D-branes in the background of NS fivebranes

Shmuel Elitzur, Amit Giveon, David Kutasov, Eliezer Rabinovici, Gor Sarkissisan

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We study the dynamics of D-branes in the near-horizon geometry of NS fivebranes. This leads to a holographically dual description of the physics of D-branes ending on and/or intersecting NS5-branes. We use it to verify some properties of such D-branes which were deduced indirectly in the past, and discuss some instabilities of non-supersymmetric brane configurations. Our construction also describes vacua of Little String Theory which are dual to open plus closed string theory in asymptotically linear dilaton spacetimes.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2000
Event2000 Non-Perturbative Quantum Effects, TMR 2000 - Paris, France
Duration: 7 Sep 200013 Sep 2000

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