THE LOW-LEVEL SPECTRUM OF THE W 3 STRING Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigate the spectrum of physical states in the W3 string theory, up to level 2 for a multiscalar string, and up to level 4 for the two-scalar string. The (open) W3 string has a photon as its only massless state. By using screening charges to study the null physical states in the two-scalar W3 string, we are able to learn about the gauge symmetries of the states in the multiscalar W3 string.

author list (cited authors)

  • LU, H., POPE, C. N., NILSSON, B., STELLE, K. S., & WEST, P. C.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • September 1993