Enhanced gauge symmetries and Calabi-Yau threefolds

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We consider the general case of a type IIA string compactified on a Calabi-Yau manifold which has a heterotic dual description. It is shown that the nonabelian gauge symmetries which can appear nonperturbatively in the type II string but which are understood perturbatively in the heterotic string are purely a result of string-string duality in six dimensions. We illustrate this with some examples.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aspinwall, PS

Published Date

  • March 28, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 371 / 3-4

Start / End Page

  • 231 - 237

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0370-2693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0370-2693(96)00003-2

Citation Source

  • Scopus