The role of a dynamical measure and dynamical tension in brane creation and growth

Stefano Ansoldi, Eduardo I. Guendelman, Euro Spallucci

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Abstract

The use of a non-Riemannian measure of integration in the action of strings and branes allows the possibility of dynamical tension. In particular, lower dimensional objects living in the string/brane can induce discontinuities in the tension: the effect of pair creation on the string tension is studied. We then investigate the role that these new features can play in string and brane creation and growth. A mechanism is studied by means of which a scalar field can transfer its energy to the tension of strings and branes. An infinite-dimensional symmetry group of this theory is discussed. Creation and growth of bubbles in a formulation that requires mass generation for the bulk gauge fields coupled to the branes is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2055-2065
Number of pages11
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Volume21
Issue number27
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Cosmology
  • Strings and branes

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