## Finite-size Effects from Giant Magnons.

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*Gleb Arutyunova, Sergey Frolov, and Marija Zamaklar, Finite-size Effects from Giant Magnons., Nuclear Physics B, 778, 1-2, 2007, 1-35*

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**Abstract: **

In order to analyze finite-size effects for the gauge-fixed string sigma model on AdS5?S5, we construct one-soliton solutions carrying finite angular momentum J. In the infinite J limit the solutions reduce to the recently constructed one-magnon configuration of Hofman and Maldacena. The solutions do not satisfy the level-matching condition and hence exhibit a dependence on the gauge choice, which however disappears as the size J is taken to infinity. Interestingly, the solutions do not conserve all the global charges of the View the MathML source algebra of the sigma model, implying that the symmetry algebra of the gauge-fixed string sigma model is different from View the MathML source for finite J, once one gives up the level-matching condition. The magnon dispersion relation exhibits exponential corrections with respect to the infinite J solution. We also find a generalisation of our one-magnon configuration to a solution carrying two charges on the sphere. We comment on the possible implications of our findings for the existence of the Bethe ansatz describing the spectrum of strings carrying finite charges.

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http://people.tcd.ie/frolovs
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PUBLISHED
**Author:**FROLOV, SERGEY

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Elsevier
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**Type of material: **

Journal Article#####
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Nuclear Physics B;778;

1-2;

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Mathematics, string theory
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