Confinement and condensates without fine tuning in supergravity duals of gauge theories

Luciano Girardello, Michela Petrini, Massimo Porrati, Alberto Zaffaroni

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)XXXVI-21
    JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
    Volume3
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1999

    Keywords

    • Confinement
    • D-branes
    • String Duality
    • Supergravity Models

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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