naples (Italy); Gran Sasso Science Institute (INFN), Viale F. Crispi, 7, 67100, L’Aquila (Italy)
2015-12-29
Recently, Padmanabhan discussed that the difference between the number of degrees of freedom on the boundary surface and the number of degrees of freedom in a bulk region causes the accelerated expansion of the universe. The main question arising is: what is the origin of this inequality between the surface degrees of freedom and the bulk degrees of freedom? We answer this question in M-theory. In our model, first M0-branes are compactified on one circle and ND0-branes are created. Then ND0-branes join each other, grow, and form one D5-branes. Next, the D5-brane is compactified on two circles and our universe’s D3-brane, two D1-branes and some extra energies are produced. After that, one of the D1-branes, which is closer to the universe’s brane, gives its energy into it, and this leads to an increase in the difference between the numbers of degrees of freedom and the occurring inflation era. With the disappearance of this D1-brane, the number of degrees of freedom of boundary surface and bulk region become equal and inflation ends. At this stage, extra energies that are produced due to the compactification cause an expansion of the universe and deceleration epoch. Finally, another D1-brane dissolves in our universe’s brane, leads to an inequality between degrees of freedom, and there occurs a new phase of acceleration.
More on Meta-Stable Brane Configuration
Ahn, C
2007-01-01
We describe the intersecting brane configuration of type IIA string theory corresponding to the meta-stable nonsupersymmetric vacua in four dimensional N=1 supersymmetric SU(N_c) gauge theory with an antisymmetric flavor, a conjugate symmetric flavor, eight fundamental flavors, m_f fundamental flavors and m_f antifundamental flavors. This is done by analyzing the N=1 supersymmetric SU(2m_f-N_c+4) magnetic gauge theory with dual matters and the corresponding dual superpotential.
Generalised supersymmetry and p-brane actions
Hewson, S F
1997-01-01
We investigate the most general N=1 graded extension of the Poincare algebra, and find the corresponding supersymmetry transformations and the associated superspaces. We find that the supersymmetry for which {Q,Q}=P is not special, and in fact must be treated democratically with a whole class of supersymmetries. We show that there are two distinct types of grading, and a new class of general spinors is defined. The associated superspaces are shown to be either of the usual type, or flat with no torsion. p-branes are discussed in these general superspaces and twelve dimensions emerges as maximal. New types of brane are discovered which could explain many features of the standard p-brane theories.
Domain wall brane in squared curvature gravity
Liu, Yu-Xiao; Zhao, Zhen-Hua; Li, Hai-Tao
2011-01-01
We suggest a thick braneworld model in the squared curvature gravity theory. Despite the appearance of higher order derivatives, the localization of gravity and various bulk matter fields is shown to be possible. The existence of the normalizable gravitational zero mode indicates that our four-dimensional gravity is reproduced. In order to localize the chiral fermions on the brane, two types of coupling between the fermions and the brane forming scalar is introduced. The first coupling leads us to a Schr\\"odinger equation with a volcano potential, and the other a P\\"oschl-Teller potential. In both cases, the zero mode exists only for the left-hand fermions. Several massive KK states of the fermions can be trapped on the brane, either as resonant states or as bound states.
"Mass Inflation" With Lightlike Branes
Guendelman, Eduardo; Nissimov, Emil; Pacheva, Svetlana
2007-01-01
We discuss properties of a new class of p-brane models, describing intrinsically lightlike branes for any world-volume dimension, in various gravitational backgrounds of interest in the context of black hole physics. One of the characteristic features of these lightlike p-branes is that the brane tension appears as an additional nontrivial dynamical world-volume degree of freedom. Codimension one lightlike brane dynamics requires that the bulk space possesses an event horizon which is automatically occupied by the lightlike brane while its tension evolves exponentially with time. The latter phenomenon is an analog of the well known "mass inflation" effect in black holes.
Supersymmetric intersecting branes in time-dependent backgrounds
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We construct a family of supersymmetric solutions in time-dependent backgrounds in supergravity theories. One class of the solutions are intersecting brane solutions and another class are brane solutions in pp-wave backgrounds, and their intersection rules are also given. The relation to existing literature is also discussed. An example of D1-D5 with linear null dilaton together with its possible dual theory is briefly discussed
Sarrazin, M; Sarrazin, Michael; Petit, Fabrice
2004-01-01
In recent few years, there has been a number of papers devoted to the brane world theories which appear to be of potential interest for explaining several puzzling physical phenomena. Inspired from those models, we propose in this paper to consider relevant extensions of the Dirac and Pauli equations for a two brane universe. This model assumes that the branes are embedded in a 5D bulk where the fifth dimension is restricted to only two points. In previous attempts to describe quantum effects involving branes, graviton oscillations have been suggested as well as the possibility for highly energetic particles to escape into the 5D bulk. In this paper, we predict that usual matter particles can oscillate between the two branes as well. It is suggested that this phenomenon, which is a low energy one, might be enhanced using electromagnetic fields and could perhaps be demonstrated at a laboratory scale.
Hydro-elastic Complementarity in Black Branes at large D
Emparan, Roberto; Luna, Raimon; Suzuki, Ryotaku; Tanabe, Kentaro
2016-01-01
We obtain the effective theory for the non-linear dynamics of black branes---both neutral and charged, in asymptotically flat or Anti-deSitter spacetimes---to leading order in the inverse-dimensional expansion. We find that black branes evolve as viscous fluids, but when they settle down they are more naturally viewed as solutions of an elastic soap-bubble theory. The two views are complementary: the same variable is regarded in one case as the energy density of the fluid, in the other as the deformation of the elastic membrane. The large-D theory captures finite-wavelength phenomena beyond the conventional reach of hydrodynamics. For asymptotically flat charged black branes (either Reissner-Nordstrom or p-brane-charged black branes) it yields the non-linear evolution of the Gregory-Laflamme instability at large D and its endpoint at stable non-uniform black branes. For Reissner-Nordstrom AdS black branes we find that sound perturbations do not propagate (have purely imaginary frequency) when their wavelength...
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E. Ireson
2016-01-01
Full Text Available In this work we extend the results of previous derivations of Seiberg-like dualities (level-rank duality between gauged Wess–Zumino–Witten theories. The arguments in use to identify a potential dual for the supersymmetric WZW theory based on the coset U(N+MkU(Nk can be extended to be applied to a wider variety of gauge groups, notably USp(2N+2M2kUSp(2N2k and SO(2N+2M2kSO(2N2k, which will be dealt with briefly. Most interestingly, non-supersymmetric versions of the latter theories can also be shown to have duals in a similar fashion. These results are supported by several pieces of evidence, string phenomenological interpretations of Seiberg duality, even in non-supersymmetric backgrounds, are helpful to justify the formulation, then, from field theory, quantities such as central charges or Witten indices are shown to match exactly. The stability of these non-supersymmetric models is also discussed and shown to be consistent.
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
Cosmology of brane universes and brane gases
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 ...
Cosmology of brane universes and brane gases
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 ...
Hydrodynamics and Elasticity of Charged Black Branes
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Gath, Jakob
We consider long-wavelength perturbations of charged black branes to first order in a uidelastic derivative expansion. At first order the perturbations decouple and we treat the hydrodynamic and elastic perturbations separately. To put the results in a broader perspective, we present the rst-orde...... charged black brane solutions are parameterized by a total of four response coecients, both for the isotropic as well as for the anisotropic cases....... 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......)isotropic uid branes in terms of two sets of response coecients, the Young modulus and the piezoelectric moduli. We subsequently consider a large class of examples in gravity of this effective theory. In particular, we consider dilatonic black p-branes in two different settings: charged under a Maxwell gauge...
D-brane Deconstructions in IIB Orientifolds
Collinucci, Andres; Esole, Mboyo
2009-01-01
With model building applications in mind, we collect and develop basic techniques to analyze the landscape of D7-branes in type IIB compact Calabi-Yau orientifolds, in three different pictures: F-theory, the D7 worldvolume theory and D9-anti-D9 tachyon condensation. A significant complication is that consistent D7-branes in the presence of O7^- planes are generically singular, with singularities locally modeled by the Whitney Umbrella. This invalidates the standard formulae for charges, moduli space and flux lattice dimensions. We infer the correct formulae by comparison to F-theory and derive them independently and more generally from the tachyon picture, and relate these numbers to the closed string massless spectrum of the orientifold compactification in an interesting way. We furthermore give concrete recipes to explicitly and systematically construct nontrivial D-brane worldvolume flux vacua in arbitrary Calabi-Yau orientifolds, illustrate how to read off D-brane flux content, enhanced gauge groups and c...
D-Branes on Spaces Stratified Fibered Over Hyperbolic Orbifolds
Bytsenko, A A; Guimarães, M E X
2014-01-01
We apply the methods of homology and K-theory for branes wrapping spaces stratified fibered over hyperbolic orbifolds. In addition, we discuss the algebraic K-theory of any discrete co-compact Lie group in terms of appropriate homology and Atiyah-Hirzebruch type spectral sequence with its non-trivial lift to K-homology. We emphasize the fact that the physical D-branes properties are completely transparent within the mathematical framework of K-theory. We derive criteria for D-brane stability in the case of strongly virtually negatively curved groups. We show that branes wrapping spaces stratified fibered over hyperbolic orbifolds carry charge structure and change the additive structural properties in K-homology.
D-branes on spaces stratified fibered over hyperbolic orbifolds
Bytsenko, A. A.; Chaichian, M.; Guimarães, M. E. X.
2014-09-01
We apply the methods of homology and K-theory for branes wrapping spaces stratified fibered over hyperbolic orbifolds. In addition, we discuss the algebraic K-theory of any discrete co-compact Lie group in terms of appropriate homology and Atiyah-Hirzebruch type spectral sequence with its nontrivial lift to K-homology. We emphasize the fact that the physical D-branes properties are completely transparent within the mathematical framework of K-theory. We derive criteria for D-brane stability in the case of strongly virtually negatively curved groups. We show that branes wrapping spaces stratified fibered over hyperbolic orbifolds carry charge structure and change the additive structural properties in K-homology.
Brane Geometry and Dimer Models
He, Yang-Hui; Rodriguez-Gomez, Diego
2012-01-01
The field content and interactions of almost all known gauge theories in AdS_5/CFT_4 can be expressed in terms of dimer models or bipartite graphs drawn on a torus. Associated with the fundamental cell is a complex structure parameter tau_R. Based on the brane realization of these theories, we can specify a special Lagrangian (SLag) torus fibration that is the natural candidate to be identified as the torus on which the dimer lives. Using the metrics known in the literature, we compute the complex structure tau_G of this torus. For the theories on C^3 and the conifold and for orbifolds thereof tau_R = tau_G. However, for more complicated examples, we show that the two complex structures cannot be equal and yet, remarkably, differ only by a few percent. We leave the explanation for this extraordinary proximity as an open challenge.
Random Matrices, Boundaries and Branes
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...
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EL-NABULSI Ahmad Rami
2008-01-01
@@ We discuss a particular d-dimensional Gauss Bonnet-dilatonic universe compactified on S1 motivated from M-theory. We examine the time-evolution of the dynamical equations where many interesting consequences are revealed and discussed in some details. Under reasonable conditions, the discussed model can provide a mechanism to realize, in higher-dimensions (d>4), the accelerated expansion of the universe in the presence of dark energy, without the presence of phantom energy and without the contraction of some internal dimension.
A Gauged Open 2-brane String in the p-brane Background
Sarvi, Fahimeh; Nejad, Salman Abarghouei
2015-01-01
In this article, we make a gauge theory from the Open p-brane system and map it into the Open 2-brane one. Due to the presence of second class constraints in this model, we encounter some problems during the procedure of quantization. In this regard, considering boundary conditions as Dirac conditions, one can drive the constrained structure of the model at first. Then, with the help of BFT formalism of constraint systems, the Open 2-brane model is embedded into an extended phase space. For this purpose, we introduce some tensor fields to convert ungauged theory into the gauged one. This is the novel part of our research, while mostly scalar and vector fields are used to convert second class constraints into first ones.
Brane Webs and Random Processes
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.
Nernst branes in gauged supergravity
Barisch, Susanne; Haack, Michael; Nampuri, Suresh; Obers, Niels A
2011-01-01
We study static black brane solutions in the context of N = 2 U(1) gauged supergravity in four dimensions. Using the formalism of first-order flow equations, we construct novel extremal black brane solutions including examples of Nernst branes, i.e. extremal black brane solutions with vanishing entropy density. We also discuss a class of non-extremal generalizations which is captured by the first-order formalism.
Localized gravity on FRW branes
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...
Brane cosmology in teleparallel gravity
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.
Brane gravity, higher derivative terms and non-locality
Mukohyama, S
2002-01-01
In brane world scenarios with a bulk scalar field between two branes it is known that 4-dimensional Einstein gravity is restored at low energies on either brane. By using a gauge-invariant gravitational and scalar perturbation formalism we extend the theory of weak gravity in the brane world scenarios to higher energies, or shorter distances. We argue that for general potentials of the scalar field and a general conformal transformation to a frame in which matter on the branes is minimally coupled to the metric, weak gravity on either brane is compatible with 4-dimensional higher derivative gravity. In particular, Newton's constant and the coefficients of curvature-squared terms in the 4-dimensional effective action are determined up to an ambiguity of adding a Gauss-Bonnet topological term. In other words, we provide the brane-world realization of the so called $R^2$ model without utilizing a quantum theory. We discuss the appearance of composite spin-2 and spin-0 fields in addition to the graviton on the br...
A New Approach to the Classical and Quantum Dynamics of Branes
Pavšič, Matej
2016-01-01
It is shown that the Dirac-nambu-Goto brane can be described as a point particle in an infinite dimensional brane space with a particular metric. This suggests a generalization to brane spaces with arbitrary metric, including the "flat" metric. Then quantization of such a system is straightforward: it is just like quantization of a bunch of non interacting particles. This leads us to a system of a continuous set of scalar fields. For a particular choice of the metric in the space of fields we find that the classical Dirac-Nambu-Goto brane theory arises as an effective theory of such an underlying quantum field theory. Quantization of branes is important for the brane world scenarios, and thus for "quantum gravity".
A new approach to the classical and quantum dynamics of branes
Pavšič, Matej
2016-07-01
It is shown that the Dirac-Nambu-Goto brane can be described as a point particle in an infinite-dimensional brane space with a particular metric. This suggests a generalization to brane spaces with arbitrary metric, including the “flat” metric. Then quantization of such a system is straightforward: it is just like quantization of a bunch of noninteracting particles. This leads us to a system of a continuous set of scalar fields. For a particular choice of the metric in the space of fields we find that the classical Dirac-Nambu-Goto brane theory arises as an effective theory of such an underlying quantum field theory. Quantization of branes is important for the brane world scenarios, and thus for “quantum gravity.”
Tensor Perturbations from Brane-World Inflation with Curvature Effects
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...
Violation of cosmic censorship in dynamical p -brane systems
Maeda, Kengo; Uzawa, Kunihito
2016-02-01
We study the cosmic censorship of dynamical p -brane systems in a D -dimensional background. This is the generalization of the analysis in the Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory, which was discussed by Horne and Horowitz [Phys. Rev. D 48, R5457 (1993)]. We show that a timelike curvature singularity generically appears from an asymptotic region in the time evolution of the p -brane solution. Since we can set regular and smooth initial data in a dynamical M5-brane system in 11-dimensional supergravity, this implies a violation of cosmic censorship.
d-Brane Instantons in Type II Orientifolds
Blumenhagen, Ralph; Cvetič, Mirjam; Kachru, Shamit; Weigand, Timo
2009-11-01
We review recent progress in determining the effects of d-brane instantons in [Formula: see text] supersymmetric compactifications of Type II string theory to four dimensions. We describe the abstract d-brane instanton calculus for holomorphic couplings such as the superpotential, the gauge kinetic function, and higher fermionic F-terms, and we briefly discuss the implications of background fluxes for the instanton sector. We then summarize the concrete consequences of stringy d-brane instantons for the construction of semirealistic models of particle physics or supersymmetry breaking in compact and noncompact geometries.
On Adler-Bell-Jackiw Anomaly in 3-brane Scenario
Chen, W. F.; Mann, R. B.
2002-01-01
We investigate the ABJ anomaly in the framework of an effective field theory for a 3-brane scenario and show that the contribution from induced gravity on the brane depends on both the topological structure of the bulk space-time and the embedding of the brane in the bulk. This fact implies the existence of a non-trivial vacuum structure of bulk quantum gravity. Furthermore, we argue that this axial gravitational anomaly may not necessarily be cancelled by choosing the matter content on the b...
Superconformal indices and M2-branes
Eager, Richard; Schmude, Johannes
2015-12-01
We derive the superconformal index of the world-volume theory on M2-branes probing the cone over an arbitrary Sasaki-Einstein seven-manifold. The index is expressed in terms of the cohomology groups of the cone. We match our supergravity results with known results from gauge theory. Along the way we derive the spectrum of short Kaluza-Klein multiplets on generic Sasaki-Einstein seven-manifolds.
Superconformal Quantum Mechanics from M2-branes
Okazaki, Tadashi
2015-01-01
We discuss the superconformal quantum mechanics arising from the M2-branes. We begin with a comprehensive review on the superconformal quantum mechanics and emphasize that conformal symmetry and supersymmetry in quantum mechanics contain a number of exotic and enlightening properties which do not occur in higher dimensional field theories. We see that superfield and superspace formalism is available for $\\mathcal{N}\\le 8$ superconformal mechanical models. We then discuss the M2-branes with a focus on the world-volume descriptions of the multiple M2-branes which are superconformal three-dimensional Chern-Simons matter theories. Finally we argue that the two topics are connected in M-theoretical construction by considering the multiple M2-branes wrapped around a compact Riemann surface and study the emerging IR quantum mechanics. We establish that the resulting quantum mechanics realizes a set of novel $\\mathcal{N}\\ge 8$ superconformal quantum mechanical models which have not been reached so far. Also we discus...
