Liouville and toda solitons in M-theory Academic Article uri icon


  • We study the general form of the equations for isotropic single-scalar, multi-scalar and dyonic p-branes in superstring theory and M-theory, and show that they can be cast into the form of Liouville, Toda (or Toda-like) equations. The general solutions describe non-extremal isotropic p-branes, reducing to the previously-known extremal solutions in limiting cases. In the non-extremal case, the dilatonic scalar fields are finite at the outer event horizon.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Lu, H., Pope, C. N., & Xu, K. W.

citation count

  • 47

complete list of authors

  • Lu, H||Pope, CN||Xu, KW

publication date

  • July 1996