Relating conifold geometries to NS5-branes

Jock McOrist, Andrew B. Royston

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We construct the first known example of a near horizon supergravity solution for a pair of NS5-branes, intersecting on R1,3 and localised in all directions except a single transverse circle. We do this by establishing an explicit map between the conifold metric and the near horizon geometry of two intersecting NS5-branes, clarifying and correcting a number of open issues in the literature en route. Our technique is general in nature and may be applied to a whole class of 1/4-BPS five-brane webs and their geometric duals. These 1/4-BPS solutions may have an interesting holographic interpretation in terms of little string theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-609
Number of pages37
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 21 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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