We study baryon configurations in large N non-supersymmetric SU(N) gauge theories, applying the AdS/CFT correspondence, Using the D5-brane world-volume theory in the near-horizon geometry of non-extremal D3-branes, we find embeddings which describe baryonic states in three-dimensional QCD. In particular, we construct solutions corresponding to a baryon made of N quarks, and study what happens when some fraction ν of the total number of quarks are bodily moved to a large spatial separation from the others. The individual clumps of quarks are represented by Born-Infeld string tubes obtained from a D5-brane whose spatial section has topology R × S4. They are connected by a confining color flux tube, described by a portion of the fivebrane that runs very close and parallel to the horizon. We find that this flux tube has a tension with a non-trivial ν-dependence (not previously obtained by other methods). A similar picture is presented for the four-dimensional case.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Born-infeld string