On condensation of closed-string tachyons

Dabholkar, Atish (2002) On condensation of closed-string tachyons Nuclear Physics B, 639 (1-2). pp. 331-342. ISSN 0550-3213

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An F-theory dual of a non-supersymmetric orientifold is considered. It is argued that the condensation of both open and closed string tachyons in the orientifold corresponds to the annihilation of branes and antibranes in the F-theory dual. One likely end-point of tachyon condensation is thus expected to be the vacuum of Type-IIB superstring. Some speculations are presented about the F-theory dual of the bosonic string and tachyon condensation thereof.

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