Constructing generalized self-dual strings

Sam Arnold Palmer, Christian Saemann

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We generalize a recently developed ADHMN-like construction of self-dual string solitons using loop space. In particular, we present two extensions: The first one starts from solutions to the Basu-Harvey equation for the ABJM model, the second one starts from solutions to a corresponding BPS equation in an N=2 supersymmetric deformation of the BLG model. Both constructions yield solutions to the abelian and the nonabelian self-dual string equation transgressed to loop space. These equations might provide an effective description of M2-branes suspended between M5-branes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2011


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