On normal modes of a warped throat

Marcus K. Benna, Anatoly Dymarsky, Igor R. Klebanov, Alexander Solovyov

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As shown in arXiv:hep-th/0405282, the warped deformed conifold has two bosonic massless modes, a pseudoscalar and a scalar, that are dual to the phase and the modulus of the baryonic condensates in the cascading gauge theory. We reconsider the scalar mode sector, mixing fluctuations of the NS-NS 2-form and the metric, and include non-zero 4-d momentum k μ. The resulting pair of coupled equations produce a discrete spectrum of m 4 2 = -k μ 2 which is interpreted as the spectrum of J PC = 0 +- glueballs in the gauge theory. Similarly, we derive the spectrum of certain pseudoscalar glueballs with J PC = 0 -, which originate from the decoupled fluctuations of the RR 2-form. We argue that each of the massive scalar or pseudoscalar modes we find belongs to a 4-d massive axial vector or vector supermultiplet. We also discuss our results in the context of a finite length throat embedded into a type IIB flux compactification.

Original languageEnglish
Article number070
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008


  • AdS-CFT correspondence
  • Cosmology of theories beyond the SM
  • Gauge-gravity correspondence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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