Fermions on colliding branes

Gary Gibbons, Kei ichi Maeda, Yu ichi Takamizu*

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We study the behaviour of five-dimensional fermions localized on branes, which we describe by domain walls, when two parallel branes collide in a five-dimensional Minkowski background spacetime. We find that most fermions are localized on both branes as a whole even after collision. However, how much fermions are localized on which brane depends sensitively on the incident velocity and the coupling constants unless the fermions exist on both branes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 29
Externally publishedYes


  • Brane world
  • Collision of branes
  • Fermion localization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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