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Non-perturbative transitions among intersecting-brane vacua

  • Carlo Angelantonj
  • Cezar Condeescu
  • Emilian Dudas
  • Gianfranco Pradisi
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Abstract

We investigate the transmutation of D-branes into Abelian magnetic backgrounds on the world-volume of higher-dimensional branes, within the framework of global models with compact internal dimensions. The phenomenon, T-dual to brane recombination in the intersecting-brane picture, shares some similarities to inverse small-instanton transitions in non-compact spaces, though in this case the Abelian magnetic background is a consequence of the compactness of the internal manifold, and is not ascribed to a zero-size non-Abelian instanton growing to maximal size. We provide details of the transition in various supersymmetric orientifolds and non-supersymmetric tachyon-free vacua with Brane Supersymmetry Breaking, both from brane recombination and from a field theory Higgs mechanism viewpoints.

Keywords

Intersecting branes models D-branes Superstring Vacua 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Angelantonj
    • 1
  • Cezar Condeescu
    • 2
  • Emilian Dudas
    • 2
    • 3
  • Gianfranco Pradisi
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica TeoricaUniversità di Torino, and INFN Sezione di Torino Via P. Giuria 1TorinoItaly
  2. 2.Centre de Physique ThéoriqueEcole Polytechnique and CNRSPalaiseauFrance
  3. 3.LPT, Bat. 210Université de Paris-SudOrsayFrance
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Fisica and Sezione INFNUniversità di Roma “Tor Vergata” Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1RomaItaly

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