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Vortices, Q-balls and Domain Walls on Dielectric M2-branes

Author
Sasaki Shin University of Helsinki

Year
2009

Scientific journal
JHEP 0903 (2009) 119

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Abstract
We study BPS solitons in N=6 U(N) times U(N) Chern-Simons-matter theory deformed by an F-term mass. The F-term mass generically breaks N=6 supersymmetry down to N=2. At vacua, M2-branes are polarized into a fuzzy S^3 forming a spherical M5-brane with topology mathbf{R}^{1,2} times S^3. The polarization is interpreted as Myers' dielectric effect caused by an anti-self-dual 4-form flux T_4 in the eleven-dimensional supergravity. Assuming a polarized M2-brane configuration, the model effectively reduces to the well-known abelian Chern-Simons-Higgs model studied in detail by Jackiw-Lee-Weinberg. We find that the potential for the fuzzy S^3 radius agrees with the one calculated from the M5-brane point of view at large N. This effective model admits not only BPS topological vortex and domain wall solutions but also non-topological solitons that keep 1/4 of the manifest N=2 supersymmetry. We also comment on the reduction of our configuration to ten dimensions.

Cite article as:
S. Sasaki, "Vortices, Q-balls and Domain Walls on Dielectric M2-branes", JHEP 0903 (2009) 119 (2009)

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