## Abstract

Motivated by a recent observation that the LLM geometries admit 1/4-BPS M5-brane probes with worldvolume AdS_{3} × Σ_{2} × S^{1} preserving the R-symmetry, SU(2) × U(1), we initiate a classification of the most general AdS_{3}×S^{2} geometries in M-theory dual to two-dimensional chiral N = (4, 0) SCFTs. We retain all field strengths consistent with symmetry and derive the torsion conditions for the internal six-manifold, M_{6}, in terms of two linearly independent spinors. Surprisingly, we identify three Killing directions for M_{6}, but only two of these generate isometries of the overall ansatz. We show that the existence of this third direction depends on the norm of the spinors. With the torsion conditions derived, we establish the MSW solution as the only solution in the class where M_{6} is an SU(3)-structure manifold. Then, specialising to the case where the spinors define an SU(2)-structure, we note that supersymmetry dictates that all magnetic fluxes necessarily thread the S^{2}. Finally, by assuming that the two remaining Killing directions are parallel and aligned with one of the two vectors defining the SU(2)-structure, we derive a general relationship for the two spinors before extracting a known class of solutions from the torsion conditions.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 114 |

Journal | Journal of High Energy Physics |

Volume | 2010 |

Issue number | 8 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2010 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- M-Theory
- Supergravity Models

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