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Five-brane actions in double field theory

  • Chris D. A. Blair
  • Edvard T. Musaev
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract

We construct an action for NSNS 5-branes which is manifestly covariant under O(d, d). This is done by doubling d of the spacetime coordinates which appear in the worldvolume action. By formulating the DBI part of the action in a manner similar to a “gauged sigma model”, only half the doubled coordinates genuinely appear. Our approach allows one to describe the full T-duality orbit of the IIB NS5 brane, the IIA KKM and their exotic relations in one formalism. Furthermore, by using ideas from double field theory, our action can be said to describe various aspects of non-geometric five-branes.

Keywords

p-branes D-branes String Field Theory 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Theoretische Natuurkunde, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and the International Solvay InstitutesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut)PotsdamGermany
  3. 3.Kazan Federal University, Institute of PhysicsKazanRussia

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