Compactifications of F-theory on Calabi-Yau threefolds. (I)
Morrison, David R.
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CitationMorrison, David R., and Cumrun Vafa. 1996. “Compactifications of F-Theory on Calabi-Yau Threefolds. (I).” Nuclear Physics B 473 (1–2): 74–92. https://doi.org/10.1016/0550-3213(96)00242-8.
AbstractWe study compactifications of F-theory on certain Calabi-Yau threefolds. We find that N = 2 dualities of type II/heterotic strings in 4 dimensions get promoted to N = 1 dualities between heterotic string and F-theory in 6 dimensions, The six-dimensional heterotic/heterotic duality becomes a classical geometric symmetry of the Calabi-Yau in the F-theory setup. Moreover the F-theory compactification sheds light on the nature of the strong coupling transition and what lies beyond the transition at finite values of heterotic string coupling constant.
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