The supergravity dual of N = 1 super Yang-Mills theory

L. Girardello, M. Petrini, M. Porrati, A. Zaffaroni

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    We find an exact, N= 1 supersymmetric kink solution of 5d gauged supergravity. We associate this solution with the RG flow from N = 4 super Yang-Mills theory, deformed by a relevant operator, to pure N = 1 super Yang-Mills in the IR. We test this identification by computing various QFT quantities using the supergravity dual: the tension of electric and magnetic strings and the gaugino condensate. As demanded by our identification, our kink solution is a true deformation of N = 4, that exhibits confinement of quarks, magnetic screening, and spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)451-469
    Number of pages19
    JournalNuclear Physics B
    Issue number1-3
    StatePublished - Mar 13 2000

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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