Gravitational dressing of massive soliton theories

Ioannis Bakas, Q Han Park

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The massive soliton theories describe integrable perturbations of WZW cosets as generalized multi-component sine-Gordon models. We study their coupling to 2-dim gravity in the conformal gauge and show that the resulting models can be interpreted as conformai non-Abelian Toda theories when a certain algebraic condition is satisfied. These models, however, do not provide quantum mechanically consistent string backgrounds in the case the underlying WZW constraints are first solved classically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-714
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume387
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Oct 31
Externally publishedYes

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Gravitational dressing of massive soliton theories. / Bakas, Ioannis; Park, Q Han.

In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 387, No. 4, 31.10.1996, p. 707-714.

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