Publication Date

1994

Journal or Book Title

Nuclear Physics B

Abstract

We show that the “instantonic” soliton of five-dimensional Yang-Mills theory and the closely related BPS monopole of four-dimensional Yang-Mills/Higgs theory continue to be exact static, and stable, solutions of these field theories even after the inclusion of gravitational, electromagnetic and, in the four-dimensional case, dilatonic interactions, provided that certain non-minimal interactions are included. With the inclusion of these interactions, which would be required by supersymmetry, these exact self-gravitating solitons saturate a gravitational version of the Bogomol'nyi bound on the energy of an arbitrary field configuration.

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This is the pre-published version harvested from ArXiv. The published version is located at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TVC-472T3C1-1MJ&_user=1516330&_coverDate=04%2F04%2F1994&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_origin=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000053443&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=1516330&md5=c1e1ffe1caa086ba65cd6da2caa5a698&searchtype=a

Volume

416

Pages

850-880

Issue

3

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