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Title: Mirror Symmetry for Open Strings

Abstract

The authors discuss the generation of superpotentials in d = 4, N = 1 supersymmetric field theories arising from type IIA D6-branes wrapped on supersymmetric three-cycles of a Calabi-Yau threefold. In general, nontrivial superpotentials arise from sums over disc instantons. They then find several examples of special Lagrangian three-cycles with nontrivial topology which are mirror to obstructed rational curves, conclusively demonstrating the existence of such instanton effects. In addition, they present explicit examples of disc instantons ending on the relevant three-cycles. Finally, they give a preliminary construction of a mirror map for the open string moduli, in a large-radius limit of the type IIA compactification.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
763790
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-8461
TRN: US0004826
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 8 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COMPACTIFICATION; INSTANTONS; SUPERSYMMETRY; SUPERSTRING MODELS; POTENTIALS

Citation Formats

Kachru, Shamit. Mirror Symmetry for Open Strings. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/763790.
Kachru, Shamit. Mirror Symmetry for Open Strings. United States. doi:10.2172/763790.
Kachru, Shamit. Thu . "Mirror Symmetry for Open Strings". United States. doi:10.2172/763790. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/763790.
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abstractNote = {The authors discuss the generation of superpotentials in d = 4, N = 1 supersymmetric field theories arising from type IIA D6-branes wrapped on supersymmetric three-cycles of a Calabi-Yau threefold. In general, nontrivial superpotentials arise from sums over disc instantons. They then find several examples of special Lagrangian three-cycles with nontrivial topology which are mirror to obstructed rational curves, conclusively demonstrating the existence of such instanton effects. In addition, they present explicit examples of disc instantons ending on the relevant three-cycles. Finally, they give a preliminary construction of a mirror map for the open string moduli, in a large-radius limit of the type IIA compactification.},
doi = {10.2172/763790},
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number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}

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