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An Einstein-Hilbert action for axi-dilaton gravity in four dimensions

Dereli, Tekin and Tucker, Robin (1995) An Einstein-Hilbert action for axi-dilaton gravity in four dimensions. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 12 (4). L31-L36. ISSN 0264-9381

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Abstract

We examine the axi-dilatonic sector of low-energy string theory and demonstrate how the gravitational interactions involving the axion and dilaton fields may be derived from a geometrical action principle involving the curvature scalar associated with a non-Riemannian connection. In this geometry the antisymmetric tensor 3-form field determines the torsion of the connection on the frame bundle while the gradient of the metric is determined by the dilaton field. By expressing the theory in terms of the Levi-Civita connection associated with the metric in the `Einstein frame' we confirm that the field equations derived from the non-Riemannian Einstein-Hilbert action coincide with the axi-dilaton sector of the low-energy effective action derived from string theory.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Classical and Quantum Gravity
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 75076
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 07 Aug 2015 15:12
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 14:46
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/75076

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