Open strings in background gauge fields

A. Abouelsaood, Curtis Gove Callan, C. R. Nappi, S. A. Yost

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Some properties of open bosonic strings in a background abelian gauge field are investigated. We derive the equations of motion and effective action for the electromagnetic field, and discuss the effect of the field on the string spectrum and partition function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-624
Number of pages26
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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