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Title: M5-brane and D-brane scattering amplitudes

Abstract

We present tree-level $$\mathcal{n}$$-particle on-shell scattering amplitudes of various brane theories with 16 conserved supercharges. These include the world-volume theory of a probe D3-brane or D5-brane in 10D Minkowski spacetime as well as a probe M5-brane in 11D Minkowski spacetime, which describes self interactions of an abelian tensor supermultiplet with 6D (2, 0) supersymmetry. Twistor-string-like formulas are proposed for tree-level scattering amplitudes of all multiplicities for each of these theories. The R symmetry of the D3-brane theory is shown to be SU(4) × U(1), and the U(1) factor implies that its amplitudes are helicity conserving. Each of 6D theories (D5-brane and M5-brane) reduces to the D3-brane theory by dimensional reduction. Conclusively, as special cases of the general M5-brane amplitudes, we present compact formulas for examples involving only the self-dual B field with $$\mathcal{n}$$ = 4, 6, 8.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
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Research Org.:
California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
OSTI Identifier:
1501891
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0010255; SC0011632
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; D-branes; Extended Supersymmetry; M-Theory; Scattering Amplitudes

Citation Formats

Heydeman, Matthew, Schwarz, John H., and Wen, Congkao. M5-brane and D-brane scattering amplitudes. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1007/jhep12(2017)003.
Heydeman, Matthew, Schwarz, John H., & Wen, Congkao. M5-brane and D-brane scattering amplitudes. United States. doi:10.1007/jhep12(2017)003.
Heydeman, Matthew, Schwarz, John H., and Wen, Congkao. Fri . "M5-brane and D-brane scattering amplitudes". United States. doi:10.1007/jhep12(2017)003. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1501891.
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author = {Heydeman, Matthew and Schwarz, John H. and Wen, Congkao},
abstractNote = {We present tree-level $\mathcal{n}$-particle on-shell scattering amplitudes of various brane theories with 16 conserved supercharges. These include the world-volume theory of a probe D3-brane or D5-brane in 10D Minkowski spacetime as well as a probe M5-brane in 11D Minkowski spacetime, which describes self interactions of an abelian tensor supermultiplet with 6D (2, 0) supersymmetry. Twistor-string-like formulas are proposed for tree-level scattering amplitudes of all multiplicities for each of these theories. The R symmetry of the D3-brane theory is shown to be SU(4) × U(1), and the U(1) factor implies that its amplitudes are helicity conserving. Each of 6D theories (D5-brane and M5-brane) reduces to the D3-brane theory by dimensional reduction. Conclusively, as special cases of the general M5-brane amplitudes, we present compact formulas for examples involving only the self-dual B field with $\mathcal{n}$ = 4, 6, 8.},
doi = {10.1007/jhep12(2017)003},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = 12,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}

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