TY - JOUR

T1 - A soluble string theory of hadrons

AU - Gimon, Eric G.

AU - Pando Zayas, Leopolde A.

AU - Sonnenschein, Jacob

AU - Strassler, Matthew J.

PY - 2003/5/1

Y1 - 2003/5/1

N2 - We consider Penrose limits of the Klebanov-Strassler and Maldacena-Núñez holographic duals to N = 1 supersymmetric Yang-Mills. By focusing in on the IR region we obtain exactly solvable string theory models. These represent the nonrelativistic motion and low-lying excitations of heavy hadrons with mass proportional to a large global charge. We argue that these hadrons, both physically and mathematically, take the form of heavy nonrelativistic strings; we term them "annulons." A simple toy model of a string boosted along a compact circle allows us considerable insight into their properties. We also calculate the Wilson loop carrying large global charge and show the effect of confinement is quadratic, not linear, in the string tension.

AB - We consider Penrose limits of the Klebanov-Strassler and Maldacena-Núñez holographic duals to N = 1 supersymmetric Yang-Mills. By focusing in on the IR region we obtain exactly solvable string theory models. These represent the nonrelativistic motion and low-lying excitations of heavy hadrons with mass proportional to a large global charge. We argue that these hadrons, both physically and mathematically, take the form of heavy nonrelativistic strings; we term them "annulons." A simple toy model of a string boosted along a compact circle allows us considerable insight into their properties. We also calculate the Wilson loop carrying large global charge and show the effect of confinement is quadratic, not linear, in the string tension.

KW - AdS-CFT and dS-CFT Correspondence

KW - Penrose limit and pp-wave background

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U2 - 10.1088/1126-6708/2003/05/039

DO - 10.1088/1126-6708/2003/05/039

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AN - SCOPUS:23044491141

SN - 1029-8479

VL - 7

SP - 863

EP - 903

JO - Journal of High Energy Physics

JF - Journal of High Energy Physics

IS - 5

ER -