TY - JOUR

T1 - Seven-dimensional octonionic Yang-Mills instanton and its extension to an heterotic string soliton

AU - Günaydin, Murat

AU - Nicolai, Hermann

PY - 1995/5/25

Y1 - 1995/5/25

N2 - We construct an octonionic instanton solution to the seven-dimensional Yang-Mills theory based on the exceptional gauge group G2 which is the automorphism group of the division algebra of octonions. This octonionic has an extension to a solitonic solution of the low energy effective theory of the heterotic string that preserves two of the sixteen supersymmetries and hence corresponds to N = 1 space-time supersymmetry in (2+1) dimensions transverse to the seven dimensions where the Yang-Mills instanton is defined.

AB - We construct an octonionic instanton solution to the seven-dimensional Yang-Mills theory based on the exceptional gauge group G2 which is the automorphism group of the division algebra of octonions. This octonionic has an extension to a solitonic solution of the low energy effective theory of the heterotic string that preserves two of the sixteen supersymmetries and hence corresponds to N = 1 space-time supersymmetry in (2+1) dimensions transverse to the seven dimensions where the Yang-Mills instanton is defined.

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U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(95)00375-U

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(95)00375-U

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0000876421

VL - 351

SP - 169

EP - 172

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 1-3

ER -