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Title: Brane/Flux Annihilation and the String Dual of a Non-Supersymmetric Field Theory

Abstract

We consider the dynamics of p anti-D3 branes inside the Klebanov-Strassler geometry, the deformed conifold with M units of RR 3-form flux around the S{sup 3}. We find that for p << M the system relaxes to a nonsupersymmetric NS 5-brane ''giant graviton'' configuration, which is classically stable, but quantum mechanically can tunnel to a nearby supersymmetric vacuum with M-p D3 branes. This decay mode is exponentially suppressed and proceeds via the nucleation of an NS 5-brane bubble wall. We propose a dual field theory interpretation of the decay as the transition between a nonsupersymmetric ''baryonic'' branch and a supersymmetric ''mesonic'' branch of the corresponding SU(2M-p) low energy gauge theory. The NS 5-brane tunneling process also provides a simple visualization of the geometric transition by which D3-branes can dissolve into 3-form flux.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
798987
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-9083
TRN: US0205138
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Jan 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; ANNIHILATION; BUBBLES; CONFIGURATION; DECAY; GEOMETRY; NUCLEATION; TUNNELING

Citation Formats

Kachru, Shamit. Brane/Flux Annihilation and the String Dual of a Non-Supersymmetric Field Theory. United States: N. p., 2002. Web. doi:10.2172/798987.
Kachru, Shamit. Brane/Flux Annihilation and the String Dual of a Non-Supersymmetric Field Theory. United States. doi:10.2172/798987.
Kachru, Shamit. Wed . "Brane/Flux Annihilation and the String Dual of a Non-Supersymmetric Field Theory". United States. doi:10.2172/798987. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/798987.
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