Open string pair creation from worldsheet instantons

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JournalJ. Phys. A: Math. Theor.
DatePublished - 12 Aug 2010
Issue number40
Number of pages9
Original languageEnglish


Worldline instantons provide a particularly elegant way to derive Schwinger's well-known formula for the pair creation rate due to a constant electric field in quantum electrodynamics. In this note, we show how to extend this method to the corresponding problem of open string pair creation.

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9 pages, no figures

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  • hep-th

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