Periodic arrays of M2-branes

Imtak Jeon*, Neil Lambert, Paul Richmond

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We consider periodic arrays of M2-branes in the ABJM model in the spirit of a circle compactification to D2-branes in type IIA string theory. The result is a curious formulation of three-dimensional maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in terms of fermions, seven transverse scalars, a non-dynamical gauge field and an additional scalar 'dual gluon'. Upon further T-duality on a tansverse torus we obtain a non-manifest-Lorentz-invariant description of five-dimensional maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills. Here the additional scalar field can be thought of as the components of a two-form along the torus. This action can be viewed as an M-theory description of M5-branes on T-3.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100
Pages (from-to)N/A
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012


  • Brane Dynamics in Gauge Theories
  • Extended Supersymmetry
  • M-Theory


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