Collective excitations of massive flavor branes
Itsios, Georgios; 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 flavor branes are considered as probes, and focus specifically on the case in which the quarks are massive. We study the thermodynamics and the speeds of first and zero sound at zero temperature and non-vanishing chemical potential. We show that the system undergoes a quantum phase transition when the chemical potential approaches its minimal value and we obtain the corresponding non-relativistic critical exponents that characterize its critical behavior. In the case of (2+1)-dimensional intersections, we further study a...
Collective excitations of massive flavor branes
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Georgios Itsios
2016-08-01
Full Text Available 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 flavor branes are considered as probes, and focus specifically on the case in which the quarks are massive. We study the thermodynamics and the speeds of first and zero sound at zero temperature and non-vanishing chemical potential. We show that the system undergoes a quantum phase transition when the chemical potential approaches its minimal value and we obtain the corresponding non-relativistic critical exponents that characterize its critical behavior. In the case of (2+1-dimensional intersections, we further study alternative quantization and the zero sound of the resulting anyonic fluid. We finally extend these results to non-zero temperature and magnetic field and compute the diffusion constant in the hydrodynamic regime. The numerical results we find match the predictions by the Einstein relation.
Collective excitations of massive flavor branes
Itsios, Georgios; Jokela, Niko; Ramallo, Alfonso V.
2016-08-01
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 flavor branes are considered as probes, and focus specifically on the case in which the quarks are massive. We study the thermodynamics and the speeds of first and zero sound at zero temperature and non-vanishing chemical potential. We show that the system undergoes a quantum phase transition when the chemical potential approaches its minimal value and we obtain the corresponding non-relativistic critical exponents that characterize its critical behavior. In the case of (2 + 1)-dimensional intersections, we further study alternative quantization and the zero sound of the resulting anyonic fluid. We finally extend these results to non-zero temperature and magnetic field and compute the diffusion constant in the hydrodynamic regime. The numerical results we find match the predictions by the Einstein relation.
New phases of near-extremal branes on a circle
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We study the phases of near-extremal branes on a circle, by which we mean near-extremal branes of string theory and M-theory with a circle in their transverse space. We find a map that takes any static and neutral Kaluza-Klein black hole, i.e. any static and neutral black hole on Minkowski-space times a circle Md x S1, and map it to a corresponding solution for a near-extremal brane on a circle. The map is derived using first a combined boost and U-duality transformation on the Kaluza-Klein black hole, transforming it to a solution for a non-extremal brane on a circle. The resulting solution for a near-extremal brane on a circle is then obtained by taking a certain near-extremal limit. As a consequence of the map, we can transform the neutral non-uniform black string branch into a new non-uniform phase of near-extremal branes on a circle. Furthermore, we use recently obtained analytical results on small black holes in Minkowski-space times a circle to get new information about the localized phase of near-extremal branes on a circle. This gives in turn predictions for the thermal behavior of the non-gravitational theories dual to these near-extremal branes. In particular, we give predictions for the thermodynamics of supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories on a circle, and we find a new stable phase of (2,0) Little String Theory in the canonical ensemble for temperatures above its Hagedorn temperature. (author)
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 ...
Super Lie n-algebra extensions, higher WZW models, and super p-branes with tensor multiplet fields
Fiorenza, Domenico; Schreiber, Urs
2013-01-01
We formalize higher dimensional and higher gauge WZW-type sigma-model local prequantum field theory, and discuss its rationalized/perturbative description in (super-)Lie n-algebra homotopy theory (the true home of the "FDA"-language used in the supergravity literature). We show generally how the intersection laws for such higher WZW-type sigma-model branes (open brane ending on background brane) are encoded precisely in (super-) L-infinity-extension theory and how the resulting "extended (super-)spacetimes" formalize spacetimes containing sigma model brane condensates. As an application we prove in Lie n-algebra homotopy theory that the complete super p-brane spectrum of superstring/M-theory is realized this way, including the pure sigma-model branes (the "old brane scan") but also the branes with tensor multiplet worldvolume fields, notably the D-branes and the M5-brane. For instance the degree-0 piece of the higher symmetry algebra of 11-dimensional spacetime with an M2-brane condensate turns out to be the ...
Towards the stabilization of extra dimensions by brane dynamics
Kitazawa, Noriaki
2014-01-01
All models of elementary particles and their interactions derived from String Theory involve a compact six-dimensional internal space. Its volume and shape should be fixed or stabilized, since otherwise massless scalar fields (moduli) reflecting their deformations appear in our four-dimensional space-time, with sizable effects on known particles and fields. A mechanism is proposed to stabilize the compact space without fluxes of three-form fields from closed strings. Our main motivation and goal is to proceed insofar as possible within conventional string world-sheet theory. As we shall see, D-branes with magnetic flux ("magnetized D-branes") and the forces between them can be used to this end. We investigate here some necessary ingredients: open string one-loop vacuum amplitudes between magnetized D-branes, magnetized D-branes at orbifold singularities, and potential energies among all of them in the compact space that result from tree-level closed string exchanges.
Mass and Charge in Brane-World and Non-Compact Kaluza-Klein Theories in 5 Dim
Ponce de Leon, J.
2003-08-01
In classical Kaluza-Klein theory, with compactified extra dimensions and without scalar field, the rest mass as well as the electric charge of test particles are constants of motion. We show that in the case of a large extra dimension this is no longer so. We propose the Hamilton-Jacobi formalism, instead of the geodesic equation, for the study of test particles moving in a five-dimensional background metric. This formalism has a number of advantages: (i) it provides a clear and invariant definition of rest mass, without the ambiguities associated with the choice of the parameters used along the motion in 5D and 4D, (ii) the electromagnetic field can be easily incorporated in the discussion, and (iii) we avoid the difficulties associated with the ``splitting'' of the geodesic equation. For particles moving in a general 5D metric, we show how the effective rest mass, as measured by an observer in 4D, varies as a consequence of the large extra dimension. Also, the fifth component of the momentum changes along the motion. This component can be identified with the electric charge of test particles. With this interpretation, both the rest mass and the charge vary along the trajectory. The constant of motion is now a combination of these quantities. We study the cosmological variations of charge and rest mass in a five-dimensional bulk metric which is used to embed the standard k = 0 FRW universes. The time variations in the fine structure ``constant'' and the Thomson cross section are also discussed.
Branes, Charge and Intersections
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.
Holographic thermalization from nonrelativistic branes
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.
Brane Bremsstrahlung in DBI Inflation
Brax, Philippe
2010-01-01
We consider the effect of trapped branes on the evolution of a test brane whose motion generates DBI inflation along a warped throat. The coupling between the inflationary brane and a trapped brane leads to the radiation of non-thermal particles on the trapped brane. We calculate the Gaussian spectrum of the radiated particles and their backreaction on the DBI motion of the inflationary brane. Radiation occurs for momenta lower than the speed of the test brane when crossing the trapped brane. The slowing down effect is either due to a parametric resonance when the interaction time is small compared to the Hubble time or a tachyonic resonance when the interaction time is large. In both cases the motion of the inflationary brane after the interaction is governed by a chameleonic potential,which tends to slow it down. We find that a single trapped brane can hardly slow down a DBI inflaton whose fluctuations lead to the Cosmic Microwave Background spectrum. A more drastic effect is obtained when the DBI brane enc...
Topological Insulators and Superconductors from D-branes
Ryu, Shinsei
2010-01-01
Realization of topological insulators (TIs) and superconductors (TSCs), such as the quantum spin Hall effect and the Z_2 topological insulator, in terms of D-branes in string theory is proposed. We establish a one-to-one correspondence between the K-theory classification of TIs/TSCs and D-brane charges. The string theory realization of TIs and TSCs comes naturally with gauge interactions, and the Wess-Zumino term of the D-branes gives rise to a gauge field theory of topological nature. This sheds light on TIs and TSCs beyond non-interacting systems, and the underlying topological field theory description thereof. In particular, our string theory realization includes the honeycomb lattice Kitaev model in two spatial dimensions, and its higher-dimensional extensions.
Statistics in the landscape of intersecting brane models
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Gmeiner, Florian [NIKHEF, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2008-08-15
An approach towards a statistical survey of four-dimensional supersymmetric vacua in the string theory landscape is described and illustrated with three examples of ensembles of intersecting D-brane models. The question whether it is conceivable to make predictions based on statistical distributions is discussed. Especially interesting in this context are possible correlations between low energy observables. As an example we look at correlations between properties of the gauge sector of intersecting D-brane models and Gepner model constructions. (orig.)
The bosonic mother of fermionic D-branes
Chattaraputi, Auttakit; Englert, François; Houart, Laurent; Taormina, Anne
2002-09-01
We extend the search for fermionic subspaces of the bosonic string compactified on E8 × SO(16) lattices to include all fermionic D-branes. This extension constraints the truncation procedure previously proposed and relates the fermionic strings, supersymmetric or not, to the global structure of the SO(16) group. The specific properties of all the fermionic D-branes are found to be encoded in its universal covering, whose maximal toroid defines the configuration space torus of their mother bosonic theory.
The bosonic mother of fermionic D-branes
Chattaraputi, A; Houart, L; Taormina, A; Chattaraputi, Auttakit; Englert, Francois; Houart, Laurent; Taormina, Anne
2002-01-01
We extend the search for fermionic subspaces of the bosonic string compactified on E8 X SO(16) lattices to include all fermionic D-branes. This extension constraints the truncation procedure previously proposed and relates the fermionic strings, supersymmetric or not, to the global structure of the SO(16) group. The specific properties of all the fermionic D-branes are found to be encoded in its universal covering, whose maximal toroid defines the configuration space torus of their mother bosonic theory.
Differential K-characters and D-branes
Ruffino, Fabio Ferrari
2016-01-01
Starting from the definition of Cheeger-Simons K-character, we show how to describe D-brane world-volumes, the Wess-Zumino action and topological D-brane charges within the K-theoretical framework in type II superstring theory. We stress in particular how each feature of the old cohomological classification can be reproduced using the K-theoretical language.
f(R)-Einstein-Palatini Formalism and smooth branes
da Silva, Paulo Michel L T
2016-01-01
In this work, we present the f(R)-Einstein-Palatini formalism in arbitrary dimensions and the study of consistency applied to brane models, the so-called braneworld sum rules. We show that it is possible a scenario of thick branes in five dimensions with compact extra dimension in the framework of the f(R)-Einstein-Palatini theory by the accomplishment of an assertive criteria.
Nishi, Masato
2016-07-01
We discuss the large mass hierarchy problem in a braneworld model which represents our acceleratively expanding universe. The Randall-Sundrum (RS) model with one extra warped dimension added to a flat four-dimensional space-time cannot describe our expanding universe. Here, we study instead the de Sitter thin brane model. This is described by the same action as that for the RS model, but the four-dimensional space-time on the branes is dS_4. We study the model for both the cases of positive five-dimensional cosmological constant Λ_5 and a negative one. In the positive Λ_5 case, the four-dimensional large hierarchy necessitates a five-dimensional large hierarchy, and we cannot get a natural explanation. On the other hand, in the negative Λ_5 case, the large hierarchy is naturally realized in the five-dimensional theory in the same manner as in the RS model. Moreover, another large hierarchy between the Hubble parameter and the Planck scale is realized by the O(10^2) hierarchy of the five-dimensional quantities. Finally, we find that the lightest mass of the massive Kaluza-Klein modes and the intervals of the mass spectrum are of order 10^2 GeV, which are the same as in the RS case and do not depend on the value of the Hubble parameter.
Lombardo, Davide M; Risoli, Stefano
2016-01-01
We consider the ${\\cal N}=1$ superpotential generated in type-II orientifold models by non-geometric fluxes. In particular, we focus on the family of $P$ fluxes, that are related by T-duality transformations to the S-dual of the $Q$ flux. We determine the general rule that transforms a given flux in this family under a single T-duality transformation. This rule allows to derive a complete expression for the superpotential for both the IIA and the IIB theory for the particular case of a $T^6/[\\mathbb{Z}_2 \\times \\mathbb{Z}_2 ]$ orientifold. We then consider how these fluxes modify the generalised Bianchi identities. In particular, we derive a fully consistent set of quadratic constraints coming from the NS-NS Bianchi identities. On the other hand, the $P$ flux Bianchi identities induce tadpoles, and we determine a set of exotic branes that can be consistently included in order to cancel them. This is achieved by determining a universal transformation rule under T-duality satisfied by all the branes in string t...
Unstoppable brane-flux decay of $\\overline{\\text{D6}}$ branes
Danielsson, U H; Van Riet, T
2016-01-01
We investigate $p$ $\\overline{\\text{D6}}$ branes inside a flux throat that carries $K \\times M$ D6 charges with $K$ the 3-form flux quantum and $M$ the Romans mass. We find that within the calculable supergravity regime where $g_s p$ is large, the $\\overline{\\text{D6}}$ branes annihilate immediately against the fluxes despite the existence of a metastable state at small $p/M$ in the probe approximation. The crucial property that causes this naive conflict with effective field theory is a singularity in the 3-form flux, which we cut off at string scale. Our result explains the absence of regular solutions at finite temperature and suggests there should be a smooth time-dependent solution. We also discuss the qualitative differences between $\\overline{\\text{D6}}$ branes and $\\overline{\\text{D3}}$ branes, which makes it a priori not obvious to conclude the same instability for $\\overline{\\text{D3}}$ branes.
Brane polarization is no cure for tachyons
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.
Microstates of D1–D5(-P) black holes, as interacting D-branes
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In our previous study (Morita et al., 2014 [1]), we figured out that the thermodynamics of the near extremal black p-branes can be explained as the collective motions of gravitationally interacting elementary p-branes (the p-soup proposal). We test this proposal in the near-extremal D1–D5 and D1–D5-P black holes and show that their thermodynamics also can be explained in a similar fashion, i.e. via the collective motions of the interacting elementary D1-branes and D5-branes (and waves). It may imply that the microscopic origins of these intersecting black branes and the black p-brane are explained in the unified picture. We also argue the relation between the p-soup proposal and the conformal field theory calculations of the D1–D5(-P) black holes in superstring theory
Microstates of D1–D5(-P) black holes, as interacting D-branes
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Morita, Takeshi, E-mail: morita.takeshi@shizuoka.ac.jp [Department of Physics, Shizuoka University, 836 Ohya, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka 422-8529 (Japan); Shiba, Shotaro, E-mail: sshiba@cc.kyoto-su.ac.jp [Maskawa Institute for Science and Culture, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kamigamo-Motoyama, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8555 (Japan)
2015-07-30
In our previous study (Morita et al., 2014 [1]), we figured out that the thermodynamics of the near extremal black p-branes can be explained as the collective motions of gravitationally interacting elementary p-branes (the p-soup proposal). We test this proposal in the near-extremal D1–D5 and D1–D5-P black holes and show that their thermodynamics also can be explained in a similar fashion, i.e. via the collective motions of the interacting elementary D1-branes and D5-branes (and waves). It may imply that the microscopic origins of these intersecting black branes and the black p-brane are explained in the unified picture. We also argue the relation between the p-soup proposal and the conformal field theory calculations of the D1–D5(-P) black holes in superstring theory.
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
Holography of D-Brane Reconnection
Berg, M; Samtleben, H; Berg, Marcus; Hohm, Olaf; Samtleben, Henning
2007-01-01
Gukov, Martinec, Moore and Strominger found that the D1-D5-D5' system with the D5-D5' angle at 45 degrees admits a deformation "rho" preserving supersymmetry. Under this deformation, the D5-branes and D5'-branes reconnect along a single special Lagrangian manifold. We construct the near-horizon limit of this brane setup (for which no supergravity solution is currently known), imposing the requisite symmetries perturbatively in the deformation rho. Reducing to the three-dimensional effective gauged supergravity, we compute the scalar potential and verify the presence of a deformation with the expected properties. We compute the conformal dimensions as functions of rho. This spectrum naturally organizes into N=3 supermultiplets, corresponding to the 3/16 preserved by the brane system. We give some remarks on the symmetric orbifold CFT for Q_D5=Q_D5', outline the computation of rho-deformed correlators in this theory, and probe computations in our rho-deformed background.
Wronskians, dualities and FZZT-Cardy branes
Chan, Chuan-Tsung; Irie, Hirotaka; Niedner, Benjamin; Yeh, Chi-Hsien
2016-09-01
The resolvent operator plays a central role in matrix models. For instance, with utilizing the loop equation, all of the perturbative amplitudes including correlators, the free-energy and those of instanton corrections can be obtained from the spectral curve of the resolvent operator. However, at the level of non-perturbative completion, the resolvent operator is generally not sufficient to recover all the information from the loop equations. Therefore it is necessary to find a sufficient set of operators which provide the missing non-perturbative information. In this paper, we study generalized Wronskians of the Baker-Akhiezer systems as a manifestation of these new degrees of freedom. In particular, we derive their isomonodromy systems and then extend several spectral dualities to these systems. In addition, we discuss how these Wronskian operators are naturally aligned on the Kac table. Since they are consistent with the Seiberg-Shih relation, we propose that these new degrees of freedom can be identified as FZZT-Cardy branes in Liouville theory. This means that FZZT-Cardy branes are the bound states of elemental FZZT branes (i.e. the twisted fermions) rather than the bound states of principal FZZT-brane (i.e. the resolvent operator).
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Howe, P.S.; Kaya, A.; Sezgin, E.; Sundell, P
2000-10-30
We study codimension one branes, i.e., p-branes in (p+2) dimensions, in the superembedding approach for the cases where the worldvolume superspace is embedded in a minimal target superspace with half supersymmetry breaking. This singles out the cases p=1,2,3,5,9 . For p=3,5,9 the superembedding geometry naturally involves a fundamental super 2 -form potential on the worldvolume whose generalised field strength obeys a constraint deducible from considering an open supermembrane ending on the p -brane. This constraint, together with the embedding constraint, puts the system on-shell for p=5 but overconstrains the 9 -brane in D=11 such that the Goldstone superfield is frozen. For p=3 these two constraints give rise to an off-shell linear multiplet on the worldvolume. An alternative formulation of this case is given in which the linear multiplet is dualised to an off-shell scalar multiplet. Actions are constructed for both cases and are shown to give equivalent equations of motion. After gauge fixing a local Sp(1) symmetry associated with shifts in the Sp(1){sub R} Goldstone modes, we find that the auxiliary fields in the scalar multiplet parametrise a two-sphere. For completeness we also discuss briefly the cases p=1,2 where the equations of motion (for off-shell multiplets) are obtained from an action principle.
