Elevendimensional origin of string/string duality: a oneloop test
Abstract
Membrane/ fivebrane duality in D = 11 implies Type IIA string/Type IIA fivebrane duality in D = 10, which in turn implies Type HA string/heterotic string duality in D = 6. To test the conjecture, we reproduce the corrections to the 3form field equations of the D = 10 Type IIA string (a mixture of treelevel and oneloop effects) starting from the ChernSimons corrections to the 7form Bianchi identities of the D = 11 fivebrane (a purely treelevel effect). K3 compactification of the latter then yields the familiar gauge and Lorentz ChemSimons corrections to 3form Bianchi identities of the heterotic string. We note that the absence of a dilaton in the D = 11 theory allows us to fix both the gravitational constant and the fivebrane tension in terms of the membrane tension. We also comment on an apparent conflict between fundamental and solitonic heterotic strings and on the puzzle of a fivebrane origin of Sduality.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B
 Pub Date:
 February 1995
 DOI:
 10.1016/05503213(95)003683
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9506126
 Bibcode:
 1995NuPhB.452..261D
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 30 pages (including 5 postscript figures included), LaTeX, Footnote 8 has been removed