The D-brane of dimension $0+1$ in type IIA string theory.
The worldline theory of a collection of D0-branes is supposed to be described by the BFSS matrix model.
The non-perturbative limit of type IIA superstring theory is supposed to be M-theory compactified on a circle.
The degree-2 RR-field that the D0-brane is charged under, with local potential 1-form $A_1$ may be understood as the KK-field induced by this compactification, hence as one part of the field of gravity in 11-dimensional supergravity.
Under the duality between M-theory and type IIA string theory the M-wave becomes the black D0-brane under double dimensional reduction (Bergshoeff-Townsend 96).
One aspect of the M-theory conjecture is that type IIA string theory with a condensate of D0-branes behaves like a 10-dimensional theory that develops a further circular dimension of radius scaling with the density of D0-branes. (Banks-Fischler-Shenker-Susskind 97, Polchinski 99). See also (FSS 13, section 4.2).
bound states/brane intersections involving D0-branes:
The electric-magnetic dual of the D0 is the D6-brane
electric-magnetic duality of D-branes/RR-fields in type II string theory:
electric charge | magnetic charge |
---|---|
D0-brane | D6-brane |
D1-brane | D5-brane |
D2-brane | D4-brane |
D3-brane | D3-brane |
Table of branes appearing in supergravity/string theory (for classification see at brane scan).
E. Bergshoeff, Paul Townsend, Super D-branes, Nucl.Phys. B490 (1997) 145-162 (arXiv:hep-th/9611173)
Nissan Itzhaki, Juan Maldacena, Jacob Sonnenschein, Shimon Yankielowicz, Section 5 of: Supergravity and The Large $N$ Limit of Theories With Sixteen Supercharges, Phys. Rev. D 58, 046004 (1998) (arXiv:hep-th/9802042)
As part of the brane bouquet:
For several and (nearly) coincident D0-branes:
The BFSS matrix model:
Tom Banks, Willy Fischler, Stephen Shenker, Leonard Susskind, M Theory As A Matrix Model: A Conjecture, Phys. Rev. D 55 (1997) [doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.55.5112, arXiv:hep-th/9610043]
Joseph Polchinski, M-Theory and the Light Cone, Prog. Theor. Phys. Suppl. 134 (1999) 158-170 [arXiv:hep-th/9903165]
based on discussion of bound states of $N$ D0-branes in
Extension to a non-abelian and supersymmetric DBI-action:
Sudhakar Panda, Dmitri Sorokin, Supersymmetric and Kappa-invariant Coincident D0-Branes, JHEP 0302 (2003) 055 [arXivLhep-th/0301065, doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2003/02/055]
Igor Bandos, Unai D. M. Sarraga, Complete nonlinear action for supersymmetric multiple D0-brane system, Phys. Rev. D 106 (2022) 066004 [doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.106.066004, arXiv:2204.05973]
Igor Bandos, Unai D. M. Sarraga, Properties of multiple D0-brane system: 11D origin, equations of motion and their solutions [arXiv:2212.14829]
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