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Exact [script N] = 2 supergravity solutions with polarized branes

Bena, Iosif and Ciocarlie, Calin (2004) Exact [script N] = 2 supergravity solutions with polarized branes. Physical Review D, 70 (8). Art. No. 086005. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.70.086005.

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We construct several classes of exact supersymmetric supergravity solutions describing D4 branes polarized into NS5 branes and F-strings polarized into D2 branes. These setups belong to the same universality class as the perturbative solutions used by Polchinski and Strassler to describe the string dual of [script N] = 1* theories. The D4-NS5 setup can be interpreted as a string dual to a confining 4 + 1 dimensional theory with 8 supercharges, whose properties we discuss. By T-duality, our solutions give Type IIB supersymmetric backgrounds with polarized branes.

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Additional Information:©2004 The American Physical Society (Received 31 January 2003; published 6 October 2004) We would like to thank Joe Polchinski, John Schwarz, Per Kraus, Roberto Emparan, Nick Warner, Anton Kapustin, and Radu Roiban for useful discussions and suggestions. We would also like to thank the referee for useful comments. The work of I. B. was supported in part by the the NSF Grant No. PHY00-99590. The work of C. C. was supported in part by the DOE Grant No. DEFG03-92-ER40701.
Subject Keywords:supergravity; dual models; membrane theory; space-time configurations; perturbation theory; superstrings; polarisation
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