Ten-dimensional heterotic string as a soliton

Dabholkar, Atish (1995) Ten-dimensional heterotic string as a soliton Physics Letters B, 357 (3). pp. 307-312. ISSN 0370-2693

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It is shown that the heterotic string emerges as a soliton in the type I superstring theory in ten dimensions. The collective coordinates of the soliton are described by a smooth, chiral worldsheet theory. There are eight bosonic and eight right-moving fermionic zero modes that arise from the partially broken supertranslations. In addition, there are 496 charged bosonic zero modes of the gauge field that describe a left-moving WZNW model on a spin(32)/(Z2) group manifold. Small, stable loops of the solitonic string furnish the massive states required by duality that transform as spinors of spin(32).

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