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D-n quivers from branes

Kapustin, Anton (1998) D-n quivers from branes. Journal of High Energy Physics, 1999 (12). Art. No. 015. ISSN 1126-6708. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:KAPjhep98

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Abstract

D-branes can end on orbifold planes if the action of the orbifold group includes (-1) (FL). We consider configurations of D-branes ending on such orbifolds and study the low-energy theory on their worldvolume. We apply our results to gauge theories with eight supercharges in three and four dimensions. We explain how mirror symmetry for N = 4 d = 3 gauge theories with gauge group Sp(k) and matter in the antisymmetric tensor and fundamental representations follows from S-duality of IIB string theory. We argue that some of these theories have hidden Fayet-Iliopoulos deformations, not visible classically. We also study a class of finite N = 2 d = 4 theories (so-called D-n quiver theories) and find their exact solution. The integrable model corresponding to the exact solution is a Hitchin system on an orbifold Riemann surface. We also give a simple derivation of the S-duality group of these theories based on their relationship to SO(2n) instantons on R-2 x T-2.


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Additional Information:Copyright © Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited 1998. Received 31 August 1998, accepted for publication 15 December 1998. Published 9 February 1999. I am grateful to N. Seiberg and A. Sen for illuminating discussions and for reading a draft of this paper. I also wish to thank O. Aharony for useful comments on the manuscript.
Subject Keywords:field theories in lower dimensions; D-branes; supersymmetry and duality; extended supersymmetry
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1126-6708/1998/12/015
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