Superstring solutions with spontaneously broken four-dimensional symmetries

Sergio Ferrara, Costas Kounnas, Massimo Porrati

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    We construct new string solutions, tachyon-free, and (one-loop) modular invariant by a generalized dimensional reduction procedure, which provides the analog, in string theory, of the Scherk-Schwarz mechanism of supergravity. Gauge symmetry is broken, and the breaking scales are free parameters of the theory.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)500-512
    Number of pages13
    JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
    Issue numberC
    StatePublished - 1988


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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