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M-momentum transfer between gravitons, membranes, and fivebranes as perturbative gauge theory processes

Keski-Vakkuri, Esko and Kraus, Per (1998) M-momentum transfer between gravitons, membranes, and fivebranes as perturbative gauge theory processes. Nuclear Physics B, 530 (1-2). pp. 137-149. ISSN 0550-3213. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170816-135341765

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Abstract

Polchinski and Pouliot have shown that M-momentum transfer between membranes in super-gravity can be understood as a non-perturbative instanton effec in gauge theory. Here we consider a dual process: electric flux transmission between D-branes. We show that this process can be described in perturbation theory as virtual string pair creation, and is closely related to Schwinger's treatment of the pair creation of charged particles in a uniform electric field. Through the application of dualities, our perturbative calculation gives results for various non-perturbative amplitudes, including M-momentum transfer between gravitons, membranes and longitudinal fivebranes. Thus perturbation theory plus dualities are sufficient to demonstrate agreement between supergravity and gauge theory for a number of M-momentum transferring processes. A variety of other processes where branes are transmitted between branes, e.g. (p, q)-string transmission in IIB theory, can also be studied. We discuss the implications of our results for proving the eleven-dimensional Lorentz invariance of Matrix theory.


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Additional Information:© 1998 Elsevier B.V. Received 14 April 1998, Revised 27 April 1998, Accepted 8 May 1998. Work supported in part by a DOE grant DE-FG03-92-ER40701. Work supported in part by a DOE grant DE-FG03-92-ER40701 and by the DuBridge Foundation.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-92-ER40701
Lee A. DuBridge FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:D-brane; Graviton; Pair production; Electric flux; Supergravity; Momentum transfer
Classification Code:PACS: 11.15.Tk; 11.15.-q; 11.25.-w
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Official Citation:Esko Keski-Vakkuri, Per Kraus, M-momentum transfer between gravitons, membranes, and fivebranes as perturbative gauge theory processes, Nuclear Physics B, Volume 530, Issues 1–2, 12 October 1998, Pages 137-149, ISSN 0550-3213, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0550-3213(98)00390-3. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0550321398003903)
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