BRS anomaly and the weyl freedom in string theory

Kazuo Fujikawa, Takeshi Inagaki, Hiroshi Suzuki

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It is shown that an anomalous correction to the BRS current ΔJz=( 3 4π)∂z2cz in bosonic string theory essentially corresponds to the surface term ( 3 8π)sh{phonetic}∂α(cα√gR)d2x in the anomalous jacobain factor. To make this correspondense explicit in the operator level, we present a quantization of a free string at D<26 which maintains the closure of the BRS symmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-284
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 27 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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