TY - JOUR

T1 - High-energy zero-norm states and symmetries of string theory

AU - Chan, Chuan Tsung

AU - Ho, Pei Ming

AU - Lee, Jen Chi

AU - Teraguchi, Shunsuke

AU - Yang, Yi

PY - 2006/5/2

Y1 - 2006/5/2

N2 - High-energy limit of zero-norm states in the old covariant first quantized spectrum of the 26D open bosonic string, together with the assumption of a smooth behavior of string theory in this limit, are used to derive infinitely many linear relations among the leading high-energy, fixed-angle behavior of four-point functions of different string states. As a result, ratios among all high-energy scattering amplitudes of four arbitrary string states can be calculated algebraically and the leading order amplitudes can be expressed in terms of that of four tachyons as conjectured by Gross in 1988. A dual calculation can also be performed and equivalent results are obtained by taking the high-energy limit of Virasoro constraints. Finally, we compute all high-energy scattering amplitudes of three tachyons and one massive state at the leading order by saddle-point approximation to verify our results.

AB - High-energy limit of zero-norm states in the old covariant first quantized spectrum of the 26D open bosonic string, together with the assumption of a smooth behavior of string theory in this limit, are used to derive infinitely many linear relations among the leading high-energy, fixed-angle behavior of four-point functions of different string states. As a result, ratios among all high-energy scattering amplitudes of four arbitrary string states can be calculated algebraically and the leading order amplitudes can be expressed in terms of that of four tachyons as conjectured by Gross in 1988. A dual calculation can also be performed and equivalent results are obtained by taking the high-energy limit of Virasoro constraints. Finally, we compute all high-energy scattering amplitudes of three tachyons and one massive state at the leading order by saddle-point approximation to verify our results.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.171601

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.171601

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:34547842761

SN - 0031-9007

VL - 96

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

IS - 17

M1 - 171601

ER -