Variations on the warped deformed conifold

Steven S. Gubser, Christopher P. Herzog, Igor R. Klebanov

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The warped deformed conifold background of type IIB theory is dual to the cascading SU(M(p + 1)) × SU(Mp) gauge theory. We show that this background realizes the (super-)Goldstone mechanism where the U(1) baryon number symmetry is broken by expectation values of baryonic operators. The resulting massless pseudo-scalar and scalar glueballs are identified in the supergravity spectrum. A D-string is then dual to a global string in the gauge theory. Upon compactification, the Goldstone mechanism turns into the Higgs mechanism, and the global strings turn into ANO strings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1031-1038
Number of pages8
JournalComptes Rendus Physique
Issue number9-10 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


  • Cascading gauge theory
  • String theory models
  • Warped deformed conifold


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