Point-like instantons on K3 orbifolds

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The map between the moduli space of F-theory (or type II string) compactifications and heterotic string compactifications can be considerably simplified by using "stable degenerations". We discuss how this method applies to both the E8 × E8 and the Spin(32)/ℤ2 heterotic string. As a simple application of the method we derive some basic properties of the non-perturbative physics of collections of E8 or Spin(32)/ℤ2 point-like instantons sitting at ADE singularities on a K3 surface. © 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aspinwall, PS; Morrison, DR

Published Date

  • October 20, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 503 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 533 - 564

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0550-3213

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0550-3213(97)00516-6

Citation Source

  • Scopus