Non-perturbative properties of heterotic string vacua compactified on K3 × T2

J. Louis, J. Sonnenschein, S. Theisen, S. Yankielowicz

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Abstract

Using the heterotic-type II duality of N = 2 string vacua in four space-time dimensions we study non-perturbative couplings of toroidally compactified six-dimensional heterotic vacua. In particular, the heterotic-heterotic S-duality and the Coulomb branch of tensor multiplets observed in six dimensions are studied from a four-dimensional point of view. We explicitly compute the couplings of the vector multiplets of several type II vacua and investigate the implications for their heterotic duals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-212
Number of pages28
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume480
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Nov 1996

Keywords

  • Duality in string theory
  • String theory

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