Bound states of strings and p-branes

Edward Witten

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Abstract

The recent discovery of an explicit conformal field theory description of Type II p-branes makes it possible to investigate the existence of bound states of such objects. In particular, it is possible with reasonable precision to verify the prediction that the Type IIB superstring in ten dimensions has a family of soliton and bound state strings permuted by SL(2, ℤ). The space-time coordinates enter tantalizingly in the formalism as non-commuting matrices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-350
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume460
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 5 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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