1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 BPS equations in SUSY Yang-Mills-Higgs systems: Field theoretical brane configurations

Minoru Eto, Youichi Isozumi, Muneto Nitta, Keisuke Ohashi

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We systematically classify 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 BPS equations in SUSY gauge theories in d = 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2 with eight supercharges, with gauge groups and matter contents being arbitrary. Instantons (strings) and vortices (3-branes) are only allowed 1/2 BPS solitons in d = 6 with N = 1 SUSY. We find two 1/4 BPS equations and the unique 1/8 BPS equation in d = 6 by considering configurations made of these field theory branes. All known BPS equations are rederived while many new 1/4 and 1/8 BPS equations are found in dimension less than six by dimensional reductions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-172
Number of pages33
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 18
Externally publishedYes


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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