Monodromic strings
Abstract
We argue that apart from the standard closed and open strings one may consider a third possibility that we call monodromic strings. The monodromic string propagating on a target looks like an ordinary open string (a mapping from a segment to the target) but its space of states is isomorphic to that of a closed string. It is shown that the monodromic strings naturally appear in Tdualizing closed strings moving on simply connected targets. As a nontrivial topology changing example we show that the monodromic strings on a compact PoissonLie group are Tdual to the standard closed strings propagating on the noncompact dual PL group.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 October 2000
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/0010084
 Bibcode:
 2000hep.th...10084K
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 20 pages, LaTeX, treatment of dressing cosets added