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Delta-function interactions for the bosonic and spinning strings and the generation of Abelian gauge theory.

Edwards, J.P. and Mansfield, P.R.W. (2015) 'Delta-function interactions for the bosonic and spinning strings and the generation of Abelian gauge theory.', Journal of high energy physics., 2015 (1). p. 127.


We construct contact interactions for bosonic and spinning strings. In the tensionless limit of the spinning string this reproduces the super-Wilson loop that couples spinor matter to Abelian gauge theory. Adding boundary terms that quantise the motion of charges results in a string model equivalent to spinor QED. The strings represent lines of electric flux connected to the charges. The purely bosonic model is spoilt by divergences that are excluded from the spinning model by world-sheet supersymmetry, indicating a preference for spinor matter.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Supersymmetric gauge theory, Field Theories in Lower Dimensions, Wilson, ’t Hooft and Polyakov loops, String Duality.
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Publisher statement:Open Access, © The Authors. Article funded by SCOAP3. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
Date accepted:21 December 2014
Date deposited:15 April 2015
Date of first online publication:23 January 2015
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