Electric-magnetic duality in string theory

  title={Electric-magnetic duality in string theory},
  author={Ashoke Sen},
  journal={Nuclear Physics},
  • A. Sen
  • Published 15 July 1992
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
The electric-magnetic duality transformation in four-dimensional heterotic string theory discussed by Shapere, Trivedi and Wilczek is shown to be an exact symmetry of the equations of motion of low-energy effective field theory even after including the scalar and the vector fields, arising due to compactification, in the effective field theory. Using this duality transformation we construct rotating black hole solutions in the effective field theory carrying both electric and magnetic charges… 
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