Trajectories of strings with rigidity

T. L. Curtright, G. I. Ghandour, C. B. Thorn, C. K. Zachos

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Classical solutions of elastic strings (i.e., strings with actions which depend on the extrinsic curvature of the world sheet) are studied to determine Regge trajectories. For open strings, our classical solutions are identical to those for the conventional Nambu-Goto action. However, for closed strings, new solutions give nonlinear trajectories that include finite-energy, static configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-802
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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