D-branes in overcritical electric fields

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JournalPhys.Rev. D
DatePublished - 10 Aug 2005
Volume73
Pages (from-to)026006
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We collect some arguments for treating a D-brane with overcritical electric field as a well-posed initial condition for a D-brane decay. Within the field theoretical toy model of Minahan and Zwiebach we give an estimate for the condensates of the related infinite tower of tachyonic excitations.

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11 pages, 2 figures; references and comments added, version to appear
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  • hep-th

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