String field theory and the fuzzy sphere

Harald Ita, Yaron Oz

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Abstract

We use boundary string field theory to study open string tachyon condensation on a three-sphere closed string background. We consider the closed string background described by SU(2)k WZW model in the limit of large k. We compute the exact tachyon potential and analyse the decay modes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume519
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes

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