Uncovering a spinor-vector duality on a resolved orbifold

Faraggi, AE ORCID: 0000-0001-7123-6414, Nibbelink, S Groot and Heredia, M Hurtado
(2021) Uncovering a spinor-vector duality on a resolved orbifold. NUCLEAR PHYSICS B, 969. p. 115473.

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Spinor-vector dualities have been established in various exact string realisations like orbifold and free fermionic constructions. This paper aims to investigate possibility of having spinor-vector dualities on smooth geometries in the context of the heterotic string. As a concrete working example the resolution of the T4/Z2 orbifold is considered with an additional circle supporting a Wilson line, for which it is known that the underlying orbifold theory exhibits such a duality by switching on/off a generalised discrete torsion phase between the orbifold twist and the Wilson line. Depending on this phase complementary parts of the twisted sector orbifold states are projected out, so that different blowup modes are available to generate the resolutions. As a consequence, not only the spectra of the dual pairs are different, but also the gauge groups are not identical making this duality less apparent on the blowup and thus presumably on smooth geometries in general.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 1+19 pages, LaTeX. References added. Typos corrected
Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-th, hep-th, hep-ph
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2021 08:14
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 22:52
DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2021.115473
Open Access URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3119683