Non-supersymmetric deformations of the dual of a confining gauge theory

Vadim Borokhov, Steven S. Gubser

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We introduce a computational technique for studying non-supersymmetric deformations of domain wall solutions of interest in AdS/CFT. We focus on the Klebanov-Strassler solution, which is dual to a confining gauge theory. From an analysis of asymptotics we find that there are three non-supersymmetric deformations that leave the ten-dimensional supergravity solution regular and preserve the global bosonic symmetries of the supersymmetric solution. Also, we show that there are no regular near-extremal deformations preserving the global symmetries, as one might expect from the existence of a gap in the gauge theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-745
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • 1/N Expansion
  • AdS-CFT and dS-CFT Correspondence
  • Confinement


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