Scalar absorption and the breaking of the world-volume conformal invariance

Steven S. Gubser, Akikazu Hashimoto, Igor R. Klebanov, Michael Krasnitz

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We investigate a version of fixed scalars for nondilatonic branes which correspond to dilatations of the brane world-volume. We obtain a cross section whose world-volume interpretation falls out naturally from an investigation of the breaking of conformal invariance by the irrelevant Born-Infeld corrections to Yang-Mills theory. From the same irrelevant world-volume operator we obtain the leading correction to the cross sections of minimal scalars. This correction can be obtained in supergravity via an improved matching of inner and outer solutions to the minimal wave equation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-414
Number of pages22
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Aug 24 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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