Fine structure of strings

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Abstract

We show that the critical behavior of the string tension and most other important qualitative properties of strings are driven by a term in the action containing extrinsic curvatures, which is necessary to add to the Nambu-Goto term. Depending on the renormalization-group structure, strings can be "creased" (with non-zero surface tension at the critical point) or "smooth". Candidates for both possibilities and their physical relevance are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-412
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Volume268
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 5 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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