The Coulomb branch of gauge theory from rotating branes

Kraus, Per ; Larsen, Finn ; Trivedi, Sandip P. (1999) The Coulomb branch of gauge theory from rotating branes Journal of High Energy Physics, 1999 (3). 003_1-003_26. ISSN 1126-6708

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At zero temperature the Coulomb Branch of N = 4 super Yang-Mills theory is described in supergravity by multi-center solutions with D3-brane charge. At finite temperature and chemical potential the vacuum degeneracy is lifted, and minima of the free energy are shown to have a supergravity description as rotating black D3-branes. In the extreme limit these solutions single out preferred points on the moduli space that can be interpreted as simple distributions of branes - for instance, a uniformly charged planar disc. We exploit this geometrical representation to study the thermodynamics of rotating black D3-branes. The low energy excitations of the system appear to be governed by an effective string theory which is related to the singularity in spacetime.

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Keywords:Black Holes; D-branes; Black Holes in String Theory
ID Code:57621
Deposited On:27 Aug 2011 15:03
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