Excited D-branes and supergravity solutions

Tsuguhiko Asakawa, So Matsuura, Shinpei Kobayashi

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We investigate the general solution with the symmetry ISO(1, p) x SO(9 - p) of Type II supergravity (the three-parameter solution) from the viewpoint of the superstring theory. We find that one of the three parameters (c1) is closely related to the "dilaton charge" and the appearance of the dilaton charge is a consequence of deformations of the boundary condition from that of the boundary state for BPS D-branes. We give three examples of the deformed D-branes by considering the tachyon condensation from systems of DpD̄p-branes, unstable D9-branes and unstable D-instantons to the BPS saturated Dp-branes, respectively. We argue that the deformed systems are generally regarded as tachyonic and/or massive excitations of the open strings on DpD̄p-brane systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1503-1527
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 20
Externally publishedYes


  • Non-BPS D-branes
  • Supergravity solutions
  • Tachyon condensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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