Pair creation of open strings in an electric field

C. Bachas, M. Porrati

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    Abstract

    We calculate exactly the rate of pair production of open bosonic and supersymmetric strings in a constant electric field. The rate agrees with Schwinger's classic result in the weak-field limit, but diverges when the electric field approaches some critical value of the order of the string tension.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)77-84
    Number of pages8
    JournalPhysics Letters B
    Volume296
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 10 1992

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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