Possible generalization of the superstring action to eleven dimensions

A. A. Deriglazov, A. V. Galajinsky

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We suggest a D = 11 super Poincaré invariant action for the superstring which has tree dynamics in the physical variables sector. Instead of the standard approach based on the searching for an action with local κ symmetry (or, equivalently, with corresponding first class constraints), we propose a theory with fermionic constraints of second class only. Then the κ symmetry and the well known Γ-matrix identities are not necessary for the construction. Thus, at the classical level, the superstring action of the type described can exist in any spacetime dimensions and the known brane scan can be reexamined.

Original languageEnglish
Article number046005
Pages (from-to)460051-4600510
Number of pages4140460
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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