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The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 667–672 | Cite as

Worldsheet instantons and a null string limit of Born–Infeld theory

  • G.A. Goldin
  • N.E. Mavromatos
  • R.J. SzaboEmail author
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract

For a superstring theory in four spacetime dimensions, we propose a modification of the Born–Infeld action that possesses a well-defined tensionless limit. We interpret this as describing the effective target space dynamics of null strings on a D3-brane. We argue that such a modification can be induced by nonperturbative contributions from instantons in the worldsheet σ-model describing string propagation on the brane.

Keywords

Modulus Space Open String Target Space Worldsheet Instantons Superselection Sector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Mathematics and PhysicsRutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and Maxwell Institute for Mathematical SciencesHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

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