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From surface operators to non-Abelian volume operators in puff field theory

Sahakian, Vatche (2010) From surface operators to non-Abelian volume operators in puff field theory. Physical Review D, 81 (12). Art. No. 126002. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.81.126002.

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Puff field theory (PFT) is a low energy decoupling regime of string theory that still retains the nonlocal attributes of the parent theory—while preserving isotropy for its nonlocal degrees of freedom. It realizes an extended holographic dictionary at strong coupling and dynamical nonlocal states akin to defects or the surface operators of local gauge theories. In this work, we probe the nonlocal features of PFT using D3 branes. We find supersymmetric configurations that end on defects endowed with non-Abelian degrees of freedom. These are 2+1 dimensional defects in the 3+1 dimensional PFT that may be viewed as volume operators. We determine their R charge, vacuum expectation value, energy, and gauge group structure.

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Additional Information:© 2010 The American Physical Society. Received 7 April 2010; published 4 June 2010. I am grateful to Lotte Hollands and John Schwarz for discussions, and the Caltech theory group for hospitality. This work is supported by DOE Grant No. DE-FG02- 92ER40701.
Group:Caltech Theory
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-92ER40701
Issue or Number:12
Classification Code:PACS: 11.25.-w, 11.10.Nx, 11.25.Tq
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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