Intersection rules for pbranes
Abstract
We present a general rule determining how extremal branes can intersect in a configuration with zero binding energy. The rule is derived in a model independent way and in arbitrary spacetime dimensions D by solving the equations of motion of gravity coupled to a dilaton and several different nform field strengths. The intersection rules are all compatible with supersymmetry, although derived without using it. We then specialize to the branes occurring in type II string theories and in Mtheory. We show that the intersection rules are consistent with the picture that open branes can have boundaries on some other branes. In particular, all the Dbranes of dimension q, with 1 <= q <= 6, can have boundaries on the solitonic 5brane.
 Publication:

Physics Letters B
 Pub Date:
 February 1997
 DOI:
 10.1016/S03702693(97)002050
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9701042
 Bibcode:
 1997PhLB..398...61A
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 15 pages, LaTeX, no figures. One reference modified