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Vibrating giant spikes and the large-winding sector

Vibrating giant spikes and the large-winding sector
Vibrating giant spikes and the large-winding sector
The single spike is a rigidly rotating classical string configuration closely related to the giant magnon. We calculate bosonic and fermionic modes of this solution, from which we see that it is not supersymmetric. It can be viewed as an excitation above a hoop of string wound around the equator, in the same sense that the magnon is an excitation above an orbiting point particle. We find the operator which plays the role of the Hamiltonian for this sector, which compared to the magnon's Δ-J has the angular momentum replaced by a winding charge. The single spike solution is unstable, and we use the modes to attempt a semi-classical computation of its lifetime.
hep-th
1029-8479
1-32
Abbott, Michael C.
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Aniceto, Inês
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Abbott, Michael C.
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Aniceto, Inês
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Abbott, Michael C. and Aniceto, Inês (2008) Vibrating giant spikes and the large-winding sector. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 06 (088), 1-32. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2008/06/088).

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The single spike is a rigidly rotating classical string configuration closely related to the giant magnon. We calculate bosonic and fermionic modes of this solution, from which we see that it is not supersymmetric. It can be viewed as an excitation above a hoop of string wound around the equator, in the same sense that the magnon is an excitation above an orbiting point particle. We find the operator which plays the role of the Hamiltonian for this sector, which compared to the magnon's Δ-J has the angular momentum replaced by a winding charge. The single spike solution is unstable, and we use the modes to attempt a semi-classical computation of its lifetime.

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Accepted/In Press date: 12 June 2008
Published date: 23 June 2008
Additional Information: 30 pages, 5 figures. v2 has extra references and thanks
Keywords: hep-th

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Local EPrints ID: 424140
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/424140
ISSN: 1029-8479
PURE UUID: 23adaec3-82be-4b83-9f33-dde1d73e68ce

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Date deposited: 05 Oct 2018 11:30
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 17:59

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Author: Michael C. Abbott
Author: Inês Aniceto

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