Spontaneous supersymmetry breaking in string theory

Costas Kounnas, Massimo Porrati

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    Abstract

    We present a construction of string theories, with spontaneously broken supersymmetry and chiral fermion families, obtained by a suitable choice of boundary conditions in toroidal compactifications of ten-dimensional (1,1) or heterotic models. The crystallographic groups in four-dimensions determine the possible values of the supersymmetry-breaking parameters, which therefore are discrete.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)355-370
    Number of pages16
    JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
    Volume310
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 5 1988

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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