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.
Ashour, Amani; Faizal, Mir; Ali, Ahmed Farag; Hammad, Fayçal
2016-05-01
In this work, we investigate the thermodynamics of black p-branes (BB) in the context of Gravity's Rainbow. We investigate this using rainbow functions that have been motivated from loop quantum gravity and κ -Minkowski non-commutative spacetime. Then for the sake of comparison, we examine a couple of other rainbow functions that have also appeared in the literature. We show that, for consistency, Gravity's Rainbow 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.
Brane Tilings and Non-Commutative Geometry
Eager, Richard
2010-01-01
We derive the quiver gauge theory on the world-volume of D3-branes transverse to an L(a,b,c) singularity by computing the endomorphism algebra of a tilting object first constructed by Van den Bergh. The quiver gauge theory can be concisely specified by an embedding of a graph into a face-centered cubic lattice. In this description, planar Seiberg dualities of the gauge theory act by changing the graph embedding. We use this description of Seiberg duality to show these quiver gauge theories po...
Brane Tilings and Non-Commutative Geometry
Eager, Richard
2010-01-01
We derive the quiver gauge theory on the world-volume of D3-branes transverse to an L(a,b,c) singularity by computing the endomorphism algebra of a tilting object first constructed by Van den Bergh. The quiver gauge theory can be concisely specified by an embedding of a graph into a face-centered cubic lattice. In this description, planar Seiberg dualities of the gauge theory act by changing the graph embedding. We use this description of Seiberg duality to show these quiver gauge theories possess periodic Seiberg dualities whose existence was expected from the AdS/CFT correspondence.
Hybrid metric-Palatini brane system
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...
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
Asymptotically Lifshitz brane-world black holes
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We study the gravity dual of a Lifshitz field theory in the context of a RSII brane-world scenario, taking into account the effects of the extra dimension through the contribution of the electric part of the Weyl tensor. We study the thermodynamical behavior of such asymptotically Lifshitz black holes. It is shown that the entropy imposes the critical exponent z to be bounded from above. This maximum value of z corresponds to a positive infinite entropy as long as the temperature is kept positive. The stability and phase transition for different spatial topologies are also discussed. - Highlights: ► Studying the gravity dual of a Lifshitz field theory in the context of brane-world scenario. ► Studying the thermodynamical behavior of asymptotically Lifshitz black holes. ► Showing that the entropy imposes the critical exponent z to be bounded from above. ► Discussing the phase transition for different spatial topologies.
Sepehri, Alireza
2016-01-01
Recently, an interesting mechanism [Phys.Rev.Lett.106:231101,2011] has been proposed which produces all nonlinear terms in massive gravity to all orders . In this work, we reproduce these results in M-theory and consider the process of birth and growth of nonlinear gravity during the construction of Mp-branes. It has been shown that Mp brane are built up of p- M1-branes which each of them are connected to M1-branes of other Mp-brane through a wormhole. In this model, by increasing the number of dimensions, the number of nonlinear terms in relevant action of branes enhances and some theories like lovelock and nonlinear gravity are raised. By compacting M-branes, graviton fields in nonlinear gravity converts to photon fields and thus nonlinear electrodynamics are produced.
Covariant approach of perturbations in Lovelock type brane gravity
Norma, Bagatella-Flores; Miguel, Cruz; Efrain, Rojas
2016-01-01
We develop a covariant scheme to describe the dynamics of small perturbations on Lovelock type branes probing a Minkowski spacetime. The higher-dimensional analogue of the Jacobi equation in this theory becomes a wave type equation for a scalar field $\\Phi$. Whithin this framework, we analyse the stability of spherically symmetric branes with a de Sitter geometry floating in a flat Minkowski spacetime where we find that the Jacobi equation specializes to a Klein-Gordon equation for a scalar field possessing a tachyonic mass. This fact shows that, to some extent, these type of branes share the symmetries of the usual Dirac-Nambu-Goto (DNG) action which is by no means coincidental because the DNG model is the simplest included in the Lovelock type brane gravity.
Instabilities of near-extremal smeared branes and the correlated stability conjecture
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We consider the classical and local thermodynamic stability of non- and near-extremal Dp-branes smeared on a transverse direction. These two types of stability are connected through the correlated stability conjecture for which we give a proof in this specific class of branes. The proof is analogous to that of Reall for unsmeared branes, and includes the construction of an appropriate two-parameter off-shell family of smeared Dp-brane backgrounds. We use the boost/U-duality map from neutral black strings to smeared black branes to explicitly demonstrate that non-and near-extremal smeared branes are classically unstable, confirming the validity of the conjecture. For near-extremal smeared branes in particular, we show that a natural definition of the grand canonical ensemble exists in which these branes are thermodynamically unstable, in accord with the conjecture. Moreover, we examine the connection between the unstable Gregory-Laflamme mode of charged branes and the marginal modes of extremal branes. Some features of T-duality and implications for the finite temperature dual gauge theories are also discussed
Phenomenological Lagrangians, gauge models and branes
Zheltukhin, A A
2016-01-01
Phenomenological Lagrangians for physical systems with spontaneously broken symmetries are reformulated in terms of gauge field theory. Description of the Dirac $p$-branes in terms of the Yang-Mills-Cartan gauge multiplets interacting with gravity, is proved to be equivalent to their description as a closed dynamical system with the symmetry $ISO(1,D-1)$ spontaneously broken to $ISO(1,p)\\times SO(D-p-1)$.
Brane Effective Actions, Kappa-Symmetry and Applications
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Joan Simón
2012-02-01
Full Text Available This is a review on brane effective actions, their symmetries and some of their applications. Its first part covers the Green–Schwarz formulation of single M- and D-brane effective actions focusing on kinematical aspects: the identification of their degrees of freedom, the importance of world volume diffeomorphisms and kappa symmetry to achieve manifest spacetime covariance and supersymmetry, and the explicit construction of such actions in arbitrary on-shell supergravity backgrounds. Its second part deals with applications. First, the use of kappa symmetry to determine supersymmetric world volume solitons. This includes their explicit construction in flat and curved backgrounds, their interpretation as Bogomol’nyi–Prasad–Sommerfield (BPS states carrying (topological charges in the supersymmetry algebra and the connection between supersymmetry and Hamiltonian BPS bounds. When available, I emphasise the use of these solitons as constituents in microscopic models of black holes. Second, the use of probe approximations to infer about the non-trivial dynamics of strongly-coupled gauge theories using the anti de Sitter/conformal field theory (AdS/CFT correspondence. This includes expectation values of Wilson loop operators, spectrum information and the general use of D-brane probes to approximate the dynamics of systems with small number of degrees of freedom interacting with larger systems allowing a dual gravitational description. Its final part briefly discusses effective actions for N D-branes and M2-branes. This includes both Super-Yang-Mills theories, their higher-order corrections and partial results in covariantising these couplings to curved backgrounds, and the more recent supersymmetric Chern–Simons matter theories describing M2-branes using field theory, brane constructions and 3-algebra considerations.
Seiberg duality for Chern-Simons quivers and D-brane mutations
Closset, Cyril
2012-01-01
Chern-Simons quivers for M2-branes at Calabi-Yau singularities are best understood as the low energy theory of D2-branes on a dual type IIA background. We show how the D2-brane point of view naturally leads to three dimensional Seiberg dualities for Chern-Simons quivers with chiral matter content: They arise from a change of brane basis (or mutation), in complete analogy with the better known Seiberg dualities for D3-brane quivers. This perspective reproduces the known rules for Seiberg dualities in Chern-Simons-Yang-Mills theories with unitary gauge groups. We provide explicit examples of dual theories for the quiver dual to the Y^{p,q}(CP^2) geometries. We also comment on the string theory derivation of CS quivers dual to massive type IIA geometries.
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.
The fate of Newton's law in brane-world scenarios
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We consider brane-world scenarios embedded into string theory. We find that the D-brane backreaction induces a large increase in the open string's proper length. Consequently the stringy nature of elementary particles can be detected at distances much larger than the fundamental string scale. As an example, we compute the gravitational potential between two open strings ending on backreacting D3-branes in four-dimensional compactifications of type II string theory. We find that the Newtonian potential receives a correction that goes like 1/r but that is not proportional to the inertial masses of the open strings, implying a violation of the equivalence principle in the effective gravitational theory. This stringy correction is screened by thermal effects when the distance between the strings is greater than the inverse temperature. This suggests new experimental tests for many phenomenological models in type II string theory.
Brane-antibrane systems and the thermal life of neutral black holes
Saremi, O; Saremi, Omid; Peet, Amanda W.
2004-01-01
A brane-antibrane model for the entropy of neutral black branes is developed, following on from the work of Danielsson, Guijosa and Kruczenski [1]. The model involves equal numbers of Dp-branes and anti-Dp-branes, and arbitrary angular momenta, and covers the cases p=0,1,2,3,4. The thermodynamic entropy is reproduced by the strongly coupled field theory, up to a power of two. The strong-coupling physics of the p=0 case is further developed numerically, using techniques of Kabat, Lifschytz et al. [2,3], in the context of a toy model containing the tachyon and the bosonic degrees of freedom of the D0-brane and anti-D0-brane quantum mechanics. Preliminary numerical results show that strong-coupling finite-temperature stabilization of the tachyon is possible, in this context.
Constrained superfields from an anti-D3-brane in KKLT
Vercnocke, Bert; Wrase, Timm
2016-01-01
The KKLT construction of dS vacua relies on an uplift term that arises from an anti-D3-brane. It was argued by Kachru, Pearson and Verlinde that this anti-D3-brane is an excited state in a supersymmetric theory since it can decay to a supersymmetric ground state. Hence the anti-D3-brane breaks supersymmetry spontaneously and one should be able to package all the world-volume fields on the anti-D3-brane into a four dimensional $\\cal{N}=1$ supersymmetric action. Here we extend previous results ...
Gravitational backreaction of anti-D branes in the warped compactification
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...
Curved branes with regular support
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.
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.
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Horowitz, Gary; /UC, Santa Barbara; Lawrence, Albion; /Brandeis U. /Santa Barbara, KITP; Silverstein, Eva; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Santa Barbara, KITP
2010-08-26
We study a simple model of a black hole in AdS and obtain a holographic description of the region inside the horizon. A key role is played by the dynamics of the scalar fields in the dual gauge theory. This leads to a proposal for a dual description of D-branes falling through the horizon of any AdS black hole. The proposal uses a field-dependent time reparameterization in the field theory. We relate this reparametrization to various gauge invariances of the theory. Finally, we speculate on information loss and the black hole singularity in this context.
Zafrir, Gabi
2016-03-01
We explore the properties of five-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories living on 5-brane webs in orientifold 5-plane backgrounds. This allows constructing quiver gauge theories with alternating USp(2 N) and SO(N) gauge groups with fundamental matter, and thus leads to the existence of new 5 d fixed point theories. The web description can be further used to study non-perturbative phenomena such as enhancement of symmetry and duality. We further suggest that one can use these systems to engineer 5 d SO group with spinor matter. We present evidence for this claim.
Linch, William D
2016-01-01
We generalize the current algebra of constraints of U-duality-covariant critical superstrings to include the generator responsible for the dynamics of the fundamental brane. This allows us to define $\\kappa$ symmetry and to write a worldvolume action in Hamiltonian form that is manifestly supersymmetric in the target space. The Lagrangian form of this action is generally covariant, but the worldvolume metric has fewer components than expected.
Brane world cosmology with Gauss-Bonnet and induced gravity terms
Brown, R A
2006-01-01
In this thesis we investigate certain cosmological brane world models of the Randall-Sundrum type. The models are motivated by string theory but we focus on the phenomenology of the cosmology. Two models of specific interest are the Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati (DGP, induced-gravity) model, where the brane action is modified, and the Gauss-Bonnet model where the bulk action is modified. Both of these modifications maybe motivated by string theory. We provide a brief review of Randall-Sundrum models and then consider the Kaluza-Klein modes on Minkowski and de Sitter branes, in both the two and one brane cases. The spectrum obtained for the de Sitter branes is a new result. We then consider a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker brane in order to investigate the cosmological dynamics on the brane. We present a brief discussion of the DGP and Gauss-Bonnet brane worlds. We then investigate the Gauss-Bonnet-Induced-Gravity (GBIG) model where the Gauss-Bonnet (GB) bulk term is combined with the induced-gravity (IG) brane term of ...
Probing bound states of D-branes
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.
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.)
Six-dimensional origin of gravity mediated brane to brane supersymmetry breaking
Diamandis, G A; Kouroumalou, P; Lahanas, A B
2013-01-01
Four dimensional supergravities may be the right framework to describe particle physics at low energies. Its connection to the underlying string theory can be implemented through higher dimensional supergravities which bear special characteristics. Their reduction to four dimensions breaks supersymmetry whose magnitude depends both on the compactifying manifold and the mechanism that generates the breaking. In particular compactifications, notably on a $S_1/Z_2$ orbifold, the breaking of supersymmetry occuring on a hidden brane, residing at one end of $S_1/Z_2$, is communicated to the visible brane which lies at the other end, via gravitational interactions propagating in the bulk. This scenario has been exemplified in the framework of the $N=2$, $D=5$ supergravity. In this note, motivated by the recent developments in the field, related to the six-dimensional description of the supergravity theory, we study the $N=2$, $D=5$ supergravity theory as originating from a $D=6$ supergravity which, in addition to th...
Remarks on brane and antibrane dynamics
Michel, Ben; Polchinski, Joseph; Puhm, Andrea; Saad, Philip
2014-01-01
We develop the point of view that brane actions should be understood in the context of effective field theory, and that this is the correct way to treat classical as well as loop divergences. We illustrate this idea in a simple model. We then consider the implications for the dynamics of antibranes in flux backgrounds, focusing on the simplest case of a single antibrane. We argue that there is no tachyonic instability at zero temperature, but there is a nonperturbative process in which an antibrane annihilates with its screening cloud. This is distinct from the NS5-brane instanton decay. Constraints on models of metastable supersymmetry breaking by antibranes may be tightened, but there is no problem of principle with this mechanism.
Asymptotically Lifshitz Brane-World Black Holes
Ranjbar, Arash; Shahidi, Shahab
2012-01-01
We study the gravity dual of a Lifshitz field theory in the context of a RSII brane-world scenario, taking into account the effects of the extra dimension through the contribution of the electric part of the Weyl tensor. We show that although the Lifshitz space-time cannot be considered as a vacuum solution of the RSII brane-world, the asymptotically Lifshitz solution can. We then study the thermodynamical behavior of such asymptotically Lifshitz black holes. It is shown that the condition on the positivity of entropy imposes an upper bound on the critical exponent $z$. This maximum value of $z$ corresponds to a positive infinite entropy as long as the temperature is kept positive. The stability and phase transition for different spatial topologies are also discussed.
Fractional Brane State in the Early Universe
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.
Hydrodynamic Regimes of Spinning Black D3-Branes
Erdmenger, Johanna; Steinfurt, Stephan; Zeller, Hansjörg
2014-01-01
We present the long-wavelength effective description of non-extremal spinning black D3-branes in flat space. Our setup is motivated by recent explorations of low energy dynamics on black brane world-volumes within the blackfold approach and its connections to the fluid/gravity correspondence. The spinning D3-branes with a rigid radial Dirichlet cut-off give rise to an effective field theory. This theory describes a charged plasma which is driven by external forces, given by one vector and two scalar operators. Furthermore, the flavour charge of this plasma is anomalous, allowing us to examine features of anomaly-induced transport in the blackfold context. We calculate the hydrodynamic transport coefficients to first order and show that in the near-horizon limit, they reproduce the conformal charged fluid dynamics of ${\\cal N}=4$ Super Yang-Mills theory. More generally the system interpolates smoothly between the blackfold, fluid/gravity, and Rindler fluid dynamics.
D3-Brane Model Building and the Supertrace Rule.
Bena, Iosif; Graña, Mariana; Kuperstein, Stanislav; Ntokos, Praxitelis; Petrini, Michela
2016-04-01
A common way to obtain standard-model-like Lagrangians in string theory is to place D3-branes inside flux compactifications. The bosonic and fermionic masses and couplings of the resulting gauge theory are determined by the ten-dimensional metric and the fluxes, respectively, and the breaking of supersymmetry is soft. However, not any soft-supersymmetry-breaking Lagrangian can be obtained this way since the string theory equations of motion impose certain relations between the soft couplings. We show that for D3-branes in background fluxes, these relations imply that the sums of the squares of the boson and of the fermion masses are equal and that, furthermore, one- and two-loop quantum corrections do not spoil this equality. This makes the use of D3-branes for constructing computationally controllable models for physics beyond the standard model problematic. PMID:27104696
D3-Brane Model Building and the Supertrace Rule.
Bena, Iosif; Graña, Mariana; Kuperstein, Stanislav; Ntokos, Praxitelis; Petrini, Michela
2016-04-01
A common way to obtain standard-model-like Lagrangians in string theory is to place D3-branes inside flux compactifications. The bosonic and fermionic masses and couplings of the resulting gauge theory are determined by the ten-dimensional metric and the fluxes, respectively, and the breaking of supersymmetry is soft. However, not any soft-supersymmetry-breaking Lagrangian can be obtained this way since the string theory equations of motion impose certain relations between the soft couplings. We show that for D3-branes in background fluxes, these relations imply that the sums of the squares of the boson and of the fermion masses are equal and that, furthermore, one- and two-loop quantum corrections do not spoil this equality. This makes the use of D3-branes for constructing computationally controllable models for physics beyond the standard model problematic.
Heterotic NS5-branes from closed string tachyon condensation
Garcia-Etxebarria, Iñaki; Montero, Miguel; Uranga, Angel
2014-12-01
We show how to construct the familiar heterotic NS5 brane as a topological soliton in a supercritical version of heterotic string theory. Closed string tachyon condensation removes the extra dimensions, leaving the NS5 in ten dimensions, in a process highly reminiscent of the K-theoretical description of type II D-branes, but linking nontrivial gauge bundles and geometry. This establishes a new kind of equivalence between gravitational and gauge configurations, reminiscent of the gauge/geometry correspondence. We also use the K-theory description to build other heterotic branes as solitons of closed string tachyons. The construction requires a modification of the anomalous Bianchi identity for H3 in supercritical heterotic string theory. We give various proofs for the existence of this modification.
