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Paper   IPM / Physic / 7156
School of Physics
  Title:   Branes at Angles from DBI Action
  Author(s):  R. Abbaspur
  Status:   Preprint
  No.:  0
  Year:  1999
  Supported by:  IPM
In this paper we investigate about several configurations of two intersecting branes at arbitrary angles. We choose the viewpoint of a brane source and a brane probe and use the low-energy dynamics of p-branes. For each p-brane this dynamics is governed by a generic DBI action including a WZ term, which couples to the SUGRA background of the other brane. The analysis naturally reveals two types of configurations: the "marginal" and the "non-marginal" ones. We specify possible configurations for a pair of similar or non-similar branes in either of these two categories. In particular, for two similar branes at angles, this analysis reveals that all the marginal configurations are specified by SU(2) angles while the non-marginal configurations are specified by Sp(2) angles. On the other hand, we find that no other configuration of two intersecting branes at non-trivial angles can be constructed out of flat p-branes. So in particular, two non-similar branes can only be found in an orthogonal configuration. In this case the intersection rules for either of the marginal or non-marginal configurations are derived, which thereby provide interpretations for the known results from supergravity.

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