5D action for longitudinal five branes on a pp-wave

Seungjoon Hyun, Jeong Hyuck Park

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String modes in a pp-wave background are generically massive, and the world-volume description of the branes is to be given by 'massive' gauge theories. In this paper, we present a five dimensional super Yang-Mills action with the Kähler-Chern-Simons term plus the Myers term as a low energy worldvolume description of the longitudinal five branes in a maximally supersymmetric pp-wave background. We derive the action from the M-theory matrix model on the pp-wave. We utilize the previously found 4/32 BPS solution of rotating five branes with stacks of membranes, but, to obtain the static configuration, we reformulate the matrix model in a rotating coordinate system which provides the inertial frame for the branes. Expanding the matrix model around the solution, we first obtain a non-commutative field theory action naturally equipped with the full sixteen dynamical supersymmetries. In the commutative limit, we show only four supersymmetries survive, resulting in a novel five dimensional "N = 1/2" theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov 11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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