TY - JOUR

T1 - The supergravity dual of N = 1 super Yang-Mills theory

AU - Girardello, L.

AU - Petrini, M.

AU - Porrati, M.

AU - Zaffaroni, A.

N1 - Funding Information:
L. Girardello, M. Porrati and A. Zaffaroni would like to thank CERN, where most of this work was done. M. Porrati would like to thank the ITP at UCSB for its kind hospitality during completion of this work. L.G. and M. Petrini are partially supported by INFN and MURST, and by the European Commission TMR program ERBFMRX-CT96-0045, wherein L.G. is associated to the University Torino, and M. Petrini to the Imperial College, London. M. Porrati is supported in part by NSF grant no. PHY-9722083.

PY - 2000/3/13

Y1 - 2000/3/13

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0550-3213(99)00764-6

DO - 10.1016/S0550-3213(99)00764-6

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0034642686

VL - 569

SP - 451

EP - 469

JO - Nuclear Physics B

JF - Nuclear Physics B

SN - 0550-3213

IS - 1-3

ER -