Localized backreacted flavor branes in holographic QCD

Benjamin A. Burrington, Vadim S. Kaplunovsky, Jacob Sonnenschein

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We investigate the perturbative (in g sN D8) backreaction of localized D8 branes in D4-D8 systems including in particular the Sakai Sugimoto model. We write down the explicit expressions of the backreacted metric, dilaton and RR form. We find that the backreaction remains small up to a radial value of u << ℓ s/(g sN D8), and that the background functions are smooth except at the D8 sources. In this perturbative window, the original embedding remains a solution to the equations of motion. Furthermore, the fluctuations around the original embedding, describing scalar mesons, do not become tachyonic due to the backreaction in the perturbative regime. This is is due to a cancelation between the DBI and CS parts of the D8 brane action in the perturbed background.

Original languageEnglish
Article number001
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2008


  • AdS-CFT correspondence
  • Gauge-gravity correspondence
  • Intersecting branes models


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