TY - JOUR

T1 - N = 1 superstrings with spontaneously broken symmetries

AU - Ferrara, Sergio

AU - Kounnas, Costas

AU - Porrati, Massimo

PY - 1988/5/12

Y1 - 1988/5/12

N2 - We construct N = 1 chiral superstrings with spontaneously broken gauge symmetry in four space-time dimensions. These new string solutions are obtained by a generalized coordinate-dependent Z2 orbifold compactification of some non-chiral five-dimensional N = 1 and N = 2 superstrings. The scale of symmetry breaking is arbitrary (at least classically) and it can be chosen hierarchically smaller than the string scale (α′)- 1 2.

AB - We construct N = 1 chiral superstrings with spontaneously broken gauge symmetry in four space-time dimensions. These new string solutions are obtained by a generalized coordinate-dependent Z2 orbifold compactification of some non-chiral five-dimensional N = 1 and N = 2 superstrings. The scale of symmetry breaking is arbitrary (at least classically) and it can be chosen hierarchically smaller than the string scale (α′)- 1 2.

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U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(88)91257-9

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(88)91257-9

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:33744777102

VL - 206

SP - 25

EP - 31

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 1

ER -