Hybrid conformal field theories


Journal Article

We describe a class of (2,2) superconformal field theories obtained by fibering a Landau-Ginzburg orbifold CFT over a compact Kähler base manifold. While such models are naturally obtained as phases in a gauged linear sigma model, our construction is independent of such an embedding. We discuss the general properties of such theories and present a technique to study the massless spectrum of the associated heterotic compactification. We test the validity of our method by applying it to hybrid phases of linear models and comparing spectra among the phases. © 2014 The Author(s).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bertolini, M; Melnikov, IV; Plesser, MR

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2014 / 5

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1029-8479

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1126-6708

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/JHEP05(2014)043

Citation Source

  • Scopus