Polarised antibranes from Smarr relations

Diego Cohen-Maldonado, Juan Diaz*, Fridrik Freyr Gautason

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Abstract: We study the backreaction of smeared and localised anti M2-branes placed at the tip of the CGLP background. To this end we derive a Smarr relation for backreacted antibranes at zero and finite temperature. For extremal antibranes we show that if smeared they cannot have regular horizons, whereas localised M2-branes can potentially be regular when polarised into M5-branes, in agreement with the probe result of Klebanov and Pufu. We further discuss antibranes at finite temperature and argue that localised antibrane solutions with regular horizons are not excluded.

Original languageEnglish
Article number175
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016

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Other keywords

  • D-branes
  • M-Theory
  • Supersymmetry Breaking


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