Background independent action for double field theory
Author(s)Hohm, Olaf; Hull, Chris; Zwiebach, Barton
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Double field theory describes a massless subsector of closed string theory with both momentum and winding excitations. The gauge algebra is governed by the Courant bracket in certain subsectors of this double field theory. We construct the associated nonlinear background-independent action that is T-duality invariant and realizes the Courant gauge algebra. The action is the sum of a standard action for gravity, antisymmetric tensor, and dilaton fields written with ordinary derivatives, a similar action for dual fields with dual derivatives, and a mixed term that is needed for gauge invariance.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Theoretical Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
Journal of High Energy Physics
Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Hohm, Olaf, Chris Hull, and Barton Zwiebach. “Background Independent Action for Double Field Theory.” Journal of High Energy Physics 2010.7 (2010) : 1-47.
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