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Publication . Article . Preprint . 2002 . Embargo end date: 01 Jan 2002

D-brane interactions in type IIB plane-wave background

Oren Bergman; Matthias R. Gaberdiel; Michael B. Green;
Open Access
Abstract
The cylinder diagrams that determine the static interactions between pairs of Dp-branes in the type IIB plane wave background are evaluated. The resulting expressions are elegant generalizations of the flat-space formulae that depend on the value of the Ramond-Ramond flux of the background in a non-trivial manner. The closed-string and open-string descriptions consistently transform into each other under a modular transformation only when each of the interacting D-branes separately preserves half the supersymmetries. These results are derived for configurations of euclidean signature D(p+1)-instantons but also generalize to lorentzian signature Dp-branes.
Comment: 24 pages, Normalisation of boundary states corrected
Subjects by Vocabulary

arXiv: High Energy Physics::Theory Mathematics::K-Theory and Homology

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Euclidean geometry Plane wave Value (computer science) Flux Type iib Signature (topology) Physics D-brane Mathematical physics Cylinder

Subjects

High Energy Physics - Theory (hep-th), FOS: Physical sciences, Nuclear and High Energy Physics, High Energy Physics - Theory

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