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Title: Anomaly cancellation in effective supergravity theories from the heterotic string: Two simple examples

Abstract

We use Pauli–Villars regularization to evaluate the conformal and chiral anomalies in the effective field theories from Z3 and Z7 compactifications of the heterotic string without Wilson lines. We show that parameters for Pauli–Villars chiral multiplets can be chosen in such a way that the anomaly is universal in the sense that its coefficient depends only on a single holomorphic function of the three diagonal moduli. It is therefore possible to cancel the anomaly by a generalization of the four-dimensional Green–Schwarz mechanism. In particular we are able to reproduce the results of a string calculation of the four-dimensional chiral anomaly for these two models.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26); USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1437789
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1485077
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Nuclear Physics. B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nuclear Physics. B Journal Volume: 927 Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0550-3213
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Gaillard, Mary K., and Leedom, Jacob. Anomaly cancellation in effective supergravity theories from the heterotic string: Two simple examples. Netherlands: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2017.12.013.
Gaillard, Mary K., & Leedom, Jacob. Anomaly cancellation in effective supergravity theories from the heterotic string: Two simple examples. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2017.12.013.
Gaillard, Mary K., and Leedom, Jacob. Thu . "Anomaly cancellation in effective supergravity theories from the heterotic string: Two simple examples". Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2017.12.013.
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title = {Anomaly cancellation in effective supergravity theories from the heterotic string: Two simple examples},
author = {Gaillard, Mary K. and Leedom, Jacob},
abstractNote = {We use Pauli–Villars regularization to evaluate the conformal and chiral anomalies in the effective field theories from Z3 and Z7 compactifications of the heterotic string without Wilson lines. We show that parameters for Pauli–Villars chiral multiplets can be chosen in such a way that the anomaly is universal in the sense that its coefficient depends only on a single holomorphic function of the three diagonal moduli. It is therefore possible to cancel the anomaly by a generalization of the four-dimensional Green–Schwarz mechanism. In particular we are able to reproduce the results of a string calculation of the four-dimensional chiral anomaly for these two models.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2017.12.013},
journal = {Nuclear Physics. B},
number = C,
volume = 927,
place = {Netherlands},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2017.12.013

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