(0,2) elephants

Journal Article

We enumerate massless E6 singlets for (0,2)-compactifications of the heterotic string on a Calabi-Yau threefold with the \standard embedding" in three distinct ways. In the large radius limit of the threefold, these singlets count deformations of the Calabi-Yau together with its tangent bundle. In the \small-radius" limit we apply Landau-Ginzburg methods. In the orbifold limit we use a combination of geometry and free field methods. In general these counts dier. We show how to identify states between these phases and how certain states vanish from the massless spectrum as one deforms the complex structure or Kahler form away from the Gepner point. The appearance of extra singlets for particular values of complex structure is explored in all three pictures, and our results suggest that this does not depend on the Kähler moduli. © SISSA 2012.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aspinwall, PS; Melnikov, IV; Plesser, MR

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2012 / 1

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1126-6708

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/JHEP01(2012)060