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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2011, Article ID 241419, 18 pages
Research Article

A Deconstruction Lattice Description of the D1/D5 Brane World-Volume Gauge Theory

Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180, USA

Received 18 March 2011; Accepted 16 June 2011

Academic Editor: Anastasios Petkou

Copyright © 2011 Joel Giedt. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


I generalize the deconstruction lattice formulation of Endres and Kaplan to two-dimensional super-QCD with eight supercharges, denoted by (4,4), and bifundamental matter. I specialize to a particularly interesting (4,4) gauge theory, with gauge group U(Nc)×U(Nf), and U(Nf) being weakly gauged. It describes the infrared limit of the D1/D5 brane system, which has been studied extensively as an example of the AdS3/CFT2 correspondence. The construction here preserves two supercharges exactly and has a lattice structure quite similar to that which has previously appeared in the deconstruction approach, that is, site, link, and diagonal fields with both the Bose and Fermi statistics. I remark on possible applications of the lattice theory that would test the AdS3/CFT2 correspondence, particularly one that would exploit the recent worldsheet instanton analysis of Chen and Tong.