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Title: T-duality constraints on higher derivatives revisited

Here, we ask to what extent are the higher-derivative corrections of string theory constrained by T-duality. The seminal early work by Meissner tests T-duality by reduction to one dimension using a distinguished choice of field variables in which the bosonic string action takes a Gauss-Bonnet-type form. By analyzing all field redefinitions that may or may not be duality covariant and may or may not be gauge covariant we extend the procedure to test T-duality starting from an action expressed in arbitrary field variables. We illustrate the method by showing that it determines uniquely the first-order α' corrections of the bosonic string, up to terms that vanish in one dimension. We also use the method to glean information about the O(α'2) corrections in the double field theory with Green-Schwarz deformation.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States)
  2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-05ER41360
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Center for Theoretical Physics
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Global Symmetries; String Duality
OSTI Identifier:
1466000

Hohm, Olaf, and Zwiebach, Barton. T-duality constraints on higher derivatives revisited. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1007/JHEP04(2016)101.
Hohm, Olaf, & Zwiebach, Barton. T-duality constraints on higher derivatives revisited. United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP04(2016)101.
Hohm, Olaf, and Zwiebach, Barton. 2016. "T-duality constraints on higher derivatives revisited". United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP04(2016)101. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1466000.
@article{osti_1466000,
title = {T-duality constraints on higher derivatives revisited},
author = {Hohm, Olaf and Zwiebach, Barton},
abstractNote = {Here, we ask to what extent are the higher-derivative corrections of string theory constrained by T-duality. The seminal early work by Meissner tests T-duality by reduction to one dimension using a distinguished choice of field variables in which the bosonic string action takes a Gauss-Bonnet-type form. By analyzing all field redefinitions that may or may not be duality covariant and may or may not be gauge covariant we extend the procedure to test T-duality starting from an action expressed in arbitrary field variables. We illustrate the method by showing that it determines uniquely the first-order α' corrections of the bosonic string, up to terms that vanish in one dimension. We also use the method to glean information about the O(α'2) corrections in the double field theory with Green-Schwarz deformation.},
doi = {10.1007/JHEP04(2016)101},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = 4,
volume = 2016,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}