Quantum 3D superstrings

Alexandru Mezincescu, Paul K. Townsend

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Abstract

The classical Green-Schwarz superstring action, with N=1 or N=2 spacetime supersymmetry, exists for spacetime dimensions D=3, 4, 6, 10, but quantization in the light-cone gauge breaks Lorentz invariance unless either D=10, which leads to critical superstring theory, or D=3. We give details of results presented previously for the bosonic and N=1 closed 3D (super)strings and extend them to the N=2 3D superstring. In all cases, the spectrum is parity-invariant and contains anyons of irrational spin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number106006
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume84
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 2011

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Quantum 3D superstrings. / Mezincescu, Alexandru; Townsend, Paul K.

In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol. 84, No. 10, 106006, 08.11.2011.

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