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Title: Gauge spinors and string duality
Authors: McInnes, B. 
Keywords: 11.15.Kc
Spin structures
Issue Date: 26-Jun-2000
Citation: McInnes, B. (2000-06-26). Gauge spinors and string duality. Nuclear Physics B 577 (3) : 439-460. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: When the gauge groups of the two heterotic string theories are broken, over tori, to their "SO(16)×SO(16)" subgroups, the winding modes correspond to representations which are spinorial with respect to those subgroups. Globally, the two subgroups are isomorphic neither to SO(16)×SO(16) nor to each other. Any attempt to formulate the T-duality of the two theories on topologically non-trivial compactification manifolds must therefore take into account various generalizations of the "spin structure" concept. We give here a global formulation of T-duality, and show, with the aid of simple examples, that two configurations which appear to be T-dual at the local level can fail to be globally dual. © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
Source Title: Nuclear Physics B
ISSN: 05503213
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