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Title: 5d and 6d SCFTs have no weak coupling limit

Abstract

We prove that there does not exist any weak coupling limit in the space of superconformal field theories in five and six dimensions, based on an analysis of the representation theory of the corresponding superconformal algebras. Holographically, this implies that superstring theories on AdS6 and AdS7 do not admit tensionless limits. Finally, we discuss the implications of our result on the existence of an action for coincident M5-branes.

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  1. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
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Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1598365
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0009999
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: 2019; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

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Chang, Chi-Ming. 5d and 6d SCFTs have no weak coupling limit. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP09(2019)016.
Chang, Chi-Ming. 5d and 6d SCFTs have no weak coupling limit. United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP09(2019)016
Chang, Chi-Ming. Tue . "5d and 6d SCFTs have no weak coupling limit". United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP09(2019)016. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1598365.
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author = {Chang, Chi-Ming},
abstractNote = {We prove that there does not exist any weak coupling limit in the space of superconformal field theories in five and six dimensions, based on an analysis of the representation theory of the corresponding superconformal algebras. Holographically, this implies that superstring theories on AdS6 and AdS7 do not admit tensionless limits. Finally, we discuss the implications of our result on the existence of an action for coincident M5-branes.},
doi = {10.1007/JHEP09(2019)016},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = 9,
volume = 2019,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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