D-branes, fluxes and chirality

  title={D-branes, fluxes and chirality},
  author={{\'A}ngel M. Uranga},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
  • Á. Uranga
  • Published 28 January 2002
  • Physics
  • Journal of High Energy Physics
We describe a topological effect on configurations of D-branes in the presence of NS-NS and RR field strength fluxes. The fluxes induce the appearance of chiral anomalies on lower-dimensional submanifolds of the D-brane worldvolume. This anomaly is not associated to a dynamical chiral fermion degree of freedom, but rather should be regarded as an explicit flux-induced anomalous term (Wess-Zumino term) in the action. The anomaly is cancelled by an inflow mechanism, which exploits the fact that… 

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