Randall-Sundrum brane tensions Academic Article uri icon


  • We show that the singular sources in the energy-momentum tensor for the Randall-Sundrum brane world, viewed as a solution of type IIB supergravity, are composed of two elements. One of these is a D3-brane source with tension opposite in sign to the RS tension in five dimensions; the other arises from patching two regions of flat ten-dimensional spacetime. This resolves an apparent discrepancy between supersymmetry and the sign and magnitude of the RS tension.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Cvetic, M., Duff, M. J., Liu, J. T., Lu, H., Pope, C. N., & Stelle, K. S.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Cvetic, M||Duff, MJ||Liu, JT||Lu, H||Pope, CN||Stelle, KS

publication date

  • July 2001