The Hagedorn transition in noncommutative open string theory

S. S. Gubser, S. Gukov, I. R. Klebanov, M. Rangamani, E. Witten

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Abstract

The Hagedorn transition in noncommutative open string theory (NCOS) is relatively simple because gravity decouples. For NCOS theories in no more than five space-time dimensions, the Hagedorn transition is second order, and the high temperature phase involves long, nearly straight fundamental strings separating from the D-brane on which the NCOS theory is defined. Above five spacetime dimensions interaction effects become important below the Hagedorn temperature. Although this complicates studies of the transition, we believe that the high temperature phase again involves long strings liberated from the bound state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2749-2764
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Volume42
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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