New N = (0, 4) AdS3 near-horizons in Type IIB

Federico Faedo, Yolanda Lozano, Nicolò Petri

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We construct new families of N = (0, 4) AdS3 × S2 × S˜ 2 × S1 backgrounds fibred over a 2d Riemann surface in Type IIB string theory. These solutions are obtained by extracting the near-horizon limit of D3-brane box configurations, consisting of D3-D5-NS5 branes ending on D5′-NS5′ background branes. We relate our families of solutions to previous AdS3 × S2 × CY2 and AdS3 × S3 × S2 solutions to Type IIA recently constructed in the literature. We construct explicit 2d quiver CFTs associated to the D3-brane box configurations, and check that the central charges match the holographic result. We extend our solutions to include D7-branes, and show that a subclass of these solutions can be interpreted in terms of D3-D5-NS5 defect branes embedded in a 5d fixed point theory. This is explicitly realised by linking our solutions to a 6d domain wall that asymptotes locally the AdS6 × S2 × Σ2 solution T-dual to the Brandhuber-Oz vacuum.

Original languageEnglish
Article number28
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Supergravity Models
  • Supersymmetry and Duality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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