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    't Hooft Vortices on D-branes

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    The point where a D2-brane intersecting a stack of D2-branes is proposed as a candidate for the 't Hooft vortex in the world-volume theory of N D2-branes. This straightforwardly generalizes to D3-branes, where a vortex line is generated by the intersection. Similarly, there are such objects on M-branes. We use Maldacena's conjecture to compute the static potential between a vortex and an anti-vortex in each case, in the large N limit.Comment: 17 pages, harvmac, 2 figures, typos corrected, one reference added; version 3, comments on number of degrees of freedom adde
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