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Noncritical superstrings in a Ramond-Ramond background

Kapustin, Anton (2004) Noncritical superstrings in a Ramond-Ramond background. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2004 (6). Art. No.-024. ISSN 1126-6708. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:KAPjhep04c

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Abstract

We use the recently found matrix description of noncritical superstring theory of type-0A to compute tachyon scattering amplitudes in a background with a RR flux. We find that after the string coupling is multiplicatively renormalized, the amplitudes in any genus become polynomial in the RR flux. We propose that in the limit where both the string coupling and the RR flux go to infinity, the theory has a weakly-coupled description in terms of another superstring theory with a vanishingly small RR flux. This duality exchanges the inverse string coupling and the 0-brane charge. The dual superstring theory must have a peculiar property that its only field-theoretic degree of freedom is a massless RR scalar.


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Additional Information:© Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited 2004. Received 1 June 2004, accepted for publication 15 June 2004. Published 28 June 2004. I am grateful to Jaume Gomis for useful discussions. This work was supported in part by the DOE grant DE-FG03-92-ER40701.
Subject Keywords:superstrings and heterotic strings, matrix models, DEFORMED MATRIX MODEL, 2-DIMENSIONAL STRING THEORY, EXACT S-MATRIX, BLACK-HOLE
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:KAPjhep04c
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:KAPjhep04c
Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1126-6708/2004/06/024
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:06 Sep 2005
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