Heterotic-string anomalies in (1,0) superspace

M. T. Grisaru, L. Mezincescu, P. K. Townsend

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The supergravitational and super-Weyl anomalies of the heterotic string are computed using the background field method for (1,0) superfield supergravity. The cancellation, at the critical dimension, of the full super-Weyl anomaly is an automatic consequence of our supergraph calculation. The (1,0) superfield action is also given for the "bosonic formulation" of the heterotic string.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 23 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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