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N = 1 Supersymmetric Renormalization Group Flows from IIB Supergravity

Pilch, Krzysztof and Warner, Nicholas P. (2000) N = 1 Supersymmetric Renormalization Group Flows from IIB Supergravity. Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 4 (3). pp. 627-677. ISSN 1095-0761.

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We consider N = 1 supersymmetric renormalization group flows of N = 4 Yang-Mills theory from the perspective of ten-dimensional IIB supergravity. We explicitly construct the complete ten-dimensional lift of the flow in which exactly one chiral superfield becomes massive (the LS flow). We also examine the ten-dimensional metric and dilaton configurations for the “super-QCD” flow (the GPPZ flow) in which all chiral superfields become massive. We show that the latter flow generically gives rise to a dielectric 7-brane in the infra-red, but the solution contains a singularity that may be interpreted as a “duality averaged” ring distribution of 5-branes wrapped on S_2. At special values of the parameters the singularity simplifies to a pair of S-dual branes with (p, q) charge (1,±1).

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Additional Information:© 2000 International Press. We would like to thank S. Gubser, P. Mayr, J. Minahan, J. Polchinski and A. Zaffaroni for helpful conversations. We would particularly like to thank E. Witten for his encouragement and helpful comments during this project. This work was supported in part by funds provided by the DOE under grant number DE-FG03-84ER-40168.
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