The manifolds of scalar background fields in ZN orbifolds

Sergio Ferrara, Massimo Porrati

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    We determine the Kähler and quaternionic manifolds of the untwisted multiplets of superstrings compactified on ZN⊂SU(3) symmetric orbifolds. In particular we show that, when moduli and family replicas are considered, there is a nontrivial interference between the massless modes related (1, 1) and (2, 1) harmonic forms: the manifolds naturally depend on the net chiral family content and on the family-antifamily paired multiplets.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)289-296
    Number of pages8
    JournalPhysics Letters B
    Issue number3-4
    StatePublished - Jan 12 1989

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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