A nonperturbative description of the GimonPolchinski orientifold
Abstract
A Tdual version of the GimonPolchinski orientifold can be described by a configuration of intersecting Dirichlet sevenbranes and orientifold sevenplanes in the classical finit. We study the modification of this background due to quantum corrections. It is shown that nonperturbative effects split each orientifold plane into a pair of nearly parallel sevenbranes. Furthermore, a pair of intersecting orientifold planes, instead of giving rise to two pairs of intersecting sevenbranes, gives just one pair of sevenbranes, each representing a pair of nearly orthogonal sevenbranes smoothly joined to each other near the wouldbe intersection point. Interpretation of these results from the point of view of the dynamics on a threebrane probe is also discussed.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B
 Pub Date:
 February 1997
 DOI:
 10.1016/S05503213(97)000746
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9611186
 Bibcode:
 1997NuPhB.489..139S
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 LaTeX file, 26 pages, some comments on classical three brane world volume theory have been modified in the light of recent results in hepth/9611222, new references added