Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

A note on E-strings

Amer Iqbal


We study BPS states in type IIA string compactification on a local Calabi-Yau 3-fold which are related to the BPS states of the E-string. Using Picard-Lefshetz transformations of the 3-cycles on the mirror manifold we determine automorphisms of the K-theory of the compact divisor of the Calabi-Yau which maps certain D-brane configurations to a bound state of single D4-brane with multiple D0-branes. This map allows us to write down the generating functions for the multiplicity of these BPS states.

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Adv. Theor. Math. Phys., Volume 7, Number 1 (2003), 1-23.

First available in Project Euclid: 4 April 2005

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Iqbal, Amer. A note on E-strings. Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 7 (2003), no. 1, 1--23.

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