The 's-rule' exclusion principle and vacuum interpolation in worldvolume dynamics

  title={The 's-rule' exclusion principle and vacuum interpolation in worldvolume dynamics},
  author={Joaquim Gomis and Paul K. Townsend and Mattias N. R. Wohlfarth},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
We show how the worldvolume realization of the Hanany-Witten effect for a supersymmetric D5-brane in a D3 background also provides a classical realization of the `s-rule' exclusion principle. Despite the supersymmetry, the force on the D5-brane vanishes only in the D5 `ground state', which is shown to interpolate between 6-dimensional Minkowski space and an OSp(4*|4)-invariant AdS2 × S4 geometry. The M-theory analogue of these results is briefly discussed. 

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