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't Hooft-Polyakov monopole

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Physics

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Idea

A type of monopole solution of Yang-Mills theory with Higgs field included.

Properties

In string theory

In string theory, in the context of intersecting D-brane models, the ‘t Hooft-Polyakov monopole has been identified with the black “half” NS5-brane coincident on an O8-plane (Hanany-Zaffaroni 99). See there at Intersection of D6s with O8s.

References

The original articles are

Interpretation in string theory in terms of “half” NS5-branes at O8-planes is due to

See also

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