An N = 2 dual pair and a phase transition

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We carefully analyze the N = 2 dual pair of string theories in four dimensions introduced by Ferrara, Harvey, Strominger and Vafa. The analysis shows that a second discrete degree of freedom must be switched on in addition to the known "Wilson line" to achieve a non-perturbatively consistent theory. We also identify the phase transition this model undergoes into another dual pair via a process analogous to a conifold transition. This provides the first known example of a phase transition which is understood from both the type II and the heterotic string picture.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aspinwall, PS

Published Date

  • January 29, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 460 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 57 - 76

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0550-3213

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00611-7

Citation Source

  • Scopus