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Supersymmetry breaking effects using the pure spinor formalism of the superstring

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Berkovits, Nathan [1] ; Witten, Edward [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Inst Fis Teor, ICTP South Amer Inst Fundamental Res, BR-01140070 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Inst Adv Study, Sch Nat Sci, Princeton, NJ 08540 - USA
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of High Energy Physics; n. 6 JUN 23 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 9

The SO(32) heterotic superstring on a Calabi-Yau manifold can spontaneously break supersymmetry at one-loop order even when it is unbroken at tree-level. It is known that calculating the supersymmetry-breaking effects in this model gives a relatively accessible test case of the subtleties of superstring perturbation theory in the RNS formalism. In the present paper, we calculate the relevant amplitudes in the pure spinor approach to superstring perturbation theory, and show that the regulator used in computing loop amplitudes in the pure spinor formalism leads to subtleties somewhat analogous to the more familiar subtleties of the RNS approach. (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