3D N = 2 massive super Yang-Mills and membranes/D2-branes in a curved background

Seungjoon Hyun, Sang Heon Yi, Jeong Hyuck Park

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We present a three dimensional novel massive N = 2 super Yang-Mills action as a low energy effective worldvolume description of the D2-branes on a pp-wave. The action contains the Myers term, mass terms for three Higgs, and terms mixing the electric fields with other two Higgs. We derive the action in three different ways, from the M-theory matrix model, from the supermembrane action, and from the Dirac-Born-Infeld action. We verify the consistent mutual agreement and comment how each approach is complementary to another. In particular, we give the eleven dimensional geometric interpretation of the vacua in the worldvolume theory as the membranes tilted to the eleventh direction with the giant gravitons around.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-79
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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