Condensation of p-branes and generalized Higgs/confinement duality

Fernando Quevedo, Carlo A. Trugenberger

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We review our recent work on the low-energy actions and the realizations of strong-weak coupling dualities in non-perturbative phases of compact antisymmetric tensor field theories due to p-brane condensation. As examples we derive and discuss the confining string and confining membrane actions obtained from compact vector and tensor theories in 4D. We also mention the relevance of our results for the description of the Hagedorn phase transition of finite temperature strings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1227-1235
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 10 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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