I-odd sector of the Klebanov-Strassler theory

Anatoly Dymarsky, Dmitry Melnikov, Alexander Solovyov

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The Klebanov-Strassler background is invariant under the 2 symmetry , which acts by exchanging the bi-fundamental fields A and B, accompanied by the charge conjugation. We study the background perturbations in the -odd sector and find an exhaustive list of bosonic states invariant under the global SU(2) × SU(2) symmetry. In addition to the scalars identified in an earlier publication arXiv: 0712.4404 we find 7 families of massive states of spin 1. Together with the spin 0 states they form 3 families of massive vector multiplets and 2 families of massive gravitino multiplets, containing a vector, a pseudovector and fermions of spin 3/2 and 1/2. In the conformal Klebanov-Witten case these -odd particles belong to the = 1 superconformal Vector Multiplet I and Gravitino Multiplets II and IV. The operators dual to the -odd singlet sector include those without bi-fundamental fields making an interesting connection with the pure = 1 SYM theory. We calculate the mass spectrum of the corresponding glueballs numerically and discuss possible applications of our results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2009


  • AdS-CFT correspondence
  • Gauge-gravity correspondence
  • Supergravity models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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