Duality and gaugino condensation in superstring models

Costas Kounnas, Massimo Porrati

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    The issue of gaugino condensation in superstring generated N=1 supergravity models is reconsidered. We show that gaugino condensation related to the breaking of an R-symmetry is consistent with broken supersymmetry, zero cosmological constant and duality transformation. The latter implies the existence of a massless pseudoscalar, related to a non-compact symmetry, which reflects the gauge invariance of the antisymmetric tensor field of superstring theories.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)91-95
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysics Letters B
    Issue number1-2
    StatePublished - Jun 4 1987

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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