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Stability of strings dual to flux tubes between static quarks in N=4 SYM

Avramis, SD, Sfetsos, K and Siampos, K (2006) Stability of strings dual to flux tubes between static quarks in N=4 SYM Nucl.Phys.B, 769. pp. 44-78.

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Computing heavy quark-antiquark potentials within the AdS/CFT correspondence often leads to behaviors that differ from what one expects on general physical grounds and field-theory considerations. To isolate the configurations of physical interest, it is of utmost importance to examine the stability of the string solutions dual to the flux tubes between the quark and antiquark. Here, we formulate and prove several general statements concerning the perturbative stability of such string solutions, relevant for static quark-antiquark pairs in a general class of backgrounds, and we apply the results to N=4 SYM at finite temperature and at generic points of the Coulomb branch. In all cases, the problematic regions are found to be unstable and hence physically irrelevant.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Avramis, SD
Siampos, K
Date : 13 December 2006
DOI : 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2007.01.026
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 22:16

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