We find the classical supersymmetric vacuum states of a class of N =1* field theories obtained by mass deforming superconformal models with simple gauge groups and N =4 or N =2 supersymmetry. In particular, new classical vacuum states for mass-deformed N =4 models with Sp(2N) and SO(N) gauge symmetry are found. We also derive the classical vacua for various mass-deformed N =2 models with Sp(2N) and SU(N) gauge groups and antisymmetric (and symmetric) hypermultiplets. We suggest interpretations of the mass-deformed vacua in terms of three-branes expanded into five-brane configurations. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.
Naculich, Stephen G.; Schnitzer, Howard J.; and Wyllard, Niclas, "Vacuum states of N =1* mass deformations of N =4 and N =2 conformal gauge theories and their brane interpretations" (2001). Physics Faculty Publications. 144.