Invariance theorems for supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories


Journal Article

We consider quantum mechanical Yang-Mills theories with eight supercharges and a Spin(5) × SU(2)Rflavor symmetry. We show that all normalizable ground states in these gauge theories are invariant under this flavor symmetry. This includes, as a special case, all bound states of D0-branes and D4-branes. As a consequence, all bound states of D0-branes are invariant under the Spin(9) flavor symmetry. When combined with index results, this implies that the bound state of two D0-branes is unique.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sethi, S; Stern, M

Published Date

  • March 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 12

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-0753

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1095-0761

Citation Source

  • Scopus