Wrapping the M theory five-brane on K3

Sergey Cherkis, John H. Schwarz

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Using a recently constructed M5-brane world-volume action, we demonstrate that wrapping the M5-brane on K3 gives the heterotic string in seven dimensions. To facilitate the comparison, a new version of the world-sheet action for the Narain-compactified heterotic string, with manifest T duality invariance, is formulated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-232
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jun 26 1997

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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