Open string field theory without open strings

Citation
I. Ellwood et W. Taylor, Open string field theory without open strings, PHYS LETT B, 512(1-2), 2001, pp. 181-188
Citations number
37
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICS LETTERS B
ISSN journal
0370-2693 → ACNP
Volume
512
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
181 - 188
Database
ISI
SICI code
0370-2693(20010712)512:1-2<181:OSFTWO>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
Witten's cubic open string field theory is expanded around the perturbative ly stable vacuum, including all scalar fields at levels 0, 2, 4 and 6. The (approximate) BRST cohomology of the theory is computed, giving strong evid ence for the absence of physical open string states in this vacuum. (C) 200 1 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.