A non-perturbative description of the Gimon-Polchinski orientifold

Sen, Ashoke (1997) A non-perturbative description of the Gimon-Polchinski orientifold Nuclear Physics B, 489 (1-2). pp. 139-159. ISSN 0550-3213

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A T-dual version of the Gimon-Polchinski orientifold can be described by a configuration of intersecting Dirichlet seven-branes and orientifold seven-planes in the classical fin-it. We study the modification of this background due to quantum corrections. It is shown that non-perturbative effects split each orientifold plane into a pair of nearly parallel seven-branes. Furthermore, a pair of intersecting orientifold planes, instead of giving rise to two pairs of intersecting seven-branes, gives just one pair of seven-branes, each representing a pair of nearly orthogonal seven-branes smoothly joined to each other near the would-be intersection point. Interpretation of these results from the point of view of the dynamics on a three-brane probe is also discussed.

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