We investigate magnetic monopole solutions of the non-Abelian Dirac-Born-Infeld (DBI) action describing two coincident non-BPS D9-branes in flat space. Just as in the case of kink and vortex solitonic tachyon solutions of the full DBI non-BPS actions, as previously analyzed by Sen, these monopole configurations are singular in the first instance and require regularization. We discuss a suitable non-Abelian ansatz that describes a pointlike magnetic monopole and show it solves the equations of motion to leading order in the regularization parameter. Fluctuations are studied and shown to describe a codimension three BPS D6-brane, and a formula is derived for its tension.
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - 27 Apr 2010|