SUSY breaking mediation by D-brane instantons
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It is well known that D-brane instantons can generate contributions to the effective superpotential of gauge theories living on D-branes which are perturbatively forbidden by global U(1) symmetries. We extend this idea to theories with supersymmetry breaking, studying the effect of D-brane instantons stretched between the SUSY-breaking and visible sectors. Analogously to what happens in the SUSY case, this mechanism can give rise to perturbatively forbidden soft terms (among other effects). We introduce and discuss general properties of instanton mediation. We illustrate our ideas in simple Type IIB toroidal orientifolds. As a bi-product, we present a string theory realization of a Polonyi hidden sector.
On Supergravity Solutions of Branes in Melvin Universes
Alishahiha, Mohsen; Safarzadeh, Batool; Yavartanoo, Hossein
2005-01-01
We study supergravity solutions of type II branes wrapping a Melvin universe. These solutions provide the gravity description of non-commutative field theories with non-constant non-commutative parameter. Typically these theories are non-supersymmetric, though they exhibit some feature of their corresponding supersymmetric theories. An interesting feature of these non-commutative theories is that there is a critical length in the theory in which for distances larger than this length the effec...
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)
Noncommutative D3-brane, black holes, and attractor mechanism
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We revisit the 4D generalized black hole geometries, obtained by us 14, with a renewed interest, to unfold some aspects of effective gravity in a noncommutative D3-brane formalism. In particular, we argue for the existence of extra dimensions in the gravity decoupling limit in the theory. We show that the theory is rather described by an ordinary geometry and is governed by an effective string theory in 5D. The extremal black hole geometry AdS5 obtained in effective string theory is shown to be in precise agreement with the gravity dual proposed for D3-brane in a constant magnetic field. Kaluza-Klein compactification is performed to obtain the corresponding charged black hole geometries in 4D. Interestingly, they are shown to be governed by the extremal black hole geometries known in string theory. The attractor mechanism is exploited in effective string theory underlying a noncommutative D3-brane and the macroscopic entropy of a charged black hole is computed. We show that the generalized black hole geometries in a noncommutative D3-brane theory are precisely identical to the extremal black holes known in 4D effective string theory
Soliton models for thick branes
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.
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M S Modgil; S Panda; S Sengupta
2004-03-01
A Kerr metric describing a rotating black hole is obtained on the three brane in a five-dimensional Randall-Sundrum brane world by considering a rotating five-dimensional black string in the bulk. We examine the causal structure of this space-time through the geodesic equations.
Brane Inflation and Defect Formation
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
Soliton models for thick branes
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Peyravi, Marzieh [Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Department of Physics, School of Sciences, Mashhad (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Riazi, Nematollah [Shahid Beheshti University, Physics Department, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Lobo, Francisco S.N. [Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Astrofisica e Ciencias do Espaco, Lisbon (Portugal)
2016-05-15
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{sup 4} and φ{sup 6} scalar fields, which have broken Z{sub 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 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{sup 2} term in the expansion of the potential for the resulting Schroedinger-like equation, where w is the five-dimensional coordinate. It turns out that the φ{sup 4} brane is stable, while there are unstable modes for certain ranges of the model parameters in the SG and φ{sup 6} branes. (orig.)
D-brane physics. From weak to strong coupling
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Vieira Lopes, Daniel Ordine
2013-01-10
In this thesis we discuss two aspects of branes relevant to high-energy phenomenology. First, we consider a single D6-brane wrapping a special Lagrangian cycle and the background space compactified in a Calabi-Yau orientifold the conditions needed to obtain a four-dimensional N=1 supersymmetric theory. We calculate the bosonic part of the effective action by performing a Kaluza-Klein reduction of the brane seven-dimensional action, and obtain the N=1 characteristic data. To discuss the moduli, we first fix the moduli from deformations of the background Calabi-Yau and study the D-brane deformation moduli space. We next allow for Calabi-Yau deformations, and show that the moduli space for complex structure deformations is corrected by the fields living on the D6-brane. We also calculate the scalar potential from D- and F-terms generated from brane and background configurations that would break the supersymmetry condition. We then, via Mirror Symmetry, relate the spectrum obtained in our work to the spectrum in Type IIB effective theory with D3- D5- and D7-branes, and we propose a Kaehler potential for the moduli space of brane deformations in Type IIB theories. In the second part of the thesis we discuss effects of brane intersections when the string coupling can become strong, and we work in the framework of F-theory. After reviewing the basics of F-theory constructions and a particular SU(5) model already discussed in the literature, we construct a model which contains a point of E{sub 8} singularity, and curves of E{sub 6} singularity. By explicitly resolving the space, we show that the resolution requires the introduction of higher dimensional fibers, and argue how we can circumvent this problem for the E{sub 6} curve, leading to the expected resolution that generate an E{sub 6} group, while at the E{sub 8} point we cannot make the resolution lead to an expected E{sub 8} structure.
Israel, D
2005-01-01
We study the exact construction of D-branes in Lorentzian AdS(3). We start by defining a family of conformal field theories that gives a natural Euclidean version of the SL(2,R) CFT and does not correspond to H(3)+, the analytic continuation of AdS(3). We argue that one can recuperate the exact CFT results of Lorentzian AdS(3), upon an analytic continuation in the moduli space of these conformal field theories. Then we construct exact boundary states for various symmetric and symmetry-breaking D-branes in AdS(3).
Gravity and antigravity in a brane world with metastable gravitons
Gregory, R.; Rubakov, V. A.; Sibiryakov, S. M.
2000-09-01
In the framework of a five-dimensional three-brane model with quasi-localized gravitons we evaluate metric perturbations induced on the positive tension brane by matter residing thereon. We find that at intermediate distances, the effective four-dimensional theory coincides, up to small corrections, with General Relativity. This is in accord with Csaki, Erlich and Hollowood and in contrast to Dvali, Gabadadze and Porrati. We show, however, that at ultra-large distances this effective four-dimensional theory becomes dramatically different: conventional tensor gravity changes into scalar anti-gravity.
Four-Derivative Brane Couplings from String Amplitudes
Becker, Katrin; Robbins, Daniel
2011-01-01
We evaluate the string theory disc amplitude of one Ramond-Ramond field C^(p-3) and two Neveu-Schwarz B-fields in the presence of a single Dp-brane in type II string theory. From this amplitude we extract the four-derivative (or equivalently order (alpha')^2) part of the Dp-brane action involving these fields. We show that the new couplings are invariant under R-R and NS-NS gauge transformations and compatible with linear T-duality.
Emergence and expansion of cosmic space as due to M0-branes
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Recently, Padmanabhan (arXiv:1206.4916 [hepth]) discussed that the difference between the number of degrees of freedom on the boundary surface and the number of degrees of freedom in a bulk region causes the accelerated expansion of the universe. The main question arising is: what is the origin of this inequality between the surface degrees of freedom and the bulk degrees of freedom? We answer this question in M-theory. In our model, first M0-branes are compactified on one circle and N D0-branes are created. Then N D0-branes join each other, grow, and form one D5-branes. Next, the D5-brane is compactified on two circles and our universe's D3-brane, two D1-branes and some extra energies are produced. After that, one of the D1-branes, which is closer to the universe's brane, gives its energy into it, and this leads to an increase in the difference between the numbers of degrees of freedom and the occurring inflation era. With the disappearance of this D1-brane, the number of degrees of freedom of boundary surface and bulk region become equal and inflation ends. At this stage, extra energies that are produced due to the compactification cause an expansion of the universe and deceleration epoch. Finally, another D1-brane dissolves in our universe's brane, leads to an inequality between degrees of freedom, and there occurs a new phase of acceleration. (orig.)
Emergence and expansion of cosmic space as due to M0-branes
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Sepehri, Alireza [Shahid Bahonar University, Faculty of Physics, Kerman (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Research Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Maragha (RIAAM), Maragha (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Setare, Mohammad Reza [University of Kurdistan, Department of Science, Bijar (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Capozziello, Salvatore [Universita di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Fisica, Naples (Italy); Complutense Univ. di Monte S. Angelo, Naples (Italy); Gran Sasso Science Institute (INFN), L' Aquila (Italy); INFN Sezione di Napoli, Naples (Italy)
2015-12-15
Recently, Padmanabhan (arXiv:1206.4916 [hepth]) discussed that the difference between the number of degrees of freedom on the boundary surface and the number of degrees of freedom in a bulk region causes the accelerated expansion of the universe. The main question arising is: what is the origin of this inequality between the surface degrees of freedom and the bulk degrees of freedom? We answer this question in M-theory. In our model, first M0-branes are compactified on one circle and N D0-branes are created. Then N D0-branes join each other, grow, and form one D5-branes. Next, the D5-brane is compactified on two circles and our universe's D3-brane, two D1-branes and some extra energies are produced. After that, one of the D1-branes, which is closer to the universe's brane, gives its energy into it, and this leads to an increase in the difference between the numbers of degrees of freedom and the occurring inflation era. With the disappearance of this D1-brane, the number of degrees of freedom of boundary surface and bulk region become equal and inflation ends. At this stage, extra energies that are produced due to the compactification cause an expansion of the universe and deceleration epoch. Finally, another D1-brane dissolves in our universe's brane, leads to an inequality between degrees of freedom, and there occurs a new phase of acceleration. (orig.)
Torus-like Dielectric D2-brane
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.
On the spectral properties of multi-branes, M2 and M5 branes
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Garcia del Moral, M.P. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Oviedo, Calvo Sotelo 18, 33007, Oviedo (Spain); Restuccia, A. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Antofagasta, Aptdo 02800 (Chile); Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Apartado 89000, Caracas 1080-A (Venezuela)
2011-07-01
In this note we summarize some of the properties found in [1-3]. We characterize spectral properties of the quantum mechanical hamiltonian of theories with fermionic degrees of freedom beyond semiclassical approximation. We obtain a general class of bosonic polynomial potentials for which the Schroeedinger operator has a discrete spectrum. This class includes all the scalar potentials in membrane, 5-brane, p-branes, multiple M2 branes, BLG and ABJM theories. We also give a sufficient condition for discreteness of the spectrum for supersymmmetric and non supersymmetric theories with a fermionic contribution. We characterize then the spectral properties of different theories: the BMN matrix model, the supermembrane with central charges and a bound state of N D2 with m D0. We show that, while the first two models have a purely discrete spectrum with finite multiplicity, the latter has a continuous spectrum starting from a constant given in terms of the monopole charge. (Copyright copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
Geodesics and Newton's Law in Brane Backgrounds
Mück, W; Volovich, I V
2000-01-01
In brane world models our universe is considered as a brane imbedded into ahigher dimensional space. We discuss the behaviour of geodesics in theRandall-Sundrum background and point out that free massive particles cannotmove along the brane only. The brane is repulsive, and matter will be expelledfrom the brane into the extra dimension. This is rather undesirable, and hencewe study an alternative model with a non-compact extra dimension, but with anattractive brane embedded into the higher dimensional space. We study thelinearized gravity equations and show that Newton's gravitational law is validon the brane also in the alternative background.
Branes in the GL(1 vertical stroke 1) WZNW-Model
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Creutzig, T.; Schomerus, V. [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Quella, T. [Amsterdam Univ. (Netherlands). KdV Inst. for Mathematics
2007-08-15
We initiate a systematic study of boundary conditions in conformal field theories with target space supersymmetry. The WZNW model on GL(1 vertical stroke 1) is used as a prototypical example for which we find the complete set of maximally symmetric branes. This includes a unique brane of maximal super-dimension 2 vertical stroke 2, a 2-parameter family of branes with super-dimension 0 vertical stroke 2 and an infinite set of fully localized branes possessing a single modulus. Members of the latter family can only exist along certain lines on the bosonic base, much like fractional branes at orbifold singularities. Our results establish that all essential algebraic features of Cardy-type boundary theories carry over to the non-rational logarithmic WZNW model on GL(1 vertical stroke 1). (orig.)
Fundamental vs. Solitonic Description of D3 branes
Park, I Y
1999-01-01
Type IIB string theory expanded around D3 brane backgrounds describes the dynamics of D3 branes as solitonic objects. On the other hand, there is a fundamental description of them via Polchinski's open strings with Dirichlet boundary conditions. Since these two descriptions describe the dynamics of the same objects, D3 branes, it is natural to believe that they are dual. Therefore at this level, we have a string-string duality as opposed to a string-field theory duality. Once we take the same limits in both descriptions, Maldacena Conjecture in its weaker form follows. We try to make this viewpoint precise and study the implication of it for the stronger form of Maldacena Conjecture.
Light-cone M5 and multiple M2-branes
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Bandos, Igor A [Department of Theoretical Physics and History of Science, University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV), PO Box 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); Townsend, Paul K [Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA (United Kingdom)], E-mail: bandos@ific.uv.es, E-mail: p.k.townsend@damtp.cam.ac.uk
2008-12-21
We present the light-cone gauge fixed Lagrangian for the M5-brane; it has a residual 'exotic' gauge invariance with the group of 5-volume preserving diffeomorphisms, SDiff{sub 5}, as gauge group. For an M5-brane of topology R{sup 2}xM{sub 3}, for closed 3-manifold M{sub 3}, we find an infinite tension limit that yields an SO(8)-invariant (1 + 2)-dimensional field theory with 'exotic' SDiff{sub 3} gauge invariance. We show that this field theory is the Carrollian limit of the Nambu bracket realization of the 'BLG' model for multiple M2-branes.
Decompactifications and massless D-branes in hybrid models
Aspinwall, Paul S.; Ronen Plesser, M.
2010-07-01
A method of determining the mass spectrum of BPS D-branes in any phase limit of a gauged linear sigma model is introduced. A ring associated to monodromy is defined and one considers K-theory to be a module over this ring. A simple but interesting class of hybrid models with Landau-Ginzburg fibres over {mathbb{P}^n} are analyzed using special Kähler geometry and D-brane probes. In some cases the hybrid limit is an infinite distance in moduli space and corresponds to a decompactification. In other cases the hybrid limit isat a finite distance and acquires massless D-branes. An example studied appears to correspond to a novel theory of supergravity with an SU(2) gauge symmetry where the gauge and gravitational couplings are necessarily tied to each other.
Null-Wave Giant Gravitons from Thermal Spinning Brane Probes
Armas, Jay; Pedersen, Andreas Vigand
2013-01-01
We construct and analyze thermal spinning giant gravitons in type II/M-theory based on spherically wrapped black branes, using the method of thermal probe branes originating from the blackfold approach. These solutions generalize in different directions recent work in which the case of thermal (non-spinning) D3-brane giant gravitons was considered, and reveal a rich phase structure with various new properties. First of all, we extend the construction to M-theory, by constructing thermal giant graviton solutions using spherically wrapped M2- and M5-branes. More importantly, we switch on new quantum numbers, namely internal spins on the sphere, which are not present in the usual extremal limit for which the brane world volume stress tensor is Lorentz invariant. We examine the effect of this new type of excitation and in particular analyze the physical quantities in various regimes, including that of small temperatures as well as low/high spin. As a byproduct we find new stationary dipole-charged black hole solu...
The Spectrum of FZZT Branes Beyond the Planar Limit
Atkin, Max R
2010-01-01
Minimal string theory has a number of FZZT brane boundary states; one for each Cardy state of the minimal model. It was conjectured by Seiberg and Shih that all branes in a minimal string theory could be expressed as a linear combination of the brane associated to the identity operator of the minimal model with complex shifts in the boundary cosmological constant. Subsequently it was found that this identification of FZZT branes does not hold exactly for some cylinder amplitudes but was spoiled by terms that are associated with vanishing worldsheet area and are therefore non-universal. In this paper we investigate this claim for a number of more complicated amplitudes such as cylinders and discs-with-handle using both Liouville and matrix model methods. We find that the aforementioned identification of FZZT branes is spoiled by terms that do not admit an interpretation as non-universal terms. Furthermore, the spoiling terms as computed using the matrix model are found to be in agreement with those coming from...
Soliton models for thick branes
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...
Electromagnetic dipole radiation of oscillating D-branes
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I emphasize analogy between Dp-branes in string theories and solitons in gauge theories comparing their common properties and showing differences. In string theory we do not have the full set of equations which define the theory in all orders of coupling constant as it was in gauge theories, nevertheless such solutions have been found as solutions of low energy superstring effective action carrying the RR charges. The existence of dynamical RR charged extended objects in string theory has been deduced also by considering string theory with mixed boundary conditions, when type II closed superstring theory is enriched by open strings with Neumann boundary conditions on p + 1 directions and Dirichlet conditions on the remaining 9-p transverse directions. We will show that for certain excitations of the string/D3-brane system Neumann boundary conditions emerge from the Born-Infeld dynamics. Here the excitations which are coming down the string with a polarization along a direction parallel to the brane are almost completely reflected just as in the case of all-normal Dirichlet excitations considered by Callan and Maldacena, but now the end of the string moves freely on the 3-brane realizing Polchinski's open string Neumann boundary condition dynamically. In the low energy limit ω → 0, i.e. for wavelengths much larger than the string scale only a small fraction ∼ ω4 of the energy escapes in the form of dipole radiation. The physical interpretation is that a string attached to the 3-brane manifests itself as an electric charge, and waves on the string cause the end point of the string to freely oscillate and produce e.m. dipole radiation in the asymptotic outer region. The magnitude of emitted power is in fact exactly equal to the one given by Thomson formula in electrodynamics
Solitons on intersecting 3-branes
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.
A comment on zero-brane quantum mechanics
Kabat, D; Kabat, Daniel; Pouliot, Philippe
1996-01-01
We consider low energy, non-relativistic scattering of two Dirichlet zero-branes as an exercise in quantum mechanics. For weak string coupling and sufficiently small velocity, the dynamics is governed by an effective U(2) gauge theory in 0+1 dimensions. At low energies, D-brane scattering can reliably probe distances much shorter than the string scale. The only length scale in the quantum mechanics problem is the eleven dimensional Planck length. This provides evidence for the role of scales shorter than the string length in the weakly coupled dynamics of type IIA strings.
