Quasinormal modes for nonextreme Dp-branes and thermalizations of super-Yang-Mills theories

Kengo Maeda, Makoto Natsuume, Takashi Okamura

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The nonextreme Dp-brane solutions in type II supergravity (in the near-horizon limit) are expected to be dual to (p+1)-dimensional noncompact supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories at finite temperature. We study the translationally invariant perturbations along the branes in those backgrounds and calculate quasinormal frequencies numerically. These frequencies should determine the thermalization time scales in the dual Yang-Mills theories.

Original languageEnglish
Article number086012
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 15


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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