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Gravitational domain walls and p-brane distributions

Bakas, I and Sfetsos, K (2000) Gravitational domain walls and p-brane distributions Fortsch.Phys., 49. pp. 419-431.

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We review the main algebraic aspects that characterize and determine the domain wall solutions of maximal gauged supergravity in various spacetime dimensions by considering consistent truncations that retain a number of components in the diagonal of the coset space scalar manifold of the theory. Starting from the algebraic classification of domain walls in D=4 gauged supergravity, we also derive the corresponding solutions in D=5 and D=7 dimensions. From a higher dimensional point of view, these solutions describe the gravitatonal field, in the field theory limit, of a large number of M2-, D3- and M5-branes that are distributed on hypersurfaces in the transverse space to the branes. As a new result we employ a smearing procedure as well as various dualities to list the irreducible curves and the symmetry groups of p-brane distributions for all values of p that are of interest in current applications of string theory. Some emphasis is placed on the presentation of new results in the case of NS5-branes.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Bakas, I
Date : 14 December 2000
DOI : 10.1002/1521-3978(200105)49:4/6<419::AID-PROP419>3.3.CO;2-5
Uncontrolled Keywords : hep-th, hep-th
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:26
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:15

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