Uplifting the baryonic branch: A test for backreacting anti-D3-branes

Anatoly Dymarsky, Stefano Massai

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Placing D3 or anti-D3-branes at the tip of the Klebanov-Strassler background results in uplifting the baryonic branch of the moduli space of the dual field theory. In this paper we derive a mass formula for the scalar particle associated with the motion along the baryonic branch, from both open and closed string points of view. We show that both methods give the same mass at linear order in number of (anti)D3-branes, thus providing a comprehensive check for the recently found linearized supergravity solution describing backreacting anti-D3-branes at the tip.

Original languageEnglish
Article number34
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Supersymmetry Breaking


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