Brane-induced Skyrmions : Baryons in Holographic QCD
Nawa, K; Kojo, T; Nawa, Kanabu; Suganuma, Hideo; Kojo, Toru
2006-01-01
We study baryons in holographic QCD with $D4/D8/\\bar{D8}$ multi $D$ brane system. In holographic QCD, the baryon appears as a topologically non-trivial chiral soliton in a four-dimensional effective theory of mesons, which is called `Brane-induced Skyrmion'. We derive and calculate the Euler-Lagrange equation for the hedgehog configuration with chiral profile $F(r)$ and $\\rho$-meson profile $\\tilde G(r)$, and obtain the soliton solution of the holographic QCD.
TFD Approach for Bosonic Strings and $D_{P}$-branes
Abdalla, Maria Christina B; Vancea, I V
2003-01-01
In this work we explain the construction of the thermal vacuum for the bosonic string, as well that of the thermal boundary state interpreted as a $D_{p}$-brane at finite temperature. In both case we calculate the respective entropy using the entropy operator of the Thermo Field Theory. We show that the contribution of the thermal string entropy is explicitly present in the $D_{p}$-brane entropy. Furthermore, we show that the Thermo Field approach is suitable to introduce temperature in boundary states.
Higher Derivative Brane Couplings from T-Duality
Becker, Katrin; Robbins, Daniel
2010-01-01
The Wess-Zumino coupling on D-branes in string theory is known to receive higher derivative corrections which couple the Ramond-Ramond potential to terms involving the square of the spacetime curvature tensor. Consistency with T-duality implies that the branes should also have four-derivative couplings that involve the NS-NS B-field. We use T-duality to predict some of these couplings. We then confirm these results with string worldsheet computations by evaluating disc amplitudes with insertions of one R-R and two NS-NS vertex operators.
Cosmological evolution in a two-brane warped geometry model
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.
BPS preons and tensionless super-p-brane in generalized superspace
Bandos, I A
2003-01-01
Tensionless super-p-branes in a generalized superspace with additional tensorial central charge coordinates might provide an extended object model for BPS preons, i.e. for hypothetical constituents of M-theory preserving 31 of 32 supersymmeties.
Comments on Brane-World Black Holes and Energy-Momentum Vector
Nashed, Gamal Gergess Lamee
2007-01-01
We show that the energy distribution of the brane-world black holes given by Salti et al. in the context of teleparallel theory is not right. We give the correct formula of energy of those black hole.
Intersecting branes and adding flavors to the Maldacena-Nunez background
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Following a proposal, we study adding flavors into the Maldacena-Nunez background. It is achieved by introducing spacetime filling D9-branes or intersecting D5'-branes into the background with a wrapping D5-brane. Both D9-branes and D5'-branes can be spacetime filling from the 5D bulk point of view. At the probe limit it corresponds to introducing non-chiral fundamental flavors into the dual N = 1 SYM. We propose a method to twist the fundamental flavor which has to involve open string charge. It reflects the fact that coupling fundamental matter to SYM in the dual string theory corresponds to adding an open string sector. (author)
Jacobi stability of the vacuum in the static spherically symmetric brane world models
Harko, T
2008-01-01
We analyze the stability of the structure equations of the vacuum in the brane world models, by using both the linear (Lyapunov) stability analysis, and the Jacobi stability analysis, the Kosambi-Cartan-Chern (KCC) theory. In the brane world models the four dimensional effective Einstein equations acquire extra terms, called dark radiation and dark pressure, respectively, which arise from the embedding of the 3-brane in the bulk. Generally, the spherically symmetric vacuum solutions of the brane gravitational field equations, have properties quite distinct as compared to the standard black hole solutions of general relativity. We close the structure equations by assuming a simple linear equation of state for the dark pressure. In this case the vacuum is Jacobi stable only for a small range of values of the proportionality constant relating the dark pressure and the dark radiation. The unstable trajectories on the brane behave chaotically, in the sense that after a finite radial distance it would be impossible...
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.
Large angular momentum closed strings colliding with D-branes
Imamura, Yosuke
2002-01-01
We investigate colliding processes of closed strings with large angular momenta with D-branes. We give explicit CFT calculations for closed string states with an arbitrary number of bosonic excitations and no or one fermion excitation. The results reproduce the correspondence between closed string states and single trace operators in the boundary gauge theory recently suggested by Berenstein, Maldacena and Nastase.
Tachyon Condensation and Spectrum of Strings on D-branes
Suyama, Takao
2001-01-01
We investigate spectrum of open strings on D-branes after tachyon condensation in bosonic string theory. We calculate 1-loop partition function of the string and show that its limiting forms coincide with partition functions of open strings with different boundary conditions.
Tensor Perturbations from Brane-World Inflation with Curvature Effects
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...
Automorphisms as brane non-local transformations
Simon, Joan
2000-01-01
The relation among spacetime supersymmetry algebras and superbrane actions is further explored. It is proved that $SL(2,\\bR)$ belongs to the automorphism group of the ${\\cal N}=2$ D=10 type IIB SuperPoincar\\'e algebra. Its SO(2) subgroup is identified with a non-local SO(2) transformation found in hep-th/9806161. Performing T-duality, new non-local transformations are found in type IIA relating, among others, BIon configurations with two D2-branes intersecting at a point. Its M-theory origin ...
Emergent Super-Virasoro on Magnetic Branes
D'Hoker, Eric
2016-01-01
The low energy limit of the stress tensor, gauge current, and supercurrent two-point correlators are calculated in the background of the supersymmetric magnetic brane solution to gauged five-dimensional supergravity constructed by Almuhairi and Polchinski. The resulting correlators provide evidence for the emergence of an N=2 super-Virasoro algebra of right-movers, in addition to a bosonic Virasoro algebra and a $U(1) \\oplus U(1)$-current algebra of left-movers (or the parity transform of left- and right-movers depending on the sign of the magnetic field), in the holographically dual strongly interacting two-dimensional effective field theory of the lowest Landau level.
Anisotropy in Born-Infeld brane cosmology
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.
A Naturally Small Cosmological Constant on the Brane?
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...
Bounded Scalar Perturbations in Bouncing Brane World Cosmologies
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...
Scalar brane backgrounds in higher order curvature gravity
Charmousis, C; Dufaux, J F; Charmousis, Christos; Davis, Stephen C.; Dufaux, Jean-Francois
2003-01-01
We investigate maximally symmetric brane world solutions with a scalar field. Five-dimensional bulk gravity is described by a general lagrangian which yields field equations containing no higher than second order derivatives. This includes the Gauss-Bonnet combination for the graviton. Stability and gravitational properties of such solutions are considered, and we particularily emphasise the modifications induced by the higher order terms. In particular it is shown that higher curvature corrections to Einstein theory can give rise to instabilities in brane world solutions. A method for analytically obtaining the general solution for such actions is outlined. Genericaly, the requirement of a finite volume element together with the absence of a naked singularity in the bulk imposes fine-tuning of the brane tension. A model with a moduli scalar field is analysed in detail and we address questions of instability and non-singular self-tuning solutions. In particular, we discuss a case with a normalisable zero mode...
Hamilton-Jacobi equations and Brane associated Lagrangians
Baker, L M
2001-01-01
This article seeks to relate a recent proposal for the association of acovariant Field Theory with a string or brane Lagrangian to the Hamilton-Jacobiformalism for strings and branes. It turns out that since in this special case,the Hamiltonian depends only upon the momenta of the Jacobi fields and not thefields themselves, it is the same as a Lagrangian, subject to a constancyconstraint. We find that the associated Lagrangians for strings or branes havea covariant description in terms of the square root of the same Lagrangian,except in one dimension lower, reminiscent of the `holographic' idea. In thesecond part of the paper, we discuss propeties of these Lagrangians, which leadto what we have called `Universal Field Equations', characteristic of covariantequations of motion.
Nernst branes with Lifshitz asymptotics in N=2 gauged supergravity
Cardoso, G L; Nampuri, S
2015-01-01
We discuss two classes of non-supersymmetric interpolating solutions in N=2, D=4 gauged supergravity, that flow from either a z=2 Lifshitz geometry or a conformal AdS background to the near-horizon geometry of a Nernst brane. We obtain these solutions by constructing a z=2 supersymmetric Lifshitz solution in the STU model from a first-order rewriting of the action, then lifting it up to a five-dimensional background and subsequently modifying this five-dimensional solution by a two-parameter family of deformations. Under reduction, these give four-dimensional non-supersymmetric Nernst brane solutions. This is a step towards resolving the Lifshitz tidal force singularity in the context of N=2 gauged supergravity and suggests an approach to encoding the Nernst brane in terms of the Schroedinger symmetry group of the holographically dual field theory.
Dynamic SU(2) structure from seven-branes
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Heidenreich, Ben; McAllister, Liam; /Cornell U., Phys. Dept.; Torroba, Gonzalo; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.
2010-12-16
We obtain a family of supersymmetric solutions of type IIB supergravity with dynamic SU(2) structure, which describe the local geometry near a stack of four D7-branes and one O7-plane wrapping a rigid four-cycle. The deformation to a generalized complex geometry is interpreted as a consequence of nonperturbative effects in the seven-brane gauge theory. We formulate the problem for seven-branes wrapping the base of an appropriate del Pezzo cone, and in the near-stack limit in which the four-cycle is flat, we obtain an exact solution in closed form. Our solutions serve to characterize the local geometry of nonperturbatively-stabilized flux compactifications.
Castro, Carlos
2016-10-01
It is described how the Extended Relativity Theory in C-spaces (Clifford spaces) allows a unified formulation of point particles, strings, membranes and p-branes, moving in ordinary target spacetime backgrounds, within the description of a single polyparticle moving in C-spaces. The degrees of freedom of the latter are provided by Clifford polyvector-valued coordinates (antisymmetric tensorial coordinates). A correspondence between the p-brane (p-loop) “Schrödinger-like” equations of Ansoldi-Aurilia-Spallucci and the polyparticle wave equation in C-spaces is found via the polyparticle/p-brane correspondence. This correspondence might provide another unexplored avenue to quantize p-branes (a notoriously difficult and unsolved problem) from the more straightforward quantization of the polyparticle in C-spaces, even in the presence of external interactions. We conclude with comments about the compositeness nature of the polyvector-valued coordinate operators in terms of ordinary p-brane coordinates via the evaluation of n-ary commutators.
Multiple M2-branes and plane waves
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We propose a natural generalisation of the BLG multiple M2-brane action to membranes in curved plane wave backgrounds, and verify in two different ways that the action correctly captures the non-trivial space-time geometry. We show that the M2 to D2 reduction of the theory along a non-trivial direction in field space is equivalent to the D2-brane world-volume Yang-Mills theory with a non-trivial (null-time dependent) dilaton in the corresponding IIA background geometry. As another consistency check of this proposal we show that the properties of metric 3-algebras ensure the equivalence of the Rosen coordinate version of this action (time-dependent metric on the space of 3-algebra valued scalar fields, no mass terms) and its Brinkmann counterpart (constant couplings but time-dependent mass terms). We also establish an analogous result for deformed Yang-Mills theories in any dimension which, in particular, demonstrates the equivalence of the Rosen and Brinkmann forms of the plane wave matrix string action.
Multiple M2-Branes and Plane Waves
Blau, Matthias
2008-01-01
We propose a natural generalisation of the BLG multiple M2-brane action to membranes in curved plane wave backgrounds, and verify in two different ways that the action correctly captures the non-trivial space-time geometry. We show that the M2 to D2 reduction of the theory along a non-trivial direction in field space is equivalent to the D2-brane worldvolume Yang-Mills theory with a non-trivial (null-time dependent) dilaton in the corresponding IIA background geometry. As another consistency check of this proposal we show that the properties of metric 3-algebras ensure the equivalence of the Rosen coordinate version of this action (time-dependent metric on the space of 3-algebra valued scalar fields, no mass terms) and its Brinkmann counterpart (constant couplings but time-dependent mass terms). We also establish an analogous result for deformed Yang-Mills theories in any dimension which, in particular, demonstrates the equivalence of the Rosen and Brinkmann forms of the plane wave matrix string action.
Sound waves in the compactified D0-D4 brane system
Cai, Wenhe
2016-01-01
As an extension to our previous work, we study the transport properties of the Witten-Sakai-Sugimoto model in the black D4-brane background with smeared D0-branes (D0-D4/D8 system). Because of the presence of the D0-branes, this model is holographically dual to 4d QCD or Yang-Mills theory with a Chern-Simons term in the bubble configuration. And the number density of the D0-branes corresponds to the coupling constant ($\\theta$ angle) of the Chern-Simons term in the dual field theory. In this paper, we accordingly focus on small number density of the D0-branes to study the sound mode in the black D0-D4 brane system since the coupling of the Chern-Simons term should be quite weak in QCD. Then we derive its 5d effective theory and analytically compute the speed of sound and the sound wave attenuation in the approach of Gauge/Gravity duality. Our result shows the speed of sound and the sound wave attenuation is modified by the presence of the D0-branes. Thus they depend on the $\\theta$ angle or chiral potential i...
Localized gravity in string theory.
Karch, A; Randall, L
2001-08-01
We propose a string realization of the AdS4 brane in AdS5 that is known to localize gravity. Our theory is M D5 branes in the near horizon geometry of N D3 branes, where M and N are appropriately tuned.
A note on "Galactic rotation curves and brane world models" by Rahaman et al. [arXiv:0802.3453
Nandi, K K
2008-01-01
We show that circular orbits are stable in a recently proposed solution in brane world theory. However, the solution does not produce attractive gravity in the halo. These features are contrasted with another solution in a different theory.
Marginal fluctuations as instantons on M2/D2-branes
Naghdi, M.
2014-03-01
We introduce some (anti-) M/D-branes through turning on the corresponding field strengths of the 11- and 10-dimensional supergravity theories over spaces, where we use and for the internal spaces. Indeed, when we add M2/D2-branes on the same directions with the near horizon branes of the Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis-Maldacena model, all symmetries and supersymmetries are preserved trivially. In this case, we obtain a localized object just in the horizon. This normalizable bulk massless scalar mode is a singlet of and , and it agrees with a marginal boundary operator of the conformal dimension of . However, after performing a special conformal transformation, we see that the solution is localized in the Euclideanized space and is attributable to the included anti-M2/D2-branes, which are also necessary to ensure that there is no back-reaction. The resultant theory now breaks all supersymmetries to , while the other symmetries are so preserved. The dual boundary operator is then set up from the skew-whiffing of the representations and for the supercharges and scalars, respectively, while the fermions remain fixed in of the original theory. Besides, we also address another alternate bulk to boundary matching procedure through turning on one of the gauge fields of the full gauge group along the same lines with a similar situation to the one faced in the AdS/CFT correspondence. The latter approach covers the difficulty already faced with in the bulk-boundary matching procedure for as well.
Holography for anisotropic branes with hyperscaling violation
Roychowdhury, Dibakar
2016-01-01
In this paper, based on the principles of Gauge/gavity duality, we explore the field theory description of certain special class of strongly coupled hyperscaling violating QFTs in the presence of scalar deformations near the \\textit{effective} dynamical scale ($ r_F $) of the theory. In the language of the AdS/CFT duality, the scalar deformations of the above type could be thought of as being sourced due to some massless scalar excitation in the bulk which explicitly break the $ SO(2) $ rotational invariance along the spatial directions of the brane. As a consequence of these deformations, it turns out that when we probe such QFTs in terms of its non-local observable like, the entanglement entropy as well as the Wilson operator they indeed receive finite contributions near the effective dynamical scale ($ r_F $) of the theory.
Holography for anisotropic branes with hyperscaling violation
Roychowdhury, Dibakar
2016-01-01
In this paper, based on the principles of Gauge/gavity duality, we explore the field theory description of certain special class of strongly coupled hyperscaling violating QFTs in the presence of scalar deformations near the effective dynamical scale ( r F ) of the theory. In the language of the AdS/CFT duality, the scalar deformations of the above type could be thought of as being sourced due to some massless scalar excitation in the bulk which explicitly break the SO(2) rotational invariance along the spatial directions of the brane. As a consequence of these deformations, it turns out that when we probe such QFTs in terms of its non-local observable like, the entanglement entropy as well as the Wilson operator they indeed receive finite contributions near the effective dynamical scale ( r F ) of the theory.
Cosmography of f(R) - brane cosmology
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 ...
Asymptotically Lifshitz brane-world black holes
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Ranjbar, Arash, E-mail: a_ranjbar@sbu.ac.ir; Sepangi, Hamid Reza, E-mail: hr-sepangi@sbu.ac.ir; Shahidi, Shahab, E-mail: s_shahidi@sbu.ac.ir
2012-12-15
We study the gravity dual of a Lifshitz field theory in the context of a RSII brane-world scenario, taking into account the effects of the extra dimension through the contribution of the electric part of the Weyl tensor. We study the thermodynamical behavior of such asymptotically Lifshitz black holes. It is shown that the entropy imposes the critical exponent z to be bounded from above. This maximum value of z corresponds to a positive infinite entropy as long as the temperature is kept positive. The stability and phase transition for different spatial topologies are also discussed. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Studying the gravity dual of a Lifshitz field theory in the context of brane-world scenario. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Studying the thermodynamical behavior of asymptotically Lifshitz black holes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Showing that the entropy imposes the critical exponent z to be bounded from above. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Discussing the phase transition for different spatial topologies.
Supersymmetric solutions of supergravity from wrapped branes
Paredes, A
2004-01-01
We consider several solutions of supergravity with reduced supersymmetry which are related to wrapped branes, and elaborate on their geometrical and physical interpretation. The Killing spinors are computed for each configuration. In particular, all the known metrics on the conifold and all G_2 holonomy metrics with cohomogeneity one and S^3xS^3 principal orbits are constructed from D=8 gauged supergravity in a unified formalism. The addition of 4-form fluxes piercing the unwrapped directions is also considered. We also study the problem of finding kappa-symmetric D5-probes in the so-called Maldacena-Nunez model. Some of these solutions are related to the addition of flavor to the dual gauge theory. We match our results with some known features of N=1 SQCD with a small number of flavors and compute its meson mass spectrum. Moreover, the gravity solution dual to three dimensional N=1 gauge theory, solutions related to branes wrapping hyperbolic spaces, Spin(7) holonomy metrics and SO(4) twistings in D=7 gauged...
