Heterotic T-fects, 6D SCFTs, and F-Theory

Font, Anamaría and García-Etxebarria, Iñaki and L_s02st, Dieter and Massai, Stefano and Mayrhofer, Christoph

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We study the $(1,0)$ six-dimensional SCFTs living on defects of non-geometric heterotic backgrounds (T-fects) preserving a $E_7times E_8$ subgroup of $E_8times E_8$. These configurations can be dualized explicitly to F-theory on elliptic K3-fibered non-compact Calabi-Yau threefolds. We find that the majority of the resulting dual threefolds contain non-resolvable singularities. In those cases in which we can resolve the singularities we explicitly determine the SCFTs living on the defect. We find a form of duality in which distinct defects are described by the same IR fixed point. For instance, we find that a subclass of non-geometric defects are described by the SCFT arising from small heterotic instantons on ADE singularities.

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Published
2016 as article
JHEP, 08, 2016 - page(s): 175
Contact
Dr. Christoph Mayrhofer
Type
theoretical work
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