Spatially modulated and supersymmetric deformations of ABJM theory

  • Igal Arav
  • Jerome P. GauntlettEmail author
  • Matthew M. Roberts
  • Christopher Rosen
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We construct supersymmetric solutions of D = 11 supergravity, preserving 1/4 of the supersymmetry, that are holographically dual to ABJM theory which has been deformed by spatially varying mass terms depending on one of the two spatial directions. We show that the BPS equations reduce to the Helmholtz equation on the complex plane leading to rich classes of new solutions. In particular, the construction gives rise to infinite classes of supersymmetric boomerang RG flows, as well as generalising a known Janus solution.


AdS-CFT Correspondence Gauge-gravity correspondence Supersymmetric Gauge Theory Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igal Arav
    • 1
  • Jerome P. Gauntlett
    • 1
    Email author
  • Matthew M. Roberts
    • 1
  • Christopher Rosen
    • 1
  1. 1.Blackett LaboratoryImperial CollegeLondonU.K.

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