Baryons and string creation from the 5-brane world-volume action

Curtis Gove Callan, Alberto Güijosa, Konstantin G. Savvidy

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We construct BPS-exact solutions of the world-volume Born-Infeld plus WZW action of a D5-brane in the background of N D3-branes. The non-trivial background metric and RR five-form field strength play a crucial role in the solution. When a D5-brane is dragged across a stack of N D3-branes a bundle of N fundamental strings joining the two types of branes is created, as in the Hanany-Witten effect. Our solutions give a detailed description of this bundle in terms of a D5-brane wrapped on a sphere. We discuss extensions of these solutions which have an interpretation in terms of gauge theory multi-quark states via the AdS/CFT correspondence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-142
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - May 10 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • AdS/CFT
  • BPS
  • Baryon
  • D-branes
  • String creation


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