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Spacetime compactification induced by scalars

Gell-Mann, Murray and Zwiebach, Barton (1984) Spacetime compactification induced by scalars. Physics Letters B, 141 (5-6). pp. 333-336. ISSN 0370-2693. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(84)90256-9.

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It is shown that scalars of a nonlinear sigma model coupled to gravity can trigger spontaneous compactification of spacetime if the scalar manifold has an Einstein metric and the scalar self-coupling constant takes a specific value. The compactified space becomes isomorphic to the scalar manifold and the four-dimensional space has no cosmological term at the classical level.

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Additional Information:© 1984 Elsevier. Received 28 March 1984. Work supported in part by the US Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-81-ER40050 and by the Fleischmann Foundation. Work supported by the National Science Foundation under Research Grant No.PHY-82-03424.
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