Decoupling limit and throat geometry of non-susy D3 brane
Nayek, Kuntal
2016-01-01
In a previous work, we have shown that, like BPS Dp branes, bulk gravity gets decoupled from the brane even for the non-susy Dp branes of type II string theories indicating a possible extension of AdS/CFT correspondence for the non-supersymmetric case. In that work, the decoupling of gravity on the non-susy Dp branes has been shown numerically for the general case as well as analytically for some special case. Here we discuss the decoupling limit and the throat geometry of the non-susy D3 brane when the charge associated with the brane is very large. We show that in the decoupling limit the throat geometry of the non-susy D3 brane, under appropriate coordinate change, reduces to the Constable-Myers solution and thus confirming that this solution is indeed the holographic dual of a (non-gravitational) gauge theory discussed there. We also show that when one of the parameters of the solution takes a specific value, it reduces, under another coordinate change, to the five-dimensional solution obtained by Csaki a...
D-Brane superstrings and new perspective of our world
Hashimoto, Koji
2012-01-01
Superstring theory is a promising theory which can potentially unify all the forces and the matters in particle physics. A new multi-dimensional object which is called "D-brane" was found. It drastically changed our perspective of a unified world. We may live on membrane-like hypersurfaces in higher dimensions ("braneworld scenario"), or we can create blackholes at particle accelarators, or the dynamics of quarks is shown to be equivalent to the higher dimensional gravity theory. All these scenarios are explained in this book with plain words but with little use of equations and with many figures. The book starts with a summary of long-standing problems in elementary particle physics and explains the D-branes and many applications of them. It ends with future roads for a unified ultimate theory of our world.
Topics on Strings, Branes and Calabi-Yau Compactifications
García-Compéan, H; Garcia-Compean, Hugo; Loaiza-Brito, Oscar
2000-01-01
Basics of some topics on perturbative and non-perturbative string theory are reviewed. After a mathematical survey of the Standard Model of particle physics and GUTs, the bosonic string kinematics for the free case and with interaction is described. The effective action of the bosonic string and the spectrum is also discussed. Five perturbative superstring theories and their spectra is briefly outlined. Calabi-Yau three-fold compactifications of heterotic strings and their relation to some four-dimensional physics are given. T-duality in closed and open strings are surveyed. D-brane definition is provided and some of their properties and applications to brane boxes configurations, in particular to the cube model are discussed. Finally, non-perturbative issues like S-duality, M-theory, F-theory and basics of their non-perturbative Calabi-Yau compactifications are considered.
Brane-world cosmological perturbations a covariant approach
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.
Gravitomagnetism in Brane-Worlds
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...
The violation of cosmic censorship in dynamical $p$-brane systems
Maeda, Kengo
2015-01-01
We study the cosmic censorship of dynamical $p$-brane in $D$-dimensional background. This is the generalization of the analysis in Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory, which was discussed by Horne & Horowitz [1]. We show that a timelike curvature singularity generically appears from an asymptotic region in the time evolution of the $p$-brane solution. Since we can set a regular and smooth initial data in a dynamical M5-brane system in eleven-dimensional supergravity, this implies a violation of cosmic censorship.
750 GeV Diphotons from a D3-brane
Heckman, Jonathan J
2015-01-01
Motivated by the recently reported diphoton excess at 750 GeV observed by both CMS and ATLAS, we study string-based particle physics models which can accommodate this signal. Quite remarkably, although Grand Unified Theories in F-theory tend to impose tight restrictions on candidate extra sectors, the case of a probe D3-brane near an E-type Yukawa point naturally leads to a class of strongly coupled models capable of accommodating the observed signature. In these models, the visible sector is realized by intersecting 7-branes, and the 750 GeV resonance is a scalar modulus associated with motion of the D3-brane in the direction transverse to the Standard Model 7-branes. Integrating out heavy 3-7 string messenger states leads to dimension five operators for gluon fusion production and diphoton decays. Due to the unified structure of interactions, these models also predict that there should be additional decay channels to ZZ and Z gamma. We also comment on models with distorted unification, where both the produc...
750 GeV diphotons from a D3-brane
Heckman, Jonathan J.
2016-05-01
Motivated by the recently reported diphoton excess at 750 GeV observed by both CMS and ATLAS, we study string-based particle physics models which can accommodate this signal. Quite remarkably, although Grand Unified Theories in F-theory tend to impose tight restrictions on candidate extra sectors, the case of a probe D3-brane near an E-type Yukawa point naturally leads to a class of strongly coupled models capable of accommodating the observed signature. In these models, the visible sector is realized by intersecting 7-branes, and the 750 GeV resonance is a scalar modulus associated with motion of the D3-brane in the direction transverse to the Standard Model 7-branes. Integrating out heavy 3-7 string messenger states leads to dimension five operators for gluon fusion production and diphoton decays. Due to the unified structure of interactions, these models also predict that there should be additional decay channels to ZZ and Zγ. We also comment on models with distorted unification, where both the production mechanism and decay channels can differ.
Mirror symmetry, toric branes and topological string amplitudes as polynomials
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The central theme of this thesis is the extension and application of mirror symmetry of topological string theory. The contribution of this work on the mathematical side is given by interpreting the calculated partition functions as generating functions for mathematical invariants which are extracted in various examples. Furthermore the extension of the variation of the vacuum bundle to include D-branes on compact geometries is studied. Based on previous work for non-compact geometries a system of differential equations is derived which allows to extend the mirror map to the deformation spaces of the D-Branes. Furthermore, these equations allow the computation of the full quantum corrected superpotentials which are induced by the D-branes. Based on the holomorphic anomaly equation, which describes the background dependence of topological string theory relating recursively loop amplitudes, this work generalizes a polynomial construction of the loop amplitudes, which was found for manifolds with a one dimensional space of deformations, to arbitrary target manifolds with arbitrary dimension of the deformation space. The polynomial generators are determined and it is proven that the higher loop amplitudes are polynomials of a certain degree in the generators. Furthermore, the polynomial construction is generalized to solve the extension of the holomorphic anomaly equation to D-branes without deformation space. This method is applied to calculate higher loop amplitudes in numerous examples and the mathematical invariants are extracted. (orig.)
750 GeV diphotons from a D3-brane
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Jonathan J. Heckman
2016-05-01
Full Text Available Motivated by the recently reported diphoton excess at 750 GeV observed by both CMS and ATLAS, we study string-based particle physics models which can accommodate this signal. Quite remarkably, although Grand Unified Theories in F-theory tend to impose tight restrictions on candidate extra sectors, the case of a probe D3-brane near an E-type Yukawa point naturally leads to a class of strongly coupled models capable of accommodating the observed signature. In these models, the visible sector is realized by intersecting 7-branes, and the 750 GeV resonance is a scalar modulus associated with motion of the D3-brane in the direction transverse to the Standard Model 7-branes. Integrating out heavy 3–7 string messenger states leads to dimension five operators for gluon fusion production and diphoton decays. Due to the unified structure of interactions, these models also predict that there should be additional decay channels to ZZ and Zγ. We also comment on models with distorted unification, where both the production mechanism and decay channels can differ.
Mirror symmetry, toric branes and topological string amplitudes as polynomials
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Alim, Murad
2009-07-13
The central theme of this thesis is the extension and application of mirror symmetry of topological string theory. The contribution of this work on the mathematical side is given by interpreting the calculated partition functions as generating functions for mathematical invariants which are extracted in various examples. Furthermore the extension of the variation of the vacuum bundle to include D-branes on compact geometries is studied. Based on previous work for non-compact geometries a system of differential equations is derived which allows to extend the mirror map to the deformation spaces of the D-Branes. Furthermore, these equations allow the computation of the full quantum corrected superpotentials which are induced by the D-branes. Based on the holomorphic anomaly equation, which describes the background dependence of topological string theory relating recursively loop amplitudes, this work generalizes a polynomial construction of the loop amplitudes, which was found for manifolds with a one dimensional space of deformations, to arbitrary target manifolds with arbitrary dimension of the deformation space. The polynomial generators are determined and it is proven that the higher loop amplitudes are polynomials of a certain degree in the generators. Furthermore, the polynomial construction is generalized to solve the extension of the holomorphic anomaly equation to D-branes without deformation space. This method is applied to calculate higher loop amplitudes in numerous examples and the mathematical invariants are extracted. (orig.)
On D-brane anti D-brane effective actions and their corrections to all orders in alpha-prime
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Hatefi, Ehsan, E-mail: ehatefi@ictp.it [International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Strada Costiera 11, Trieste (Italy)
2013-09-01
Based on a four point function, the S-matrix elements at disk level of the scattering amplitude of one closed string Ramond-Ramond field (C) and two tachyons and one scalar field, we find out new couplings in brane anti brane effective actions for p = n, p+2 = n cases. Using the infinite corrections of the vertex of one RR, one gauge and one scalar field and applying the correct expansion, it is investigated in detail how we produce the infinite gauge poles of the amplitude for p = n case. By discovering new higher derivative corrections of two tachyon-two scalar couplings in brane anti brane systems to all orders in α', we also obtain the infinite scalar poles in (t'+s'+u)-channel in field theory. Working with the complete form of the amplitude with the closed form of the expansion and comparing all the infinite contact terms of this amplitude, we derive several new Wess-Zumino couplings with all their infinite higher derivative corrections in the world volume of brane anti brane systems. In particular, in producing all the infinite scalar poles of < V{sub C}V{sub φ}V{sub T}V{sub T} > , one has to consider the fact that scalar's vertex operator in (-1)-picture must carry the internal σ{sub 3} Chan-Paton matrix. The symmetric trace effective action has a non-zero coupling between Dφ{sup (1)i} and Dφ{sup (2)}{sub i} while this coupling does not exist in ordinary trace effective action.
Spectrum in the presence of brane-localized mass on torus extra dimensions
Sakamura, Yutaka
2016-01-01
The lightest mass eigenvalue of a six-dimensional theory compactified on a torus is numerically evaluated in the presence of the brane-localized mass term. The dependence on the cutoff scale $\\Lambda$ is non-negligible even when $\\Lambda$ is two orders of magnitude above the compactification scale, which indicates that the mass eigenvalue is sensitive to the size of the brane, in contrast to five-dimensional theories. We obtain an approximate expression of the lightest mass in the thin brane limit, which well fits the numerical calculations, and clarifies its dependence on the torus moduli parameter $\\tau$. We found that the lightest mass is typically much lighter than the compactification scale by an order of magnitude even in the limit of a large brane mass.
Diffractions from the brane and GW150914
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.
Brane Tilings as On-shell Diagrams
Alhambra, Alvaro M
2014-01-01
A new way of computing scattering amplitudes in a certain very important QFT (N=4 SYM) has recently been developed, in which an algebraic structure called the positive Grassmannian plays a very important role. The mathematics of the positive Grassmannian involve, among other things, bipartite graphs, which also appear in the formulation of a certain class of conformal field theories that are currently being generalized into Bipartite Field Theories (BFT). The fact that the same structures appear in two such different realms of physics suggests a deeper connection between the two that is yet to be fully unveiled. Here we explore that potential connection by looking at the graphs of a certain class of BFTs, the brane tilings, in terms of the new mathematics developed for the computation of the amplitudes. This way we produce a set of data that will hopefully be useful in the development of that connection.
A note on (meta)stable brane configurations in MQCD
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Bena, Iosif [School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540 (United States); Hellerman, Simeon [School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540 (United States); Seiberg, Nathan [School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, NJ 08540 (United States); Gorbatov, Elie [Department of Physics, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 (United States); Shih, David [Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540 (United States)
2006-11-15
We examine the M-theory version of SQCD which is known as MQCD. In the IIA limit, this theory appears to have a supersymmetry-breaking brane configuration which corresponds to the meta-stable state of N = 1 SU(N{sub c}) SQCD. However, the behavior at infinity of this non-supersymmetric brane construction differs from that of the supersymmetric ground state of MQCD. We interpret this to mean that it is not a meta-stable state in MQCD, but rather a state in another theory. This provides a concrete example of the fact that, while MQCD accurately describes the supersymmetric features of SCQD, it fails to reproduce its non-supersymmetric features (such as meta-stable states) not only quantitatively but also qualitatively.
Rador, T
2005-01-01
We show that, in the context of dilaton gravity, a recently proposed democratic principle for intersection possibilities of branes winding around extra dimensions yield stabilization, even with the inclusion of momentum modes of the wrapped branes on top of the winding modes. The constraints for stabilization massaged by string theory inputs forces the number of observed dimensions to be three. We also discuss consequences of adding ordinary matter living in the observed dimensions.
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We show that, in the context of dilaton gravity, a recently proposed democratic principle for intersection possibilities of branes winding around extra dimensions yield stabilization, even with the inclusion of momentum modes of the wrapped branes on top of the winding modes. The constraints for stabilization massaged by string theory inputs forces the number of observed dimensions to be three. We also discuss consequences of adding ordinary matter living in the observed dimensions
The supergravity fields for a D-brane with a travelling wave from string amplitudes
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We calculate the supergravity fields sourced by a D-brane with a null travelling wave from disk amplitudes in type IIB string theory compactified on T4xS1. The amplitudes reproduce all the non-trivial features of the previously known two-charge supergravity solutions in the D-brane/momentum duality frame, providing a direct link between the microscopic bound states and their macroscopic descriptions.
The supergravity fields for a D-brane with a travelling wave from string amplitudes
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Black, William, E-mail: w.black@qmul.ac.u [Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Research in String Theory, Department of Physics, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom); Russo, Rodolfo, E-mail: r.russo@qmul.ac.u [Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Research in String Theory, Department of Physics, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom); Turton, David, E-mail: d.j.turton@qmul.ac.u [Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Research in String Theory, Department of Physics, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)
2010-11-08
We calculate the supergravity fields sourced by a D-brane with a null travelling wave from disk amplitudes in type IIB string theory compactified on T{sup 4}xS{sup 1}. The amplitudes reproduce all the non-trivial features of the previously known two-charge supergravity solutions in the D-brane/momentum duality frame, providing a direct link between the microscopic bound states and their macroscopic descriptions.
The supergravity fields for a D-brane with a travelling wave from string amplitudes
Black, William; Turton, David
2010-01-01
We calculate the supergravity fields sourced by a D-brane with a null travelling wave from disk amplitudes in type IIB string theory compactified on T^4 x S^1. The amplitudes reproduce the non-trivial features of the previously known two-charge supergravity solutions in the D-brane/momentum frame, providing a direct link between the microscopic bound states and their macroscopic descriptions.
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.
Z p charged branes in flux compactifications
Berasaluce-González, M.; Cámara, P. G.; Marchesano, F.; Uranga, A. M.
2013-04-01
We consider 4d string compactifications in the presence of fluxes, and classify particles, strings and domain walls arising from wrapped branes which have charges conserved modulo an integer p, and whose annihilation is catalized by fluxes, through the Freed-Witten anomaly or its dual versions. The Z p -valued strings and particles are associated to Z p discrete gauge symmetries, which we show are realized as discrete subgroups of 4d U(1) symmetries broken by their Chern-Simons couplings to the background fluxes. We also describe examples where the discrete gauge symmetry group is actually non-Abelian. The Z p -valued domain walls separate vacua which have different flux quanta, yet are actually equivalent by an integer shift of axion fields (or further string duality symmetries). We argue that certain examples are related by T-duality to the realization of discrete gauge symmetries and Z p charges from torsion (co)homology. At a formal level, the groups classifying these discrete charges should correspond to a generalization of K-theory in the presence of general fluxes (and including fundamental strings and NS5-branes).
Minimal D = 7 supergravity and the supersymmetry of Arnold-Beltrami flux branes
Fré, P.; Grassi, P. A.; Ravera, L.; Trigiante, M.
2016-06-01
In this paper we study some properties of the newly found Arnold-Beltrami flux-brane solutions to the minimal D = 7 supergravity. To this end we first single out the appropriate Free Differential Algebra containing both a gauge 3-form B [3] and a gauge 2-form B [2]: then we present the complete rheonomic parametrization of all the generalized curvatures. This allows us to identify two-brane configurations with Arnold-Beltrami fluxes in the transverse space with exact solutions of supergravity and to analyze the Killing spinor equation in their background. We find that there is no preserved supersymmetry if there are no additional translational Killing vectors. Guided by this principle we explicitly construct Arnold-Beltrami flux two-branes that preserve 0, 1/8 and 1/4 of the original supersymmetry. Two-branes without fluxes are instead BPS states and preserve 1/2 supersymmetry. For each two-brane solution we carefully study its discrete symmetry that is always given by some appropriate crystallographic group Γ. Such symmetry groups Γ are transmitted to the D = 3 gauge theories on the brane world-volume that would occur in the gauge/gravity correspondence. Furthermore we illustrate the intriguing relation between gauge fluxes in two-brane solutions and hyperinstantons in D = 4 topological sigma-models.
N=(4,4) Gauged Linear Sigma Models for Defect Five-branes
Kimura, Tetsuji
2015-01-01
We study two-dimensional ${\\cal N}=(4,4)$ gauged linear sigma model (GLSM). Its low energy effective theory is a nonlinear sigma model whose target space gives rise to a configuration of five-branes in string theory. In this article we focus on sigma models for NS5-branes, KK5-branes and an exotic $5^2_2$-brane. In particular, we carefully analyze the GLSM for an exotic $5^2_2$-brane whose background configuration is multi-valued. The exotic $5^2_2$-brane is a concrete example of nongeometric configuration in string theory. We find that the exotic feature originates from the string winding coordinate in a very clear way. In order to complete this analysis, we propose a duality transformation formula which converts an ${\\cal N}=(2,2)$ chiral superfield in F-term to a twisted chiral superfield coupled to an unconstrained complex superfield. This article is a short review based on arXiv:1304.4061 in collaboration with Shin Sasaki.
