We discuss a solution of the equations of motion of five-dimensional gauged type IIB supergravity that describes confining SU (N) gauge theories at large N and large 't Hooft parameter. We prove confinement by computing the Wilson loop, and we show that our solution is generic, independent of most of the details of the theory. In particular, the Einstein-frame metric near its singularity, and a contribution to the condensates of scalar, composite operators are universal. Also universal is the discreteness of the glueball mass spectrum and the existence of a mass gap. The metric is also identical to a generically confining solution recently found in type 0B theory.
- String Duality
- Supergravity Models
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics