Spin-2 excitations in Gaiotto-Maldacena solutions
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In this paper we study spin-2 excitations for a class of N = 2 supersymmetric solutions of type-IIA supergravity found by Gaiotto and Maldacena. The mass spectrum of these excitations can be derived by solving a second order partial differential equation. As specific examples of this class we consider the Abelian and non-Abelian T-dual versions of the AdS5 × S5 and we study the corresponding mass spectra. For the modes that do not “feel” the (non-)Abelian T-duality transformation we provide analytic formulas for the masses, while for the rest we were only able to derive the spectra numerically. The numerical values that correspond to large masses are compared with WKB approximate formulas. We also find a lower bound for the masses. Finally, we study the field theoretical implications of our results and propose dual spin-2 operators.
KeywordsAdS-CFT Correspondence Gauge-gravity correspondence Supersymmetric Gauge Theory
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