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Fundamental branes and shock waves

Sfetsos, K (2005) Fundamental branes and shock waves Nucl.Phys. B, 726. pp. 1-34.

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We construct supersymmetric brane solutions in string and M-theory with moduli parameters that depend arbitrarily on the light-cone time. Our investigation aims in understanding time dependent phenomena in gauge theories at strong coupling within the gauge/gravity correspondence. For that reason we use, as a basic ingredient, multicenter supergravity solutions which model the Coulomb branch of the corresponding strongly coupled gauge theories. We introduce the notion of shape invariant motions and show that in a particular limit involving pulse-type motions of finite energy, the solutions represent gravitational shock waves moving on the brane background geometry. We apply the general formalism for D3-branes distributed on a disc and on a sphere as well as for NS5-branes distributed on a ring, all with time varying radii. We examine the problem of open strings attached on moving branes and suggest a mechanism which may be responsible for giving rise at a macroscopic level to gravitational shock waves.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
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Date : 14 July 2005
DOI : 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2005.08.018
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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