TY - JOUR

T1 - On the M-theory approach to (compactified) 5D field theories

AU - Brandhuber, A.

AU - Itzhaki, N.

AU - Sonnenschein, J.

AU - Theisen, S.

AU - Yankielowicz, S.

N1 - Funding Information:
’ Research supported in part by: the German-Israeli Foundation
Funding Information:
for Scientific Research, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities - Centers of Excellence Program, the European Commission TMR Programme ERBFMRX-CT964045 in which S.T. is associated to HU-Berlin, the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation and by the Israel Science Foundation.

PY - 1997/12/11

Y1 - 1997/12/11

N2 - We construct M-theory curves associated with brane configurations of SU(N), SO(N) and Sp(2N) 5D supersymmetric gauge theories compactified on a circle. From the curves we can account for all the existing different SU(N) field theories with Nf ≤ 2N. This is the correct bound for N ≥ 3. We remark on the exceptional case SU(2). The bounds obtained for SO(N) and Sp(2N) are Nf ≤ N - 4 and Nf ≤ 2N + 4, respectively.

AB - We construct M-theory curves associated with brane configurations of SU(N), SO(N) and Sp(2N) 5D supersymmetric gauge theories compactified on a circle. From the curves we can account for all the existing different SU(N) field theories with Nf ≤ 2N. This is the correct bound for N ≥ 3. We remark on the exceptional case SU(2). The bounds obtained for SO(N) and Sp(2N) are Nf ≤ N - 4 and Nf ≤ 2N + 4, respectively.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(97)01249-5

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(97)01249-5

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AN - SCOPUS:0001186056

SN - 0370-2693

VL - 415

SP - 127

EP - 134

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

IS - 2

ER -