Duality of Chiral N = 1 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories via Branes

@inproceedings{Landsteiner1998DualityOC,
  title={Duality of Chiral N = 1 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories via Branes},
  author={Karl Landsteiner and Esperanza L{\'o}pez and David A. Lowe},
  year={1998}
}
Using a six-orientifold on top of a NS-fivebrane we construct a chiral N = 1 supersymmetric gauge theory in four dimensions with gauge group SU(Nc) and matter in the symmetric, antisymmetric and (anti)fundamental representations. Anomaly cancellation is fulfilled by the requirement of a smooth RR 7-form charge distribution and leads us to the introduction of 8 half D-sixbranes ending on the NS-fivebrane. We obtain the dual model from branes by a linking number argument. We check explicitly the… CONTINUE READING