Ramond-ramond (boundary) states

  • Marco Billó
  • Roberto Russo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 525)


The description of D-branes as boundary states for type II string theories (in the covariant formulation) requires particular care in the R-R sector. Also the vertices for R-R potentials that can couple to D-branes need a careful handling. As an illustration of this, the example of the D0–D8 system is reviewed, where a “microscopic” description of the interaction via exchange of R-R potentials becomes possible.


Vertex Operator Open String Closed String Null State Asymmetric State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Billó
    • 1
  • Roberto Russo
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituut voor theretische fysica, K.U. LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Institut de PhisiqueNeuchâtelSwitzerland

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