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Q-branes.

Abel, Steven and Kehagias, Alex (2015) 'Q-branes.', Journal of high energy physics., 2015 (11). 096.

Abstract

Non-topological solitons (Q-balls) are discussed in some stringy settings. Our main result is that the dielectric D-brane system of Myers admits non-abelian Q-ball solutions on their world-volume, in which N Dp-branes relax to the standard dielectric form outside the Q-ball, but assume a more diffuse configuration at its centre. We also consider how Q-balls behave in the bulk of extra-dimensional theories, or on wrapped branes. We demonstrate that they carry Kaluza-Klein charge and possess a corresponding Kaluza-Klein tower of states just as normal particles, and we discuss surface energy effects by finding exact Q-ball solutions in models with a specific logarithmic potential.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP11(2015)096
Publisher statement:Open Access, © The Authors. Article funded by SCOAP3. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
Date accepted:11 October 2015
Date deposited:04 May 2016
Date of first online publication:16 November 2015
Date first made open access:No date available

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