Relating conifold geometries to NS5branes
Abstract
We construct the first known example of a near horizon supergravity solution for a pair of NS5branes, intersecting on R and localised in all directions except a single transverse circle. We do this by establishing an explicit map between the conifold metric and the near horizon geometry of two intersecting NS5branes, clarifying and correcting a number of open issues in the literature en route. Our technique is general in nature and may be applied to a whole class of 1/4BPS fivebrane webs and their geometric duals. These 1/4BPS solutions may have an interesting holographic interpretation in terms of little string theory.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B
 Pub Date:
 August 2011
 DOI:
 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2011.04.003
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1101.3552
 Bibcode:
 2011NuPhB.849..573M
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 49 pages, harvmac