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Delta-function interactions for the bosonic and spinning strings and the generation of Abelian gauge theory

Edwards, J.P.; Mansfield, P.R.W.

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J.P. Edwards

P.R.W. Mansfield



Abstract

We construct contact interactions for bosonic and spinning strings. In the tensionless limit of the spinning string this reproduces the super-Wilson loop that couples spinor matter to Abelian gauge theory. Adding boundary terms that quantise the motion of charges results in a string model equivalent to spinor QED. The strings represent lines of electric flux connected to the charges. The purely bosonic model is spoilt by divergences that are excluded from the spinning model by world-sheet supersymmetry, indicating a preference for spinor matter.

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Edwards, J., & Mansfield, P. (2015). Delta-function interactions for the bosonic and spinning strings and the generation of Abelian gauge theory. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015(1), Article 127. https://doi.org/10.1007/jhep01%282015%29127

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 21, 2014
Online Publication Date Jan 23, 2015
Publication Date Jan 23, 2015
Deposit Date Mar 5, 2015
Publicly Available Date Apr 15, 2015
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2015
Issue 1
Article Number 127
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/jhep01%282015%29127
Keywords Supersymmetric gauge theory, Field Theories in Lower Dimensions, Wilson, ’t Hooft and Polyakov loops, String Duality.
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1411682

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Open Access, © The Authors. Article funded by SCOAP3. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.






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