We construct the most general non-extremal deformation of the D-instanton solution with maximal rotational symmetry. The general non-supersymmetric solution carries electric charges of the SL(2,Bbb R) symmetry, which correspond to each of the three conjugacy classes of SL(2,Bbb R). Our calculations naturally generalise to arbitrary dimensions and arbitrary dilaton couplings. We show that for specific values of the dilaton coupling parameter, the non-extremal instanton solutions can be viewed as wormholes of non-extremal Reissner-Nordström black holes in one higher dimension. We extend this result by showing that for other values of the dilaton coupling parameter, the non-extremal instanton solutions can be uplifted to non-extremal non-dilatonic p-branes in p+1 dimensions higher. Finally, we attempt to consider the solutions as instantons of (compactified) type-IIB superstring theory. In particular, we derive an elegant formula for the instanton action. We conjecture that the non-extremal D-instantons can contribute to the R8-terms in the type-IIB string effective action.
Journal of High Energy Physics
- Pub Date:
- October 2004
- Solitons Monopoles and Instantons p-branes Superstring Vacua Global Symmetries;
- High Energy Physics - Theory
- 31 pages, 4 figures. v3: minor correction and reference added