On the worldsheet formulation of the six-dimensional self-dual string

Philip C. Argyres, Keith R. Dienes

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Despite recent evidence indicating the existence of a new self-dual six-dimensional superstring, no satisfactory worldsheet formulation of such a string has been proposed. In this note we show that a theory built from ℤ4 parafermions may have the right properties to describe the light-cone conformal field theory of this string. This indicates a possible worldsheet formulation of this theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-734
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 31 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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