Wilson-Polyakov surfaces and M-theory branes

Abstract

In this paper, we study the M-brane description of the Wilson-Polyakov surfaces in six-dimensional (2, 0) field theory at finite temperature. We investigate the membrane solution dual to a straight Wilons-Polyakov surface and compute the interaction potential between two parallel straight strings by using AdS/CFT correspondence. Furthermore we discuss the M5-brane solutions dual to various Wilson-Polyakov surfaces. Finally we obtain a universal result about M5-brane solutions in generic backgrounds.

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@inproceedings{Chen2008WilsonPolyakovSA, title={Wilson-Polyakov surfaces and M-theory branes}, author={Bin Chen and Jun-Bao Wu}, year={2008} }