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Title: Cosmic D-strings as axionic D-term strings

Abstract

In this work we derive nonsingular BPS string solutions from an action that captures the essential features of a D-brane-anti-D-brane system compactified to four dimensions. The model we consider is a supersymmetric Abelian Higgs model with a D-term potential coupled to an axion-dilaton multiplet. The strings in question are axionic D-term strings which we identify with the D-strings of type II string theory. In this picture the Higgs field represents the open string tachyon of the D-D pair and the axion is dual to a Ramond-Ramond form. The crucial term allowing the existence of nonsingular BPS strings is the Fayet-Iliopoulos term, which is related to the tensions of the D-string and of the parent branes. Despite the presence of the axion, the strings are BPS and carry finite energy, due to the fact that the space gets very slowly decompactified away from the core, screening the long range axion field (or equivalently the theory approaches an infinitely weak 4D coupling). Within our 4D effective action we also identify another class of BPS string solutions (s-strings) which have no ten-dimensional analog, and can only exist after compactification.

Authors:
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  1. Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, Department of Physics, New York University, 4 Washington Place, New York, New York 10003 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20711581
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 72; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.72.105002; (c) 2005 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ACTION INTEGRAL; AXIONS; COMPACTIFICATION; COUPLING; HIGGS BOSONS; HIGGS MODEL; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; MEMBRANES; POTENTIALS; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; SPACE-TIME; SUPERSTRING MODELS; SUPERSYMMETRY; TACHYONS

Citation Formats

Blanco-Pillado, Jose J., Dvali, Gia, and Redi, Michele. Cosmic D-strings as axionic D-term strings. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.105002.
Blanco-Pillado, Jose J., Dvali, Gia, & Redi, Michele. Cosmic D-strings as axionic D-term strings. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.105002.
Blanco-Pillado, Jose J., Dvali, Gia, and Redi, Michele. Tue . "Cosmic D-strings as axionic D-term strings". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.105002.
@article{osti_20711581,
title = {Cosmic D-strings as axionic D-term strings},
author = {Blanco-Pillado, Jose J. and Dvali, Gia and Redi, Michele},
abstractNote = {In this work we derive nonsingular BPS string solutions from an action that captures the essential features of a D-brane-anti-D-brane system compactified to four dimensions. The model we consider is a supersymmetric Abelian Higgs model with a D-term potential coupled to an axion-dilaton multiplet. The strings in question are axionic D-term strings which we identify with the D-strings of type II string theory. In this picture the Higgs field represents the open string tachyon of the D-D pair and the axion is dual to a Ramond-Ramond form. The crucial term allowing the existence of nonsingular BPS strings is the Fayet-Iliopoulos term, which is related to the tensions of the D-string and of the parent branes. Despite the presence of the axion, the strings are BPS and carry finite energy, due to the fact that the space gets very slowly decompactified away from the core, screening the long range axion field (or equivalently the theory approaches an infinitely weak 4D coupling). Within our 4D effective action we also identify another class of BPS string solutions (s-strings) which have no ten-dimensional analog, and can only exist after compactification.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.72.105002},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 10,
volume = 72,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 15 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Tue Nov 15 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}