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An action for the superfive-brane in D=11 supergravity

Martin Cederwall (Institutionen för teoretisk fysik och mekanik, Matematisk fysik) ; Bengt E. W. Nilsson (Institutionen för teoretisk fysik och mekanik, Matematisk fysik) ; Per Sundell
J. High Energy Phys. 9804:007,1998 (1997)
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

An alternative path is taken for deriving an action for the supersymmetric 5-brane in 11 dimensions. Selfduality does not follow from the action, but is consistent with the equations of motion for arbitrary supergravity backgrounds. The action involves a 2-form as well as a 5-form world-volume potential; inclusion of the latter makes the action, as well as the non-linear selfduality relation for the 3-form field strength, polynomial. The requirement of invariance under kappa-transformations determines the form of the selfduality relation, as well as the action. The formulation is shown to be equivalent to earlier formulations of 5-brane dynamics.

Denna post skapades 2007-05-15. Senast ändrad 2015-12-17.
CPL Pubid: 41696


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