Classification of IIB backgrounds with 28 supersymmetries

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We show that all IIB backgrounds with strictly 28 supersymmetries are locally isometric to the plane wave solution of arXiv:hep-th/0206195. Moreover, we demonstrate that all solutions with more than 26 supersymmetries and only 5-form flux are maximally supersymmetric. The N=28 plane wave solution is a superposition of the maximally supersymmetric IIB plane wave with a heterotic string solution. We investigate the propagation of strings in this background, find the spectrum and give the string light-cone Hamiltonian.
Original languageEnglish
Article number044
Pages (from-to)1-32
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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