206 research outputs found

    Brane polarization is no cure for tachyons

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    Anti-M2 and anti-D3 branes placed in regions with charges dissolved in fluxes have a tachyon in their near-horizon region, which causes these branes to repel each other. If the branes are on the Coulomb branch this tachyon gives rise to a runaway behavior, but when the branes are polarized into five-branes this tachyon only appears to lower the energy of the polarized branes, without affecting its stability. We analyze brane polarization in the presence of a brane-brane-repelling tachyon and show that when the branes are polarized along the direction of the tachyon the polarized shell is unstable. This implies that tachyons cannot be cured by brane polarization and indicates that, at least in a certain regime of parameters, anti-D3 branes polarized into NS5 branes at the bottom of the Klebanov-Strassler solution have an instability.Comment: 10 pages, 1 figure, JHEP styl

    The polarization of M5 branes and little string theories with reduced supersymmetry

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    We construct an M-theory dual of a 6 dimensional little string theory with reduced supersymmetry, along the lines of Polchinski and Strassler. We find that upon perturbing the (2,0) theory with an R-current, the M5 branes polarize into a wrapped Kaluza Klein monopole, whose isometry direction is along the R current. We investigate the properties of this theory.Comment: 22 pages, late

    On the stability of the Quantum Hall soliton

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    In this note we investigate the stability of the classical ground state of the Quantum Hall Soliton proposed recently in hep-th/0010105 . We explore two possible perturbations which are not spherically symmetric and we find that the potential energy decreases in both case. This implies that the system either decays or is dynamically stabilized (because of the presence of magnetic fields). If one makes an extra assumption that in the real quantum treatment of the problem string ends and D0 branes move together (as electrons and vortices in the Quantum Hall effect), a static equilibrium configuration is possible.Comment: 14 pages, 2 figures, LaTeX. Extra chapter added on a possible dynamical stabilization is added following comments by L. Susskin

    Instabilities of microstate geometries with antibranes

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    One can obtain very large classes of horizonless microstate geometries corresponding to near-extremal black holes by placing probe supertubes whose action has metastable minima inside certain supersymmetric bubbling solutions. We show that these minima can lower their energy when the bubbles move in certain directions in the moduli space, which implies that these near-extremal microstates are in fact unstable once one considers the dynamics of all their degrees of freedom. The decay of these solutions corresponds to Hawking radiation, and we compare the emission rate and frequency to those of the corresponding black hole. Our analysis supports the expectation that generic non-extremal black holes microstate geometries should be unstable. It also establishes the existence of a new type of instabilities for antibranes in highly-warped regions with charge dissolved in fluxes.Comment: 24 pages, 4 figure

    The Foaming Three-Charge Black Hole

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    We find a very large set of smooth horizonless geometries that have the same charges and angular momenta as the five-dimensional, maximally-spinning, three-charge, BPS black hole (J^2 = Q^3). Our solutions are constructed using a four-dimensional Gibbons-Hawking base space that has a very large number of two-cycles. The entropy of our solutions is proportional to Q^(1/2). In the same class of solutions we also find microstates corresponding to zero-entropy black rings, and these are related to the microstates of the black hole by continuous deformations.Comment: 14 pages, harvma

    Regular 3-charge 4D black holes and their microscopic description

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    The perturbative αâ€Č\alpha^{\prime} corrections to Type-IIA String Theory compactified on a Calabi-Yau three-fold allow the construction of regular three-charge supersymmetric black holes in four dimensions, whose entropy scales with the charges as S∌(p1p2p3)23S \sim \left( p^1 p^2 p^3\right)^{\frac{2}{3}} . We construct an M-theory uplift of these quantum black holes and show that they can be interpreted as arising from three stacks of M2 branes on a conical singularity. This in turns allow us relate them via a series of dualities to a system of D3 branes carrying momentum and thus to give a microscopic interpretation of their entropy.Comment: 20 pages, LaTe

    The propagator for a general form field in AdSd+1AdS_{d+1}

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    Using the known propagator equations for 0,1 and 2 forms in AdS_{d+1}, we find the p-form field propagator equations in dimensions where the forms are Poincare dual. Since the general equation obeyed by the propagators is linear in dimension, this gives us the equation obeyed by the propagators for any d. Furthermore, based on the Poincare duality formulas for 0,1,2 and 3 forms we conjecture the general form of the Poincare duality formulas, and check them against the previously found propagator equations. The whole structure is self-consistent. Once we have the equations, we can easily obtain all the p-form field propagators in AdS_{d+1}. The generalization to massive p-forms can also be easily done.Comment: Extra chapter added on massive p-forms. 10 pages, REVTE