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Strings as Flux Tube and Deconfinement on Branes in Gauge Theories

Research paper by Hikaru Kawai, Tsunehide Kuroki

Indexed on: 17 Nov '01Published on: 17 Nov '01Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory



Abstract

We propose gauge theories in which the unstable branes and the fundamental string are realized as classical solutions. While the former are represented by domain wall like configurations of a scalar field coupled to the gauge field, the latter is by a confined flux tube in the bulk. It is shown that the confined flux tube is really a source of the bulk B-field. Our model also provides a natural scenario of the confinement on the brane in the context of the open string tachyon condensation. It is also argued that the fundamental string can be realized as a classical solution in a certain IIB matrix model as in our model.