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dc.contributor.advisorGates, Sylvester Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorMerrell, Willieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-22T05:35:52Z
dc.date.available2007-06-22T05:35:52Z
dc.date.issued2007-04-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/6865
dc.description.abstractWe describe the use of superspace techniques to discuss some of the issues in string theory. First we use superspace techniques to derive the effective action for the 10D N=1 Heterotic string perturbatively to first order in the parameter alpha prime. Next we demonstrate how to use the superspace description of the supersymmetric gauge multiplet for chiral superfield in 2d N=(2,2) to discuss T duality for sigma models that realizes a particular case of generalized Kahler geometry. We find that the salient features of T duality are captured but at the cost of introducing unwanted fields in dual sigma model. Fortunately the extra fields decouple from the relevant fields under consideration. This leads us to introduce a new supersymmetric gauge multiplet that will eliminate the need to introduce extra fields in the dual sigma model.en_US
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dc.titleApplications of Superspace Techniques to Effective Actions, Complex Geometry, and T Duality in String Theoryen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPhysics, Elementary Particles and High Energyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMathematicsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledT Dualityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGeneralized Kahler Geometryen_US


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