The Green-Schwarz type formulation of D = 11 S-invariant superstring and superparticle actions

A. A. Deriglazov, D. M. Gitman

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The manifestly Poincaré-invariant formulations for SO(1, 10) and SO(2, 9) superstring actions are proposed. The actions are invariant under a local fermionic κ-symmetry as well as under a number of global symmetries, which turn out to be on-shell realization of the known "new supersymmetry" S-algebra. Canonical quantization of the theory is performed and the relation of the quantum state spectrum with that of type IIA Green-Schwarz superstring is discussed. Besides, a mechanical model is constructed, which is a zero tension limit of the D = 11 superstring and which incorporates all essential features of the latter. A corresponding action invariant under off-shell closed realization of the S-algebra is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2769-2790
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 1999



  • D = 11 superstring
  • Higher-dimensional superalgebras

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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