Integrable open spin-chains in AdS3/CFT2 correspondences

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JournalPhys. Rev. E
DatePublished - 25 May 2015
Original languageEnglish


We study integrable open boundary conditions for d(2,1;\alpha)^2 and psu(1,1|2)^2 spin-chains. Magnon excitations of these open spin-chains are mapped to massive excitations of type IIB open superstrings ending on D-branes in the AdS_3 x S^3 x S^3 x S^1 and AdS_3 x S^3 x T^4 supergravity geometries with pure R-R flux. We derive reflection matrix solutions of the boundary Yang-Baxter equation which intertwine representations of a variety of boundary coideal subalgebras of the bulk Hopf superalgebra. Many of these integrable boundaries are matched to D1- and D5-brane maximal giant gravitons.

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v1: 61 pages, 6 figures; v2: minor changes and reference added; v3: minor changes, 60 pages, version accepted to journal

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  • hep-th, math-ph, math.MP, nlin.SI

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