Gauge coupling unification in SO(32) heterotic string theory with magnetic fluxes

Hiroyuki Abe, Tatsuo Kobayashi, Hajime Otsuka, Yasufumi Takano, Takuya H. Tatsuishi

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    Abstract

    We study SO(32) heterotic string theory on a torus with magnetic fluxes. Non-vanishing fluxes can lead to non-universal gauge kinetic functions for SU(3) × SU(2) × U(1)Y , which is an important feature of SO(32) heterotic string theory in contrast to the E8 × E8 theory. It is found that the experimental values of gauge couplings are realized with O(1) values of moduli fields based on realistic models with the SU(3) × SU(2) × U(1)Y gauge symmetry and three chiral generations of quarks and leptons without chiral exotics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number053B01
    JournalProgress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics
    Volume2016
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 1

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