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String backgrounds and LCFT

Sfetsos, K (2002) String backgrounds and LCFT Phys.Lett. B, 543. pp. 73-80.

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We describe a large class of exact string backgrounds with a null Killing vector arising, via a limiting \`a la Penrose procedure, from string backgrounds corresponding to coset conformal field theories for compact groups G_N/H_N times a free time-like boson U(1)_{-N}. In this way a class of novel logarithmic conformal field theories (LCFT) emerges, that includes the one constructed recently as an N\to \infty limit of the SU(2)_N/U(1) X U(1)_{-N} theory. We explicitly give the exact operator algebra for the basic chiral fields as well as their representation in terms of free bosons, even though these are not known in general at finite N. We also compute four-point functions of various operators in the theory. For the cases of the four- and five-dimensional models, corresponding to a limit of the theory SO(D+1)_N/SO(D) X U(1)_{-N} for D=3 and 4, we also present the explicit expressions for the background fields.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
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Date : 11 June 2002
DOI : 10.1016/S0370-2693(02)02421-8
Uncontrolled Keywords : hep-th, hep-th
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:26
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:15

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