Bagger-Lambert-Gustavsson-motivated Lagrangian formulation for the chiral two-form gauge field in D=6 and M5-branes

Paolo Pasti, Igor Samsonov, Dmitri Sorokin, Mario Tonin

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    Abstract

    We reveal nonmanifest gauge and SO(1,5) Lorentz symmetries in the Lagrangian description of a six-dimensional free chiral field derived from the Bagger-Lambert-Gustavsson model in and make this formulation covariant with the use of a triplet of auxiliary scalar fields. We consider the coupling of this self-dual construction to gravity and its supersymmetrization. In the case of the nonlinear model of we solve the equations of motion of the gauge field, prove that its nonlinear field strength is self-dual and find a gauge-covariant form of the nonlinear action. Issues of the relation of this model to the known formulations of the M5-brane worldvolume theory are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number086008
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Volume80
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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