## Abstract

We find explicit probe D3-brane solutions in the infrared of the Maldacena-Nuñez background. The solutions describe deformed baryon vertices: [Formula Presented] external quarks are separated in spacetime from the remaining [Formula Presented]. As the separation is taken to infinity we recover known solutions describing infinite confining strings in [Formula Presented] gauge theory. We present results for the mass of finite confining strings as a function of length. We also find probe D2-brane solutions in a confining type IIA geometry, the reduction of a [Formula Presented] holonomy M theory background. The relation between these deformed baryons and confining strings is not as straightforward.

Original language | English |
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Journal | Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology |

Volume | 70 |

Issue number | 6 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 2004 |

Externally published | Yes |