Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 305, Issue 2, pp 513–532 | Cite as

Constructing Self-Dual Strings



We present an ADHMN-like construction which generates self-dual string solutions to the effective M5-brane worldvolume theory from solutions to the Basu-Harvey equation. Our construction finds a natural interpretation in terms of gerbes, which we develop in some detail. We also comment on a possible extension to stacks of multiple M5-branes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Maxwell Institute for Mathematical SciencesEdinburghUK

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