Wilson loops in the Higgs phase of large-N field theories on the conifold



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Cáceres, Elena and Hernández Redondo, Rafael (2000) Wilson loops in the Higgs phase of large-N field theories on the conifold. Journal of high energy physics (6). ISSN 1029-8479

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1126-6708/2000/06/027


We study the quark-antiquark interaction in the large N limit of the superconformal field theory on D-3branes at a Calabi-Yau conical singularity. We compute the Wilson loop in the AdS_(5) × T^(11) supergravity background for the SU(2 N ) × SU(2 N) theory. We also calculate the Wilson loop for the Higgs phase where the gauge group is broken to SU ( N ) × SU ( N ) × SU_(D) ( N). This corresponds to a two center configuration with some of the branes at the singularity and the rest of them at a smooth point. The calculation exhibits the expected Coulomb dependence for the interaction. The angular distribution of the BPS states is different than the one for a spherical horizon.

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© IOP Publishing 2000. It is a pleasure to thank E. Gava, K. Narain and K. Ray for useful discussions, and J. Maldacena for comments. This research is partly supported by the EC contract no. ERBFMRX-CT96-0090.

Uncontrolled Keywords:AdS-CFT correspondance; D-branes.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Physics-Mathematical models
ID Code:45735
Deposited On:09 Mar 2018 09:56
Last Modified:09 Mar 2018 09:56

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