Domain walls from anti-de Sitter space-time Academic Article uri icon


  • We examine (D-2)-brane solutions in supergravities, showing that they fall into four categories depending on the details of the dilaton coupling. In general they describe domain walls, although in one of the four categories the metric describes anti-de Sitter space-time. We study this case, and its S1 dimensional reduction to a more conventional domain wall in detail, focussing in particular on the manner in which the unbroken supersymmetry of the anti-de Sitter solution is partially broken by the dimensional reduction to the domain wall.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Lu, H., Pope, C. N., & Townsend, P. K.

citation count

  • 86

publication date

  • January 1997