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Open Access item IIA/IIB supergravity and ten-forms

Authors:Bergshoeff, Eric A.
Hartong, Jelle
Howe, J. S.
Ortín Miguel, Tomás
Riccioni, Fabio
Keywords:p-branes, Extended supersymmetry, Superspaces, Gauge symmetry
Issue Date:2010
Publisher:Springer
Institute of Physics Publishing
Citation:Journal of High Energy Physics 5(61): 061 (2010)
Abstract:We perform a careful investigation of which p-form fields can be introduced consistently with the supersymmetry algebra of IIA and/or IIB ten-dimensional supergravity. In particular the ten-forms, also known as “top-forms”, require a careful analysis since in this case, as we will show, closure of the supersymmetry algebra at the linear level does not imply closure at the non-linear level. Consequently, some of the (IIA and IIB) ten-form potentials introduced in earlier work of some of us are discarded. At the same time we show that new ten-form potentials, consistent with the full non-linear supersymmetry algebra can be introduced. We give a superspace explanation of our work. All of our results are precisely in line with the predictions of the E 11 algebra.
Description:17 páginas.-- Open Access: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP05(2010)061
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10261/38994
E-ISSNmetadata.dc.identifier.doi = DOI:1029-8479
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