The W3 string spectrum Academic Article uri icon


  • We study the spectrum of W3 string. In particular, we show that for appropriately chosen space-time signature, one of the scalar fields is singled out by the spin-3 constraint and is "frozen": no creation operators from it can appear in physical states and the corresponding momentum must assume a specific fixed value. The remaining theory is unitary and resembles an ordinary string theory in d 26 with anomalies cancelled by appropriate background charges. 1992.

published proceedings

  • Physics Letters B

author list (cited authors)

  • Pope, C. N., Romans, L. J., Sezgin, E., & Stelle, K. S.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Pope, CN||Romans, LJ||Sezgin, E||Stelle, KS

publication date

  • January 1992