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Open Access item The super D9-brane and its truncations

Authors:Bergshoeff, Eric A.
Roo, Mees de
Jansen, Bert
Ortín Miguel, Tomás
Issue Date:Jun-1999
Citation:Nuclear Physics B 550(1-2): 289-302 (1999)
Abstract:We consider two inequivalent truncations of the super D9-brane: the “Heterotic” and the “Type I” truncation. Both of them lead to an N = 1 non-linear supersymmetrization of the D = 10 cosmological constant. The propagating degrees of freedom in the Heterotic and Type I truncation are given by the components of a D = 10 vector multiplet and a single Majorana-Weyl spinor, respectively. As a by-product we find that, after the Type I truncation, the Ramond-Ramond super ten-form provides an interesting reformulation of the Volkov-Akulov action. These results can be extended to all dimensions in which space-time filling D-branes exist, i.e. D = 3, 4, 6 and 10.
Description:14 páginas.-- El PDF es la versión pre-print (UG/16{98 IFT-UAM/CSIC-98-27).-- PACS classification codes: 11.25.-w; 04.65.+e; 11.27.+d
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0550-3213(99)00214-X
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