Self-accelerated brane Universe with warped extra dimension
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...
Brane Localization and Stabilization via the Casimir Effect
Jacobs, David M; Tolley, Andrew J
2012-01-01
Extra-dimensional scenarios have become widespread among particle and gravitational theories of physics to address several outstanding problems, including the dark energy or weak hierarchy problems. In general, the topology and geometry of the full spacetime manifold will be non-trivial, even if our ordinary dimensions have the topology of their covering space. Most compact manifolds are inhomogeneous, even if they admit a homogeneous geometry, and it will be physically relevant where in the extra-dimensions one is located. In this letter, we explore the use of the Casimir effect in a braneworld scenario as a dynamical mechanism to determine and stabilize the location of a single brane. This is possible because the zero point energy in bulk quantum fields that satisfy particular brane boundary conditions depends on the brane location. Thus, there is a position-dependent force on the brane. Here we consider the 2-dimensional horn as a toy model of the extra dimensions and calculate the Casimir energy for a bul...
Meson Strings and Flavor Branes
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...
6-dimensional brane world model
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Kanti, Panagiota; Madden, Richard; Olive, Keith A.
2001-08-15
We consider a 6-dimensional spacetime which is periodic in one of the extra dimensions and compact in the other. The periodic direction is defined by two 4-brane boundaries. Both static and nonstatic exact solutions, in which the internal spacetime has a constant radius of curvature, are derived. In the case of static solutions, the brane tensions must be tuned as in the 5-dimensional Randall-Sundrum model; however, no additional fine-tuning is necessary between the brane tensions and the bulk cosmological constant. By further relaxing the sole fine-tuning of the model, we derive nonstatic solutions, describing de Sitter or anti--de Sitter 4-dimensional spacetimes, that allow for the fixing of the interbrane distance and the accommodation of pairs of positive--negative and positive--positive tension branes. Finally, we consider the stability of the radion field in these configurations by employing small, time-dependent perturbations around the background solutions. In analogy with results drawn in five dimensions, the solutions describing a de Sitter 4-dimensional spacetime turn out to be unstable while those describing an anti--de Sitter geometry are shown to be stable.
Meta-Stable Brane Configuration and Gauged Flavor Symmetry
Ahn, C
2007-01-01
Starting from an N=1 supersymmetric electric gauge theory with the gauge group Sp(N_c) x SO(2N_c') with fundamentals for the first gauge group factor and a bifundamental, we apply Seiberg dual to the symplectic gauge group only and arrive at the N=1 supersymmetric dual magnetic gauge theory with dual matters including the gauge singlets and superpotential. By analyzing the F-term equations of the dual magnetic superpotential, we describe the intersecting brane configuration of type IIA string theory corresponding to the meta-stable nonsupersymmetric vacua of this gauge theory.
Noncommutative $D_3$-brane, Black Holes and Attractor Mechanism
Kar, Supriya; Majumdar, Sumit
2006-01-01
We revisit the 4D generalized black hole geometries, obtained by us [1], with a renewed interest, to unfold some aspects of effective gravity in a noncommutative D3-brane formalism. In particular, we argue for the existence of extra dimensions in the gravity decoupling limit in the theory. We show that the theory is rather described by an ordinary geometry and is governed by an effective string theory in 5D. The extremal black hole geometry $AdS_5$ obtained in effective string theory is shown...
Supergravity from D0-brane Quantum Mechanics
Berkowitz, Evan; Hanada, Masanori; Ishiki, Goro; Shimasaki, Shinji; Vranas, Pavlos
2016-01-01
The gauge/gravity duality conjecture claims the equivalence between gauge theory and superstring/M-theory. In particular, the one-dimensional gauge theory of D0-branes and type IIA string theory should agree on properties of hot black holes. Type IIA superstring theory predicts the leading $N^2$ behavior of the black hole internal energy to be $E/N^2=a_0T^{14/5}+ a_1T^{23/5}+a_2T^{29/5}+\\cdots$ with the supergravity prediction $a_0=7.41$ and unknown coefficients $a_1$, $a_2$, $\\ldots$ associated with stringy corrections. In order to test this duality we perform a lattice study of the gauge theory and extract a continuum, large-$N$ value of $a_0=7.4\\pm 0.5$---the first direct confirmation of the supergravity prediction at finite temperature---and constrain the stringy corrections ($a_1=-9.7\\pm2.2$ and $a_2=5.6\\pm1.8$). We also study the sub-leading $1/N^2$ corrections to the internal energy.
D branes in background fluxes and Nielsen-Olesen instabilities
Russo, Jorge G
2016-01-01
In quantum field theory, charged particles with spin $\\geq 1$ may become tachyonic in the present of magnetic fluxes above some critical field, signaling an instability of the vacuum. The phenomenon is generic, in particular, similar instabilities are known to exist in open and closed string theory, where a spinning string state can become tachyonic above a critical field. In compactifications involving RR fluxes $F_{p+2}$, the quantum states which could become tachyonic by the same Nielsen-Olesen mechanism are Dp branes. By constructing an appropriate background with RR magnetic flux that takes into account back-reaction, we identify the possible tachyonic Dp brane states and compute the formula for the energy spectrum in a sector. More generally, we argue that in any background RR magnetic flux, there are high spin Dp quantum states which become very light at critical fields.
D branes in background fluxes and Nielsen-Olesen instabilities
Russo, Jorge G.
2016-06-01
In quantum field theory, charged particles with spin ≥ 1 may become tachyonic in the present of magnetic fluxes above some critical field, signaling an instability of the vacuum. The phenomenon is generic, in particular, similar instabilities are known to exist in open and closed string theory, where a spinning string state can become tachyonic above a critical field. In compactifications involving RR fluxes F p+2, the quantum states which could become tachyonic by the same Nielsen-Olesen mechanism are D p branes. By constructing an appropriate background with RR magnetic flux that takes into account back-reaction, we identify the possible tachyonic D p brane states and compute the formula for the energy spectrum in a sector. More generally, we argue that in any background RR magnetic flux, there are high spin D p quantum states which become very light at critical fields.
The twelve dimensional super (2+2)-brane
Hewson, S F
1996-01-01
We discuss supersymmetry in twelve dimensions and present a covariant supersymmetric action for a brane with worldsheet signature (2,2), called a super (2+2)-brane, propagating in the osp(64,12) superspace. This superspace is explicitly constructed, and is trivial in the sense that the spinorial part is a trivial bundle over spacetime, unlike the twisted superspace of usual Poincare supersymmetry. For consistency, it is necessary to take a projection of the superspace. This is the same as the projection required for worldvolume supersymmetry. Upon compactification of this superspace, a torsion is naturally introduced and we produce the membrane and type IIB string actions in 11 and 10 dimensional Minkowski spacetimes. In addition, the compactification of the twelve dimensional supersymmetry algebra produces the correct algebras for these theories, including central charges. These considerations thus give the type IIB string and M-theory a single twelve dimensional origin.
Stringy Instantons and Quiver Gauge Theories
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Florea, Bogdan; Kachru, Shamit; McGreevy, John; Saulina, Natalia
2006-10-24
We explore contributions to the 4D effective superpotential which arise from Euclidean D3 branes (''instantons'') that intersect space-filling D-branes. These effects can perturb the effective field theory on the space-filling branes by nontrivial operators composed of charged matter fields, changing the vacuum structure in a qualitative way in some examples. Our considerations are exemplified throughout by a careful study of a fractional brane configuration on a del Pezzo surface.
The Goldstino Brane, the Constrained Superfields and Matter in N=1 Supergravity
Bandos, Igor; Kuzenko, Sergei M; Martucci, Luca; Sorokin, Dmitri
2016-01-01
We show that different (brane and constrained superfield) descriptions for the Volkov-Akulov goldstino coupled to N=1, D=4 supergravity with matter produce similar wide classes of models with spontaneously broken local supersymmetry and discuss the relation between the different formulations. As with the formulations with irreducible constrained superfields, the geometric goldstino brane approach has the advantage of being manifestly off-shell supersymmetric without the need to introduce auxiliary fields. It provides an explicit solution of the nilpotent superfield constraints and avoids issues with non-Gaussian integration of auxiliary fields. We describe general couplings of the supersymmetry breaking sector, including the goldstino and other non-supersymmetric matter, to supergravity and matter supermultiplets. Among various examples, we discuss a goldstino brane contribution to the gravitino mass term and the supersymmetrization of the anti-D3-brane contribution to the effective theory of type IIB warped ...
Multidimensional Cosmological and Spherically Symmetric Solutions with Intersecting p-branes
Ivashchuk, V D
1999-01-01
Multidimensional model describing the cosmological evolution and/or spherically symmetric configuration with n+1 Einstein spaces in the theory with several scalar fields and forms is considered. When electro-magnetic composite p-brane ansatz is adopted, n "internal" spaces are Ricci-flat, one space M_0 has a non-zero curvature, and all p-branes do not "live" in M_0, a class of exact solutions is obtained if certain block-orthogonality relations on p-brane vectors are imposed. A subclass of spherically-symmetric solutions containing non-extremal p-brane black holes is considered. Post-Newtonian parameters are calculated and some examples are considered.
Static configurations and evolution of higher dimensional brane-dilaton black hole system
Nakonieczna, Anna; Moderski, Rafał; Rogatko, Marek
2016-01-01
Static configurations and a dynamical evolution of the system composed of a higher-dimensional spherically symmetric dilaton black hole and the Dirac-Goto-Nambu brane were investigated. The studies were conducted for three values of the dilaton coupling constant, describing the uncoupled case, the low-energy limit of the string theory and dimensionally reduced Klein-Kaluza theories. When the black hole is nonextremal, two types of static configurations are observed, a brane which intersects the black hole horizon and a brane not having any common points with the accompanying black hole. As the number of spacetime dimensions increases, the brane bend in the vicinity of the black hole disappears closer to its horizon. Dynamical evolution of the system results in an expulsion of the black hole from the brane. It proceeds faster for bigger values of the bulk spacetime dimension and thicker branes. The value of the dilatonic coupling constant does not influence neither the static configurations nor the dynamical b...
Nonassociative Star Product Deformations for D-Brane World-Volumes in Curved Backgrounds
Cornalba, Lorenzo; Schiappa, Ricardo
We investigate the deformation of D-brane world-volumes in curved backgrounds. We calculate the leading corrections to the boundary conformal field theory involving the background fields, and in particular we study the correlation functions of the resulting system. This allows us to obtain the world-volume deformation, identifying the open string metric and the noncommutative deformation parameter. The picture that unfolds is the following: when the gauge invariant combination ω=B+F is constant one obtains the standard Moyal deformation of the brane world-volume. Similarly, when dω= 0 one obtains the noncommutative Kontsevich deformation, physically corresponding to a curved brane in a flat background. When the background is curved, H=dω≠ 0, we find that the relevant algebraic structure is still based on the Kontsevich expansion, which now defines a nonassociative star product with an A∞ homotopy associative algebraic structure. We then recover, within this formalism, some known results of Matrix theory in curved backgrounds. In particular, we show how the effective action obtained in this framework describes, as expected, the dielectric effect of D-branes. The polarized branes are interpreted as a soliton, associated to the condensation of the brane gauge field.
Nonassociative star product deformations for D-Brane world-volumes in curved backgrounds
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Cornalba, L. [Lab. de Physique Theorique, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (France); Schiappa, R. [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Physics
2002-01-01
We investigate the deformation of D-brane world-volumes in curved backgrounds. We calculate the leading corrections to the boundary conformal field theory involving the background fields, and in particular we study the correlation functions of the resulting system. This allows us to obtain the world-volume deformation, identifying the open string metric and the noncommutative deformation parameter. The picture that unfolds is the following: when the gauge invariant combination {omega}=B+F is constant one obtains the standard Moyal deformation of the brane world-volume. Similarly, when d{omega}=0 one obtains the noncommutative Kontsevich deformation, physically corresponding to a curved brane in a flat background. When the background is curved, H=d{omega}{ne}0, we find that the relevant algebraic structure is still based on the Kontsevich expansion, which now defines a nonassociative star product with an A{sub {infinity}} homotopy associative algebraic structure. We then recover, within this formalism, some known results of Matrix theory in curved backgrounds. In particular, we show how the effective action obtained in this framework describes, as expected, the dielectric effect of D-branes. The polarized branes are interpreted as a soliton, associated to the condensation of the brane gauge field. (orig.)
Accelerating universe in $f({\\cal R})$ brane gravity
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.
Superconformal M2-branes and generalized Jordan triple systems
NILSSON, B.; Palmkvist, J.
2008-01-01
Three-dimensional conformal theories with six supersymmetries and SU(4) R-symmetry describing stacks of M2-branes are here proposed to be related to generalized Jordan triple systems. Writing the four-index structure constants in an appropriate form, the Chern-Simons part of the action immediately suggests a connection to such triple systems. In contrast to the previously considered three-algebras, the additional structure of a generalized Jordan triple system is associated to a graded Lie al...
Generalized virial theorem in warped DGP brane-world
Heydari-Fard, Malihe; Heydari-Fard, Mohaddese
2012-01-01
We generalize the virial theorem to the warped DGP brane world scenario and consider its implications on the virail mass. In this theory the four dimensional scalar curvature term is included in the bulk action and the resulting four dimensional effective Einstein equation is augmented with extra terms which can be interpreted as geometrical mass, contributing to the gravitational energy. Estimating the geometrical mass using the observational data, we show that these geometric terms may acco...
Penrose Limits of Branes and Marginal Intersecting Branes
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.
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
Gauge field localization on brane worlds
Guerrero, Rommel; Pantoja, Nelson; Rodriguez, R Omar
2009-01-01
We consider the effects of spacetime curvature and brane thickness on the localization of gauge fields on a brane via kinetic terms induced by localized fermions. We find that in a warped geometry with and infinitely thin brane, both the infrared and the ultraviolet behavior of the electromagnetic propagator are affected, providing a more stringent bound on the brane's tension than that coming from the requirement of four-dimensional gravity on the brane. On the other hand, for a thick wall in a flat spacetime, where the fermions are localized by means of a Yukawa coupling, we find that 4-dimensional electromagnetism is recovered in a region bounded from above by the same critical distance appearing in the thin case, but also from below by a new scale related to the brane's thickness and the electromagnetic couplings.
Supersymmetry and Wrapped Branes in Microstate Geometries
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.
Brane collisions in anti-de Sitter space
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.
Hyper-K\\"{a}hler with Torsion, T-duality, and Defect (p,q) Five-branes
Kimura, Tetsuji; Yata, Masaya
2014-01-01
We investigate the five-branes interpretation of a hyper-K\\"{a}hler geometry with torsion (HKT). This geometry is obtained by a conformal transformation of the Taub-NUT space which represents a single Kaluza-Klein five-brane. This HKT would represent an NS5-brane on the Taub-NUT space. In order to explore the HKT further, we compactify one transverse direction, and study the $O(2,2;{\\mathbb Z}) = SL(2,{\\mathbb Z}) \\times SL(2,{\\mathbb Z})$ monodromy structure associated with two-torus. Performing the conjugate transformation, we obtain a new solution whose physical interpretation is the defect $(p,q)$ five-branes on the ALG space. Throughout this analysis, we understand that the HKT represents the coexistent state of two kinds of five-branes. This situation is different from composite states such as $(p,q)$ five-branes or $(p,q)$ seven-branes in type IIB theory. We also study the T-dualized system of the HKT. We again find a new solution which also indicates the defect $(p,q)$ five-branes on another ALG space...
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.
Consistent Linearized Gravity in Brane Backgrounds
Aref'eva, I Ya; Mück, W; Viswanathan, K S; Volovich, I V
2000-01-01
A globally consistent treatment of linearized gravity in the Randall-Sundrum background with matter on the brane is formulated. Using a novel gauge, in which the transverse components of the metric are non-vanishing, the brane is kept straight. We analyze the gauge symmetries and identify the physical degrees of freedom of gravity. Our results underline the necessity for non-gravitational confinement of matter to the brane.
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.)
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.)
An Index for the Dirac Operator on D3 Brane withBackground Fluxes
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Bergshoeff, Eric; /Groningen U.; Kallosh, Renata; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Kyoto U., Yukawa Inst., Kyoto; Kashani-Poor, Amir-Kian; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC; Sorokin, Dmitri; /INFN, Padua /Padua U.; Tomasiello, Alessandro; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.
2005-08-03
We study the problem of instanton generated superpotentials in Calabi-Yau orientifold compactifications directly in type IIB string theory. To this end, we derive the Dirac equation on a Euclidean D3 brane in the presence of background fluxes. We propose an index which governs whether the generation of a superpotential in the effective 4d theory by D3 brane instantons is possible. Applying the formalism to various classes of examples, including the K3 x T{sup 2}/Z{sub 2} orientifold, in the absence and presence of fluxes, we show that our results are consistent with conclusions attainable via duality from an M-theory analysis.
Medved, A J M
2002-01-01
The so-called ``brick-wall model'' is a semi-classical 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 work invoked a simplifying assumption (which we avoid) that can not be adequately justified.
Branes constrictions with White Dwarfs
Garcia-Aspeitia, Miguel A
2015-01-01
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 its stability and compactness, in order to show whether it is possible to be close to the conventional wisdom of white dwarfs dynamics. Our results predicts an average value of brane tension as: $\\langle\\lambda\\rangle\\gtrsim84.818\\;\\rm MeV^4$, with a standard deviation $\\sigma\\simeq82.021\\;\\rm MeV^4$ which comes from a sample of dwarf stars, being weaker than other astrophysical observations but remaining above of cosmological results provided by nucleosynthesis among others.
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Medved, A J M [Department of Physics and Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada)
2002-01-21
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.
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.
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.)
Baldness/delocalization in intersecting brane systems
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.
Klebanov, Igor R
2009-01-01
These notes provide a brief introduction to the ABJM theory, the level k U(N) x U(N) superconformal Chern-Simons matter theory which has been conjectured to describe N coincident M2-branes. We discuss its dual formulation in terms of M-theory on AdS_4 x S^7/Z_k and review some of the evidence in favor of the conjecture. We end with a brief discussion of the important role played by the monopole operators.
