Consistent superconformal boundary states

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We propose a supersymmetric generalization of Cardy's equation for consistent N = 1 superconformal boundary states. We solve this equation for the superconformal minimal models SM(p/p + 2) with p odd, and thereby provide a classification of the possible superconformal boundary conditions. In addition to the Neveu-Schwarz (NS) and Ramond boundary states, there are NS states. The NS and NS boundary states are related by a Z2 'spin-reversal' transformation. We treat the tricritical Ising model as an example, and in an appendix we discuss the (non-superconformal) case of the Ising model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6509-6524
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number33
StatePublished - Aug 24 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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