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S-brane

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Idea

An S-brane is a spacelike brane, hence a brane instanton.

For instance in 11-dimensional supergravity S2-branes are membrane instantons.

graphics grabbed from Chen-Galtsov-Gutperle 02

Properties

Near horizon geometry

The near horizon geometry of an Spp-brane involves hyperbolic manifolds (Gutperle-Strominger 02 (5.20), Chen-Galtsov-Gutperle 02, A., Roy 02, p. 3-4), the isometry group being Iso(p+1)×SO(dp2,1)Iso(p+1) \times SO(d-p-2,1)

Table of branes appearing in supergravity/string theory (for classification see at brane scan).

branein supergravitycharged under gauge fieldhas worldvolume theory
black branesupergravityhigher gauge fieldSCFT
D-branetype IIRR-fieldsuper Yang-Mills theory
(D=2n)(D = 2n)type IIA\,\,
D(-2)-brane\,\,
D0-brane\,\,BFSS matrix model
D2-brane\,\,\,
D4-brane\,\,D=5 super Yang-Mills theory with Khovanov homology observables
D6-brane\,\,D=7 super Yang-Mills theory
D8-brane\,\,
(D=2n+1)(D = 2n+1)type IIB\,\,
D(-1)-brane\,\,\,
D1-brane\,\,2d CFT with BH entropy
D3-brane\,\,N=4 D=4 super Yang-Mills theory
D5-brane\,\,\,
D7-brane\,\,\,
D9-brane\,\,\,
(p,q)-string\,\,\,
(D25-brane)(bosonic string theory)
NS-branetype I, II, heteroticcircle n-connection\,
string\,B2-field2d SCFT
NS5-brane\,B6-fieldlittle string theory
D-brane for topological string\,
A-brane\,
B-brane\,
M-brane11D SuGra/M-theorycircle n-connection\,
M2-brane\,C3-fieldABJM theory, BLG model
M5-brane\,C6-field6d (2,0)-superconformal QFT
M9-brane/O9-planeheterotic string theory
M-wave
topological M2-branetopological M-theoryC3-field on G2-manifold
topological M5-brane\,C6-field on G2-manifold
S-brane
SM2-brane,
membrane instanton
M5-brane instanton
D3-brane instanton
solitons on M5-brane6d (2,0)-superconformal QFT
self-dual stringself-dual B-field
3-brane in 6d

References

The S-brane solutions in type II supergravity and 11-dimensional supergravity were found in

and by a different method in

and the two formulations were shown to be equivalent in

  • Shibaji Roy, On supergravity solutions of space-like Dp-branes, JHEP 0208:025, 2002 (arXiv:hep-th/0205198)

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