Marginal fluctuations as instantons on M2/D2-branes
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Naghdi, M. [University of Ilam, Department of Physics, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Ilam (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
2014-03-15
We introduce some (anti-) M/D-branes through turning on the corresponding field strengths of the 11- and 10-dimensional supergravity theories over AdS{sub 4} x M{sup 7} {sup vertical} {sup stroke} {sup 6} spaces, where we use S{sup 7}/Z{sub k} and CP{sup 3} for the internal spaces. Indeed, when we add M2/D2-branes on the same directions with the near horizon branes of the Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis- Maldacena model, all symmetries and supersymmetries are preserved trivially. In this case, we obtain a localized object just in the horizon. This normalizable bulk massless scalar mode is a singlet of SO(8) and SU(4) x U(1), and it agrees with a marginal boundary operator of the conformal dimension of Δ{sub +} = 3. However, after performing a special conformal transformation, we see that the solution is localized in the Euclideanized AdS{sub 4} space and is attributable to the included anti-M2/D2-branes, which are also necessary to ensure that there is no back-reaction. The resultant theory now breaks all N = 8, 6 supersymmetries to N = 0, while the other symmetries are so preserved. The dual boundary operator is then set up from the skew-whiffing of the representations 8s and 8v for the supercharges and scalars, respectively, while the fermions remain fixed in 8c of the original theory. Besides, we also address another alternate bulk to boundary matching procedure through turning on one of the gauge fields of the full U(N){sub k} x U(N){sub -k} gauge group along the same lines with a similar situation to the one faced in the AdS{sub 5}/CFT{sub 4} correspondence. The latter approach covers the difficulty already faced with in the bulk-boundary matching procedure for k = 1, 2 as well. (orig.)
Vacuum polarization on the brane
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.
Vacuum polarization on the brane
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.
Hebecker, Arthur; Witkowski, Lukas T
2014-01-01
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 Kahler 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. On the one hand, in the large complex structure regime they 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-...
Radion and moduli stabilization from induced brane actions in higher-dimensional brane worlds
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 ...
Radiative symmetry breaking on D-branes at non-supersymmetric singularities
Kitazawa, Noriaki
2006-10-01
The possibility of radiative gauge symmetry breaking on D3-branes at non-supersymmetric orbifold singularities is examined. As an example, a simple model of D3-branes at non-supersymmetric C/Z singularity with some D7-branes for the cancellations of RR tadpoles in twisted sectors is analyzed in detail. We find that there are no tachyon modes in twisted sectors, and NS-NS tadpoles in twisted sectors are canceled out, though uncanceled tadpoles and tachyon modes exist in untwisted sectors. This means that this singularity background is a stable solution of string theory at tree level, though some specific compactification of six-dimensional space should be considered for a consistent untwisted sector. On D3-brane three massless "Higgs doublet fields" and three family "up-type quarks" are realized at tree level. Other fermion fields, "down-type quarks" and "leptons", can be realized as massless modes of the open strings stretching between D3-branes and D7-branes. The Higgs doublet fields have Yukawa couplings with up-type quarks, and they also have self-couplings which give a scalar potential without flat directions. Since there is no supersymmetry, the radiative corrections may naturally develop negative Higgs mass squared and "electroweak symmetry breaking". We explicitly calculate the open string one-loop correction to the Higgs mass squared from twisted sectors, and find that the negative value is indeed realized in this specific model.
Radiative Symmetry Breaking on D-branes at Non-supersymmetric Singularities
Kitazawa, N
2006-01-01
The possibility of radiative gauge symmetry breaking on D3-branes at non-supersymmetric orbifold singularities is examined. As an example, a simple model of D3-branes at non-supersymmetric C^3/Z_6 singularity with some D7-branes for the cancellations of R-R tadpoles in twisted sectors is analyzed in detail. We find that there are no tachyon modes in twisted sectors, and NS-NS tadpoles in twisted sectors are canceled out, though uncanceled tadpoles and tachyon modes exist in untwisted sectors. This means that this singularity background is a stable solution of string theory at tree level, though some specific compactification of six-dimensional space should be considered for a consistent untwisted sector. On D3-brane three massless "Higgs doublet fields" and three family "up-type quarks" are realized at tree level. Other fermion fields, "down-type quarks" and "leptons", can be realized as massless modes of the open strings stretching between D3-branes and D7-branes. The Higgs doublet fields have Yukawa couplin...
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.
Black brane entropy and hydrodynamics: The boost-invariant case
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The framework of slowly evolving horizons is generalized to the case of black branes in asymptotically anti-de Sitter spaces in arbitrary dimensions. The results are used to analyze the behavior of both event and apparent horizons in the gravity dual to boost-invariant flow. These considerations are motivated by the fact that at second order in the gradient expansion the hydrodynamic entropy current in the dual Yang-Mills theory appears to contain an ambiguity. This ambiguity, in the case of boost-invariant flow, is linked with a similar freedom on the gravity side. This leads to a phenomenological definition of the entropy of black branes. Some insights on fluid/gravity duality and the definition of entropy in a time-dependent setting are elucidated.
Romans-mass-driven flows on the D2-brane
Guarino, Adolfo; Varela, Oscar
2016-01-01
The addition of supersymmetric Chern-Simons terms to ${\\cal N}=8$ super-Yang-Mills theory in three-dimensions is expected to make the latter flow into infrared superconformal phases. We address this problem holographically by studying the effect of the Romans mass on the D2-brane near-horizon geometry. Working in a consistent, effective four-dimensional setting provided by $D=4$ ${\\cal N}=8$ supergravity with a dyonic $\\textrm{ISO(7)}$ gauging, we verify the existence of a rich web of supersymmetric domain walls triggered by the Romans mass that interpolate between the (four-dimensional description of the) D2-brane and various superconformal phases. We also construct domain walls for which both endpoints are superconformal. While most of our results are numerical, we provide analytic results for the $\\textrm{SU}(3)\\times \\textrm{U}(1)$-invariant flow into an ${\\cal N}=2$ conformal phase recently discovered.
D-Branes on Vanishing del Pezzo Surfaces
Aspinwall, P S; Aspinwall, Paul S.; Melnikov, Ilarion V.
2004-01-01
We analyze in detail the case of a marginally stable D-Brane on a collapsed del Pezzo surface in a Calabi-Yau threefold using the derived category of quiver representations and the idea of aligned gradings. We show how the derived category approach to D-branes provides a straight-forward and rigorous construction of quiver gauge theories associated to such singularities. Our method shows that a procedure involving exceptional collections used elsewhere in the literature is only valid if some tachyon-inducing Ext3 groups are zero. We then analyze in generality a large class of Seiberg dualities which arise from tilting equivalences. It follows that some (but not all) mutations of exceptional collections induce Seiberg duality in this context. The same tilting equivalence can also be used to remove unwanted Ext3 groups and convert an unphysical quiver into a physical one.
P-brane black holes for general intersections
Ivashchuk, V D
1999-01-01
Black hole generalized p-brane solutions for a wide class of intersectionrules are presented. The solutions are defined on a manifold that contains aproduct of n - 1 Ricci-flat ``internal'' spaces. They are defined up to modulifunctions H_s = H_s(R) obeying a non-linear differential equations (equivalentto Toda-type equations) with certain boundary conditions imposed. Usingconjecture on polynomial structure of H_s for intersections related to Liealgebras, new A_2-dyon solutions are obtained. Two examples of these A_2-dyonsolutions, i.e. dyon in D = 11 supergravity with M2 and M5 branes intersectingat a point and dyon in Kaluza-Klein theory, are considered.
Reheating the D-brane universe via instant preheating
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We investigate a possibility of reheating in a scenario of D-brane inflation in a warped deformed conifold background which includes perturbative corrections to throat geometry sourced by a chiral operator of dimension 3/2 in the conformal field theory. The effective D-brane potential, in this case, belongs to the class of nonoscillatory models of inflation for which the conventional reheating mechanism does not work. We find that gravitational particle production is inefficient and leads to reheating temperature of the order of 108 GeV. We show that instant preheating is quite suitable to the present scenario and can easily reheat the universe to a temperature which is higher by about 3 orders of magnitude than its counterpart associated with gravitational particle production. The reheating temperature is shown to be insensitive to a particular choice of inflationary parameters suitable to observations.
The Standard Model from stable intersecting brane world orbifolds
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Blumenhagen, Ralph E-mail: blumenha@physik.hu-berlin.de; Koers, Boris E-mail: koers@physik.hu-berlin.de; Luest, Dieter E-mail: luest@physik.hu-berlin.de; Ott, Tassilo E-mail: ott@physik.hu-berlin.de
2001-11-19
We analyze the perturbative stability of non-supersymmetric intersecting brane world models on tori. Besides the dilaton tadpole, a dynamical instability in the complex structure moduli space occurs at string disc level, which drives the background geometry to a degenerate limit. We show that in certain orbifold models this latter instability is absent as the relevant moduli are frozen. We construct explicit examples of such orbifold intersecting brane world models and discuss the phenomenological implications of a three generation Standard Model which descends naturally from an SU(5) GUT theory. It turns out that various phenomenological issues require the string scale to be at least of the order of the GUT scale. As a major difference compared to the Standard Model, some of the Yukawa couplings are excluded so that the standard electroweak Higgs mechanism with a fundamental Higgs scalar is not realized in this set-up.
Cosmology from quantum potential in a system of oscillating branes
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...
Noncommutative brane-world (Anti) de Sitter vacua and extra dimensions
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We investigate a curved brane-world, inspired by a noncommutative D3-brane, in a type IIB string theory. We obtain, an axially symmetric and a spherically symmetric (anti) de Sitter black holes in 4D. The event horizons of these black holes possess a constant curvature and may be seen to be governed by different topologies. The extremal geometries are explored, using the noncommutative scaling in the theory, to reassure the attractor behavior at the black hole event horizon. The emerging two dimensional, semi-classical, black hole is analyzed to provide evidence for the extra dimensions in a curved brane-world. It is argued that the gauge nonlinearity in the theory may be redefined by a potential in a moduli space. As a result, D = 11 and D = 12 dimensional geometries may be obtained at the stable extrema of the potential
Dolan, Brian P
2014-01-01
When the cosmological constant is considered to be a thermodynamical variable in black hole thermodynamics, analogous to a pressure, its conjugate variable can be thought of as a thermodynamic volume for the black hole. In the AdS/CFT correspondence this interpretation cannot be applied to the CFT on the boundary but, from the point of view of the boundary $SU(N)$ gauge theory, varying the cosmological constant in the bulk is equivalent to varying the number of colors in the gauge theory. This interpretation is examined in the case of $AdS_5\\times S^5$, for ${\\cal N}=4$ SUSY Yang-Mills at large $N$, and the variable thermodynamically conjugate to $N$, a chemical potential for color, is determined. It is shown that the chemical potential in the high temperature phase of the Yang-Mills theory is negative and decreases as temperature increases, as expected. For spherical black holes in the bulk the chemical potential approaches zero as the temperature is lowered below the Hawking-Page temperature and changes sig...
Brane Configurations for Nonsupersymmetric Meta-Stable Vacua in SQCD with Adjoint Matter
Ahn, C
2006-01-01
We present the configurations of intersecting branes in type IIA string theory corresponding to the meta-stable supersymmetry breaking vacua(hep-th/0608063) in the four-dimensional N}=1 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory coupled massive flavors with adjoint matter where the superpotential has three deformed terms.
D-branes at del Pezzo singularities: global embedding and moduli stabilisation
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.
Integrability of D1-brane on Group Manifold with Mixed Three Form Flux
Kluson, J
2015-01-01
We consider D1-brane as a natural probe of the group manifold with mixed three form fluxes. We determine Lax connection for given theory. Then we switch to the canonical analysis and calculate the Poisson brackets between spatial components of Lax connections and we argue for integrability of given theory.
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)
On-brane data for braneworld stars
Visser, M; Visser, Matt; Wiltshire, David L.
2003-01-01
Stellar structure in braneworlds is rather different from that in ordinary general relativity. We completely solve the ``on brane'' 4-dimensional Gauss--Codazzi equations for an arbitrary static spherically symmetric star in a Randall-Sundrum type II braneworld. We then indicate how this on-brane boundary data can be propagated into the bulk to determine the 5-dimensional spacetime geometry.
Brane Stabilization and Regionality of Extra Dimensions
Jacobs, David M; Tolley, Andrew J
2012-01-01
Extra dimensions are a common feature of beyond the Standard Model physics. In a braneworld scenario, local physics on the brane can depend strongly on the brane's location within the bulk. Generically, the relevant properties of the bulk manifold for the physics on/of the brane are neither local nor global, but depend on the structure of finite regions of the bulk, even for locally homogeneous and isotropic bulk geometries. In a recent work, various mechanisms (in a braneworld context) were considered to stabilize the location of a brane within bulk spaces of non-trivial topology. In this work we elaborate on and generalize that work by considering additional bulk and brane dimensionalities as well as different boundary conditions on the bulk scalar field that provides a Casimir force on the brane, providing further insight on this effect. In D=2+1 (D=5+1) we consider both local and global contributions to the effective potential of a 1-brane (4-brane) wrapped around both the 2-dimensional hyperbolic horn an...
D-brane recoil and logarithmic operators
Kogan, I I; Wheater, John F; Kogan, Ian I; Mavromatos, Nick E; Wheater, John F
1996-01-01
We construct the pair of logarithmic operators associated with the recoil of a D-brane. This construction establishes a connection between a translation in time and a world-sheet rescaling. The problem of measuring the centre of mass coordinate of the D-brane is considered and the relation between the string uncertainty principle and the logarithmic operators is discussed.
Universal hydrodynamics of non-conformal branes
I. Kanitscheider; K. Skenderis
2009-01-01
We examine the hydrodynamic limit of non-conformal branes using the recently developed precise holographic dictionary. We first streamline the discussion of holography for backgrounds that asymptote locally to non-conformal brane solutions by showing that all such solutions can be obtained from high
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)
Thick brane solitons breaking $Z_2$ symmetry
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.
Holographic Cosmic Quintessence on Dilatonic Brane World
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.
Configurational entropy in brane-world models
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Correa, R.A.C. [CCNH, Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo Andre, SP (Brazil); Rocha, Roldao da [CMCC, Universidade Federal do ABC, Santo Andre, SP (Brazil); International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste (Italy)
2015-11-15
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.)
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.
Wavefunctions on magnetized branes in the conifold
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.
Configurational entropy in brane-world models
Correa, R. A. C.; da Rocha, Roldão
2015-11-01
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.
NS5 Brane and Little String Duality in the pp-wave Limit
Matlock, P; Viswanathan, K S; Yang, Y
2003-01-01
We study NSR strings in the Nappi-Witten background, which is the Penrose limit of a certain NS5-brane supergravity solution. We solve the theory in the light-cone gauge, obtaining the spectrum, which is space-time supersymmetric. In light of the LST/NS5-brane duality, this spectrum should be in correspondence with the states of little string theory in the appropriate limit. A semiclassical analysis verifies that the relationship between energy and angular momentum, after a field redefinition, matches that found for a flat background.
Noncommutative brane-world, (Anti) de Sitter vacua and extra dimensions
Kar, Supriya
2006-01-01
We investigate a curved brane-world, inspired by a noncommutative D3-brane, in a type IIB string theory. We obtain, an axially symmetric and a spherically symmetric, (anti) de Sitter black holes in 4D. The event horizons of these black holes possess a constant curvature and may be seen to be governed by different topologies. The extremal geometries are explored, using the noncommutative scaling in the theory, to reassure the attractor behavior at the black hole event horizon. The emerging two...
Super Five Brane Hamiltonian and the Chiral Degrees of Freedom
De Castro, A
2002-01-01
We construct the Hamiltonian of the super five brane in terms of its physical degrees of freedom. It does not depend on the inverse of the induced metric. Consequently, some singular configurations are physically admissible, implying an interpretation of the theory as a multiparticle one. The symmetries of the theory are analyzed from the canonical point of view in terms of the first and second class constraints. In particular it is shown how the chiral sector may be canonically reduced to its physical degrees of freedom.
A Matrix Model for the Null-Brane
Robbins, Daniel; Sethi, Savdeep
2005-01-01
The null-brane background is a simple smooth 1/2 BPS solution of string theory. By tuning a parameter, this background develops a big crunch/big bang type singularity. We construct the DLCQ description of this space-time in terms of a Yang-Mills theory on a time-dependent space-time. Our dual Matrix description provides a non-perturbative framework in which the fate of both (null) time, and the string S-matrix can be studied.
Configurational entropy in $f(R,T)$ brane models
Correa, R A C
2015-01-01
In this work we investigate generalized theories of gravity in the so-called configurational entropy (CE) context. We show, by means of this information-theoretical measure, that a stricter bound on the parameter of $f(R,T)$ brane models arises from the CE. We find that these bounds are characterized by a valley region in the CE profile, where the entropy is minimal. We argue that the CE measure can open a new role and an important additional approach to select parameters in modified theories of gravitation.
Superconformal M2-branes and generalized Jordan triple systems
Nilsson, Bengt E W
2008-01-01
Three-dimensional conformal theories with six supersymmetries and SU(4) R-symmetry describing stacks of M2-branes are here proposed to be related to generalized Jordan triple systems. Writing the four-index structure constants in an appropriate form, the Chern-Simons part of the action immediately suggests a connection to such triple systems. In this note we show that the whole theory with six manifest supersymmetries can be naturally expressed in terms of structure constants of generalized Jordan triple systems. We comment on the associated graded Lie algebra, which corresponds to an extension of the gauge group.
Configurational entropy in f(R,T) brane models
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Correa, R.A.C. [Universidade Federal do ABC, CCNH, Santo Andre, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Moraes, P.H.R.S. [ITA, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
2016-02-15
In this work we investigate generalized theories of gravity in the so-called configurational entropy (CE) context. We show, by means of this information-theoretical measure, that a stricter bound on the parameter of f(R, T) brane models arises from the CE. We find that these bounds are characterized by a valley region in the CE profile, where the entropy is minimal. We argue that the CE measure can play a new role and might be an important additional approach to selecting parameters in modified theories of gravitation. (orig.)