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Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2017:11

First Online: 03 August 2017Received: 13 June 2017Accepted: 26 July 2017Abstract

We use brane techniques to study the space of vacua of abelian 3d \ \mathcal{N}=3 \ gauge theories. The coordinates on these spaces are the vevs of chiral monopole and meson operators, which are realized in the type IIB brane configuration of the theory by adding semi-infinite 1, k strings or F1 strings. The study of various brane setups allows us to determine a basis of chiral operators and chiral ring relations relevant to each branch of vacua, leading to the algebraic description of these branches. The method is mostly graphical and does not require actual computations. We apply it and provide explicit results in various examples. For linear quivers we find that the space of vacua has in general a collection of Coulomb-like branches, a Higgs branch and mixed branches. For circular quivers we find an extra branch, the geometric branch, parametrized by monopoles with equal magnetic charges in all U1 nodes and meson operators. We explain how to include FI and mass deformations. We also study \ \mathcal{N}=3 \ theories realized with p, q 5-branes.

KeywordsD-branes Field Theories in Lower Dimensions Supersymmetric Gauge Theory ArXiv ePrint: 1706.00793

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Author: Benjamin Assel


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