Novel branches of (0, 2) theories

Journal Article

We show that recently proposed linear sigma models with torsion can be obtained from unconventional branches of conventional gauge theories. This observation puts models with log interactions on firm footing. If non-anomalous multiplets are integrated out, the resulting low-energy theory involves log interactions of neutral fields. For these cases, we find a sigma model geometry which is both non-toric and includes brane sources. These are heterotic sigma models with branes. Surprisingly, there are massive models with compact complex non-Kähler target spaces, which include brane/anti-brane sources. The simplest conformal models describe wrapped heterotic NS5-branes. We present examples of both types. © SISSA 2012.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Quigley, C; Sethi, S; Stern, M

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2012 / 9

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1126-6708

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/JHEP09(2012)0641