Self-dual string and higher instanton solutions

Sam Arnold Palmer*, Christian Saemann

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We present and discuss explicit solutions to the non-Abelian self-dual string equation as well as to the non-Abelian self-duality equation in six dimensions. These solutions are generalizations of the 't Hooft-Polyakov monopole and the basic SU(2) instanton to higher gauge theory. We expect that these solutions are relevant to the effective description of M2- and M5-branes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number065036
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2014


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