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Glueball mass spectrum from supergravity

Csáki, Csaba and Ooguri, Hirosi and Oz, Yaron and Terning, John (1999) Glueball mass spectrum from supergravity. Journal of High Energy Physics, 1999 (1). Art. No. 017. ISSN 1126-6708.

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We calculate the spectrum of glueball masses in non-supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in three and four dimensions, based on a conjectured duality between supergravity and large N gauge theories. The glueball masses are obtained by solving supergravity wave equations in a black hole geometry. We find that the mass ratios are in good numerical agreement with the available lattice data. We also compute the leading (g2YMN)-1 corrections to the glueball masses, by taking into account stringy corrections to the supergravity action and to the black hole metric. We find that the corrections to the masses are negative and of order (g2YMN)-3/2 . Thus for a fixed ultraviolet cutoff the masses decrease as we decrease the 't Hooft coupling, in accordance with our expectation about the continuum limit of the gauge theories.

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Additional Information:Copyright © Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited 1999. Received 4 November 1998, accepted for publication 14 January 1999. Published 6 April 1999. We would like to thank M. Chanowitz, D. Gross, A. Hashimoto, C. Morningstar, S. Sharpe and Y. Takei for discussions and communications. We also thank Harlan Robins and Jonathan Tannenhauser, who participated in an early stage of this project, for discussions. H.O. and Y.O. thank the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara for its hospitality. This work was supported in part by the NSF grant PHY-95-14797 and in part the DOE grant DE-AC03-76SF00098. In addition, H.O. and Y.O. are supported by the NSF grant PHY-94-07194 through the ITP. C.C. is a research fellow of the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science.
Subject Keywords:p-branes; D-branes
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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