nLab O4-plane




In type IIA string theory an O4-plane is an orientifold plane (“O-plane”) of dimension 4+14+1, hence of the same dimension as D4-branes, but carrying opposite D-brane charge.


Lift to the MO5-plane in M-theory

Under duality between M-theory and type IIA string theory, for KK-compactification along a circle-fiber parallel to an MO5-plane, a plain MO5-plane in M-theory becomes the O4-plane, specifically the O 4O^- 4-plane, while an MO5 with an M5-brane on top of it becomes the O +4O^+ 4-plane (Gimon 9, Sec. III8,Hanany-Kol 00, Sec. 3.1).




Relation to MO5-planes

Relation of the MO5-plane to the O4-plane under duality between M-theory and type IIA string theory:

String phenomenology with intersecting D-branes

string phenomenology on intersecting D4-branes on O4-planes geometrically engineering QFTs close to the standard model of particle physics:

  • D. Bailin, G. V. Kraniotis, A. Love, Standard-like models from intersecting D4-branes, Phys. Lett. B530 (2002) 202-209 (arXiv:hep-th/0108131)

  • H. Kataoka, M. Shimojo, SU(3)×SU(2)×U(1)SU(3) \times SU(2) \times U(1) Chiral Models from Intersecting D4-/D5-branes, Progress of Theoretical Physics, Volume 107, Issue 6, June 2002, Pages 1291–1296 (arXiv:hep-th/0112247, doi:10.1143/PTP.107.1291)

  • D. Bailin, Standard-like models from D-branes, J Phys (2003) 60: 199 (arXiv:hep-th/0210227)

  • D. Bailin, G. V. Kraniotis, A. Love, New Standard-like Models from Intersecting D4-Branes, Phys. Lett. B547 (2002) 43-50 (arXiv:hep-th/0208103)


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