T-duality and the case of the disappearing brane

Donald Marolf
2001 Journal of High Energy Physics  
When an NS5-brane crosses a D6-brane, a D4-brane is created stretching between them by the Hanany-Witten effect. However, the T-dual situation involves a Kaluza-Klein monopole crossing a D5-brane and should not result in brane creation. Thus, the newly created D4-brane disappears when T-duality is applied. The T-duality is in a direction transverse to the D4-brane so that one would naively have expected the creation of a D5-brane in the T-dual picture. This situation is investigated via the
more » ... tigated via the corresponding supergravity solutions and the tension with the naive result is resolved. Along the way, a differential form version of the supergravity T-duality relations is developed and some comments are made concerning the flux-expulsion properties of D6-branes.
doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2001/06/036 fatcat:v2llm6eaonea7akxtdpwiy672e