Generalized gravity from modified DFT

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Abstract

Recently, generalized equations of type IIB supergravity have been derived from the requirement of classical kappa-symmetry of type IIB superstring theory in the Green-Schwarz formulation. These equations are covariant under generalized T -duality transformations and hence one may expect a formulation similar to double field theory (DFT). In this paper, we consider a modification of the DFT equations of motion by relaxing a condition for the generalized covariant derivative with an extra generalized vector. In this modified double field theory (mDFT), we show that the flatness condition of the modified generalized Ricci tensor leads to the NS-NS part of the generalized equations of type IIB supergravity. In particular, the extra vector fields appearing in the generalized equations correspond to the extra generalized vector in mDFT. We also discuss duality symmetries and a modification of the string charge in mDFT.

Journal

  • Journal of High Energy Physics

    Journal of High Energy Physics (2017), 2017-04

    Springer Nature

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120006309296
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    1029-8479
  • Data Source
    IR 
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