Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

N=2 supersymmetric theories, dyonic charges and instantons

By M.T. de Vroome


In the first part of this thesis we give an introduction to electric-magnetic duality and N=2 supersymmetry. After that we describe type II string theory instantons in the supergravity approximation. These instantons correspond to D-branes and NS-fivebranes wrapping non-vanishing cycles in the internal Calabi-Yau manifold. In the last chapter, we construct N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories involving both electric and magnetic (dyonic) charges. In these systems the electric-magnetic duality structure of the ungauged theories is preserved

Topics: Natuur- en Sterrenkunde, string theory, supersymmetry, duality, electric/magnetic duality, instantons, supergravity, gauge theory, D-branes, NS-fivebranes
Publisher: Utrecht University
Year: 2007
OAI identifier:
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • (external link)
  • Suggested articles

    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.