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Constrained BV description of string field theory

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Author(s):
Berkovits, Nathan [1]
Total Authors: 1
Affiliation:
[1] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Fis Teor, ICTP S Amer Inst Fundamental Res, BR-01140070 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of High Energy Physics; n. 3 MAR 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 10
Abstract

In the conventional BV description of string field theory, the string field Phi is split as Phi = Psi vertical bar Psi{*} where Psi includes all states with ghost number <= G and describes the spacetinte fields, and Psi{*} includes all states with ghost number > G and describes the spacetime antifields. Anew approach is proposed here in which separate string fields Psi and Psi{*} of unrestricted ghost number describe the spacetime fields and antifields. The string antifield Psi{*} is constrained to satisfy Psi{*} = partial derivative L/partial derivative(Q Psi) where L is the BV Lagrangian and Q is the worldsheet BRST operator. Dirac antibrackets are defined using this constraint, and the resulting description is equivalent to the conventional BV description for open and closed bosonic string field theory. For open superstring field theory, this constrained BV description is much simpler than the conventional BV description and allows the BV act ion to be expressed in the same WZW-like form as the classical action. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/50639-2 - Research and learning on the strings theory
Grantee:Nathan Jacob Berkovits
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/11973-4 - ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research: a regional center for theoretical physics
Grantee:Nathan Jacob Berkovits
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants