### Abstract

A manifestly N = 2 supersymmetric completion of the four-dimensional Nambu-Goto-Born-Infeld action, which is self-dual with respect to electric-magnetic duality, is constructed in terms of an Abelian N = 2 superfield strength W in the conventional N = 2 superspace. A relation to the known N = 1 supersymmetric Born-Infeld action in N = 1 superspace is established. The action found can be considered either as the Goldstone action associated with a partial breaking of N = 4 supersymmetry down to N = 2, with the N = 2 vector superfield being a Goldstone field, or, equivalently, as the gauge-fixed superfield action of a (D - 3)-brane in flat six-dimensional ambient space-time.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 501-510 |

Number of pages | 10 |

Journal | Modern Physics Letters A |

Volume | 14 |

Issue number | 7 |

Publication status | Published - 7 Mar 1999 |

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- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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*Modern Physics Letters A*,

*14*(7), 501-510.

**A manifestly N = 2 supersymmetric Born-Infeld action.** / Ketov, Sergei V.

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*Modern Physics Letters A*, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 501-510.

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