Spiked instantons from intersecting D-branes

Nikita Nekrasov, Naveen S. Prabhakar

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The moduli space of spiked instantons that arises in the context of the BPS/CFT correspondence [22] is realised as the moduli space of classical vacua, i.e. low-energy open string field configurations, of a certain stack of intersecting D1-branes and D5-branes in Type IIB string theory. The presence of a constant B-field induces an interesting dynamics involving the tachyon condensation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-300
Number of pages44
JournalNuclear Physics B
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


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