@article{79ded079bf23473c8dd811af5b4f8a32,

title = "An orbifold of Type 0B strings and non-supersymmetric gauge theories",

abstract = "We study a Z2 orbifold of Type 0B string theory by reflection of six of the coordinates (this theory may also be thought of as a Z4 orbifold of Type IIB by a rotation by π in three independent planes). We show that the only massless mode localized on the fixed fourplane R3,1 is a U(1) gauge field. After introducing D3-branes parallel to the fixed fourplane we find non-supersymmetric non-abelian gauge theories on their worldvolume. One of our results is that the theory on equal numbers of electric and magnetic D3-branes placed at the fourplane is the Z4 orbifold of N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory by the center of its R-symmetry group.",

author = "Klebanov, {Igor R.} and Nekrasov, {Nikita A.} and Shatashvili, {Samson L.}",

note = "Funding Information: We are grateful to O. Bergman, M. Douglas, A. Losev and L. Paniak for useful discussions. We would like to thank O. Bergman, M. Gaberdiel, and the referee for their comments concerning the choice of GSO projection in the twisted sector. The work of I.R.K. was supported in part by the NSF grant PHY-9802484 and by the James S. McDonnell Foundation Grant No. 91-48; that of N.A.N. by Harvard Society of Fellows, partly by NSF under the grants PHY94-07194, PHY-98-02709, partly by RFFI under grant 98-01-00327, partly by the grant 96-15-96455 for scientific schools. Research of S.L.Sh. is supported by DOE grant DE-FG02-92ER40704, by NSF CAREER award, by OJI award from DOE and by Alfred P. Sloan foundation. N.A.N. is grateful to ITP, Santa Barbara, and to ESI, Vienna, for hospitality while some parts of this work were being done.",

year = "2000",

month = dec,

day = "18",

doi = "10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00547-2",

language = "English (US)",

volume = "591",

pages = "26--38",

journal = "Nuclear Physics B",

issn = "0550-3213",

publisher = "Elsevier",

number = "1-2",

}