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Supersymmetric self-gravitating solitons
Nuclear Physics B
  • G Gibbons
  • David Kastor, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • L London
  • P Townsend
  • Jennie Traschen, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
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We show that the “instantonic” soliton of five-dimensional Yang-Mills theory and the closely related BPS monopole of four-dimensional Yang-Mills/Higgs theory continue to be exact static, and stable, solutions of these field theories even after the inclusion of gravitational, electromagnetic and, in the four-dimensional case, dilatonic interactions, provided that certain non-minimal interactions are included. With the inclusion of these interactions, which would be required by supersymmetry, these exact self-gravitating solitons saturate a gravitational version of the Bogomol'nyi bound on the energy of an arbitrary field configuration.
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G Gibbons, David Kastor, L London, P Townsend, et al.. "Supersymmetric self-gravitating solitons" Nuclear Physics B Vol. 416 Iss. 3 (1994)
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