TY - JOUR

T1 - Level-rank duality in Chern-Simons theory from a non-supersymmetric brane configuration

AU - Armoni, Adi

AU - Ireson, Edwin

PY - 2014/12/2

Y1 - 2014/12/2

N2 - We derive level-rank duality in pure Chern-Simons gauge theories from a non-supersymmetric Seiberg duality by using a non-supersymmetric brane configuration in type IIB string theory. The brane configuration consists of fivebranes, N D3 antibranes and an O3 plane. By swapping the fivebranes we derive a 3d non-supersymmetric Seiberg duality. After level shifts from loop effects, this identifies the IR of Sp(2N)2k-2N+2 and Sp(2k-2N+2)-2N pure Chern-Simons theories, which is a level-rank pair. We also derive level-rank duality in a Chern-Simons theory based on a unitary group.

AB - We derive level-rank duality in pure Chern-Simons gauge theories from a non-supersymmetric Seiberg duality by using a non-supersymmetric brane configuration in type IIB string theory. The brane configuration consists of fivebranes, N D3 antibranes and an O3 plane. By swapping the fivebranes we derive a 3d non-supersymmetric Seiberg duality. After level shifts from loop effects, this identifies the IR of Sp(2N)2k-2N+2 and Sp(2k-2N+2)-2N pure Chern-Simons theories, which is a level-rank pair. We also derive level-rank duality in a Chern-Simons theory based on a unitary group.

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U2 - 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.11.013

DO - 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.11.013

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84911077510

VL - 739

SP - 387

EP - 390

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

ER -