Constructing Self-Dual Strings

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Abstract

We present an ADHMN-like construction which generates self-dual string solutions to the effective M5-brane worldvolume theory from solutions to the Basu-Harvey equation. Our construction finds a natural interpretation in terms of gerbes, which we develop in some detail. We also comment on a possible extension to stacks of multiple M5-branes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-532
Number of pages20
JournalCommunications in Mathematical Physics
Volume305
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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