Nekrasov, Nikita and Ooguri, Hirosi and Vafa, Cumrun (2004) S-duality and topological strings. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2004 (10). Art. No. 009. ISSN 1126-6708. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:NEKjhep04
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In this paper we show how S-duality of type-IIB superstrings leads to an S-duality relating A- and B-model topological strings on the same Calabi-Yau as had been conjectured recently: D-instantons of the B-model correspond to A-model perturbative amplitudes and D-instantons of the A-model capture perturbative B-model amplitudes. Moreover this confirms the existence of new branes in the two models. As an application we explain the recent results concerning A-model topological strings on Calabi-Yau and its equivalence to the statistical mechanical model of melting crystal.
|Additional Information:||Copyright © Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited 2004. Received 4 October 2004, accepted for publication 5 October 2004. Published 20 October 2004.|
|Subject Keywords:||D-branes; topological strings|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||10 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 08:52|
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