We construct supersymmetric AdS$_4 imesSigma$ solutions of $D=6$ gauged supergravity, where $Sigma$ is a two-dimensional orbifold known as a spindle. These uplift to solutions of massive type IIA supergravity using a general prescription, that we describe. We argue that these solutions correspond to the near-horizon limit of a system of $N_f$ D8-branes, together with $N$ D4-branes wrapped on a spindle, embedded as a holomorphic curve inside a Calabi-Yau three-fold. The dual field theories are $d=3$, ${cal N }= 2$ SCFTs that arise from a twisted compactification of the $d=5$, ${cal N}=1$ $USp(2N)$ gauge theory. We show that the holographic free energy associated to these solutions is reproduced by extremizing an off-shell free energy, that we conjecture to arise in the large $N$ limit of the localized partition function of the $d=5$ theories on $S^3 imesSigma$. We formulate a universal proposal for a class of off-shell free energies, whose extremization reproduces all previous results for branes wrapped on spindles, as well as on genus $mathrm{g}$ Riemann surfaces $Sigma_{mathrm{g}}$. We further illustrate this proposal discussing D4-branes wrapped on $Sigma imesSigma_{mathrm{g}}$, for which we present a supersymmetric AdS$_2 imesSigma imesSigma_{mathrm{g}}$ solution of $D=6$ gauged supergravity along with the associated entropy function.

D4-branes wrapped on a spindle

Federico Faedo;Dario Martelli
2022

Abstract

We construct supersymmetric AdS$_4 imesSigma$ solutions of $D=6$ gauged supergravity, where $Sigma$ is a two-dimensional orbifold known as a spindle. These uplift to solutions of massive type IIA supergravity using a general prescription, that we describe. We argue that these solutions correspond to the near-horizon limit of a system of $N_f$ D8-branes, together with $N$ D4-branes wrapped on a spindle, embedded as a holomorphic curve inside a Calabi-Yau three-fold. The dual field theories are $d=3$, ${cal N }= 2$ SCFTs that arise from a twisted compactification of the $d=5$, ${cal N}=1$ $USp(2N)$ gauge theory. We show that the holographic free energy associated to these solutions is reproduced by extremizing an off-shell free energy, that we conjecture to arise in the large $N$ limit of the localized partition function of the $d=5$ theories on $S^3 imesSigma$. We formulate a universal proposal for a class of off-shell free energies, whose extremization reproduces all previous results for branes wrapped on spindles, as well as on genus $mathrm{g}$ Riemann surfaces $Sigma_{mathrm{g}}$. We further illustrate this proposal discussing D4-branes wrapped on $Sigma imesSigma_{mathrm{g}}$, for which we present a supersymmetric AdS$_2 imesSigma imesSigma_{mathrm{g}}$ solution of $D=6$ gauged supergravity along with the associated entropy function.
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http://arxiv.org/abs/2111.13660v2
High Energy Physics - Theory
Federico Faedo; Dario Martelli
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