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S-duality and topological strings

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.

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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.

Item Type:Article
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
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