defect brane




A defect brane (Bershoeff-Ortin-Riccioni 11) is a brane of codimension 2; such as a cosmic strings in 4-dimensional spacetime or a D7-brane in type IIB string theory or the 3-brane in 6d.


The term “defect brane” was introduced in:

See also:

  • Allan Bayntun, C.P. Burgess, Leo van Nierop, Codimension-2 Brane-Bulk Matching: Examples from Six and Ten Dimensions, New J. Phys. 12:075015, 2010 (arXiv:0912.3039)

  • Takashi Okada, Yuho Sakatani, Defect branes as Alice strings, JHEP 1503 (2015) 131 (arXiv:1411.1043, doi:10.1007/JHEP03(2015)131)

  • Yosuke Imamura, Hirotaka Kato, Codimension-2 brane solutions of maximal supergravities in 9, 8, and 7 dimensions, Prog. Theor. Exp. Phys. (2018) (arXiv:1711.03242, doi:10.1093/ptep/pty045)

Discussion of defect (p,q)5-branes:

Discussion of codimension-2 defects in the M5-brane worldvolume, hence defect branes in little string theory:

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