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Type IIA D-Branes, K-Theory and Matrix Theory

Hořava, Petr (1998) Type IIA D-Branes, K-Theory and Matrix Theory. Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 2 (6). pp. 1373-1404. ISSN 1095-0761.

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We show that all supersymmetric Type IIA D-branes can be constructed as bound states of a certain number of unstable non-supersymmetric Type IIA D9-branes. This string-theoretical construction demonstrates that D-brane charges in Type IIA theory on spacetime manifold X are classified by the higher K-theory group K^(-1)X, as suggested recently by Witten. In particular, the system of N D0-branes can be obtained, for any N, in terms of sixteen Type IIA D9-branes. This suggests that the dynamics of Matrix theory is contained in the physics of magnetic vortices on the worldvolume of sixteen unstable D9-branes, described at low energies by a U(16) gauge theory.

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Additional Information:© 1998 International Press. arXiv: (Submitted on 15 Dec 1998 (v1), last revised 14 May 1999 (this version, v4)) It is a pleasure to thank Oren Bergman, Eric Gimon, Djordje Minic, Michael Peskin, John Preskill, John Schwarz, Steve Shenker, Eva Silverstein, Lenny Susskind and Edward Witten for valuable discussions. I wish to thank the Stanford Institute of Theoretical Physics for hospitality during some parts of this work. This work has been supported by Sherman Fairchild Prize Fellowship and by DOE Grant DE-FG03-92-ER 40701.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-92-ER 40701
Subject Keywords:High Energy Physics - Theory (hep-th)
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