An N=2 worldsheet approach to D-branes in bihermitian geometries:II. The general case

Alexandre Sevrin, Wieland Staessens, Alexander Wijns

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We complete the investigation of N=(2,2) supersymmetric nonlinear sigma-models in the presence of a boundary. We study the full bihermitian geometry parameterized by chiral, twisted chiral and semi-chiral superfields and identify the D-brane configurations preserving an N=2 worldsheet supersymmetry. Combining twisted with semi-chiral superfields leads to a clearly defined notion of lagrangian and coisotropic branes generalizing lagrangian and coisotropic A-branes on Kahler manifolds to manifolds which are not necessarily Kahler (but still bihermitian). Adding chiral fields complicates the picture and results in hybrid configurations interpolating between lagrangian/coisotropic branes and branes wrapping around a holomorphic cycle. Even here the branes can be viewed as coisotropic submanifolds albeit in a generalized sense. All supersymmetric D-brane configurations are characterized in the context of generalized complex geometry. Duality transformations interchanging the various types of superfields while preserving all supersymmetries are explicitly constructed and provide for a powerful technique to construct various highly non-trivial D-brane configurations. Several explicit examples are given.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105
Pages (from-to)1-56
Number of pages57
JournalThe Journal of high energy physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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