The one-instanton contribution to the prepotential for N = 2 supersymmetric gauge theories with classical groups exhibits a universality of form. We extrapolate the observed regularity to SU (N) gauge theory with two antisymmetric hypermultiplets and Nf ≤ 3 hypermultiplets in the defining representation. Using methods developed for the instanton expansion of non-hyperelliptic curves, we construct an effective quartic Seiberg-Witten curve that generates this one-instanton prepotential. We then interpret this curve in terms of an M-theoretic picture involving NS 5-branes, D4-branes, D6-branes, and orientifold sixplanes, and show that for consistency, an infinite chain of 5-branes and orientifold sixplanes is required, corresponding to a curve of infinite order. © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Ennes, Isabel P.; Naculich, Stephen G.; Rhedin, Henric; and Schnitzer, Howard J., "Two antisymmetric hypermultiplets in N = 2 SU(N) gauge theory: Seiberg-Witten curve and M-theory interpretation" (1999). Physics Faculty Publications. 147.