# Higgsing M2-brane theories

@article{Davey2009HiggsingMT, title={Higgsing M2-brane theories}, author={John Davey and Amihay Hanany and Noppadol Mekareeya and Giuseppe Torri}, journal={Journal of High Energy Physics}, year={2009}, volume={2009}, pages={028-028} }

Connections between dierent M2-brane theories are established via the Higgs mechanism, which can be most eciently studied on brane tilings. This leads to several M2-brane models, with brane tilings or Chern-Simons levels which have not been considered so far. The moduli spaces of these models are identied and examined in detail. The toric diagrams are constructed using Kasteleyn matrices and the forward algorithm.

## 48 Citations

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