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Title: Gauge-covariant Wess-Zumino actions for super p-branes in superspace

Abstract

In this paper the authors present a general method of constructing manifestly world-volume supersymmetric actions of super--branes, starting form some higher-dimensional field theories in which the partial breaking of global supersymmetry (PBGS) comes about. The authors' approach is based upon a substitution of the superspace coordinates which relates linear and nonlinear realizations of PBGS. As instructive examples the authors consider the massive d = 2 superparticle (p = 0) and d = 4 superstring (p = 1). The relevant world-line and world-sheet superfield actions naturally appear as along-wavelength limit of the superfield actions of some two- and four-dimensional supersymmetric field theories possessing topologically nontrivial solliton solutions. The corresponding topological charges prove to enter the super p-brane actions as the coupling constants. The authors also give a new general Wess-Zumino-type representation of the d = 2 superparticle action via the world-line superfields. It respects invariances both under the target space Poincare supersymmetry and the gauge group of general reparametrizations of the world-line superspace. In one gauge, it is reduced to the standard PBGS form while in another, it gives rise to a very simple action which displays manifest world-line superconformal symmetry and is directly related to the familiar component action ofmore » the superparticle. The fermionic {kappa}-symmetry of the latter can be identified with the odd sector of superconformal symmetry. This identity suggests a simple recipe for building higher-order {kappa}-invariant corrections to the minimal superparticle action.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Lab. of Theoretical Physics, JINR, Dubna (SU)
  2. International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (IT)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5138276
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
International Journal of Modern Physics A; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7:10; Journal ID: ISSN 0217-751X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; FIELD THEORIES; SUPERSYMMETRY; COORDINATES; CORRECTIONS; COUPLING CONSTANTS; FERMIONS; FOUR-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; GAUGE INVARIANCE; INVARIANCE PRINCIPLES; MANY-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; MATHEMATICAL SPACE; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; SYMMETRY BREAKING; TOPOLOGY; MATHEMATICS; SPACE; SYMMETRY; 662110* - General Theory of Particles & Fields- Theory of Fields & Strings- (1992-); 662120 - General Theory of Particles & Fields- Symmetry, Conservation Laws, Currents & Their Properties- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Ivanov, E A, and Kapustinikov, A A. Gauge-covariant Wess-Zumino actions for super p-branes in superspace. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.1142/S0217751X92000958.
Ivanov, E A, & Kapustinikov, A A. Gauge-covariant Wess-Zumino actions for super p-branes in superspace. United States. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0217751X92000958
Ivanov, E A, and Kapustinikov, A A. Mon . "Gauge-covariant Wess-Zumino actions for super p-branes in superspace". United States. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0217751X92000958.
@article{osti_5138276,
title = {Gauge-covariant Wess-Zumino actions for super p-branes in superspace},
author = {Ivanov, E A and Kapustinikov, A A},
abstractNote = {In this paper the authors present a general method of constructing manifestly world-volume supersymmetric actions of super--branes, starting form some higher-dimensional field theories in which the partial breaking of global supersymmetry (PBGS) comes about. The authors' approach is based upon a substitution of the superspace coordinates which relates linear and nonlinear realizations of PBGS. As instructive examples the authors consider the massive d = 2 superparticle (p = 0) and d = 4 superstring (p = 1). The relevant world-line and world-sheet superfield actions naturally appear as along-wavelength limit of the superfield actions of some two- and four-dimensional supersymmetric field theories possessing topologically nontrivial solliton solutions. The corresponding topological charges prove to enter the super p-brane actions as the coupling constants. The authors also give a new general Wess-Zumino-type representation of the d = 2 superparticle action via the world-line superfields. It respects invariances both under the target space Poincare supersymmetry and the gauge group of general reparametrizations of the world-line superspace. In one gauge, it is reduced to the standard PBGS form while in another, it gives rise to a very simple action which displays manifest world-line superconformal symmetry and is directly related to the familiar component action of the superparticle. The fermionic {kappa}-symmetry of the latter can be identified with the odd sector of superconformal symmetry. This identity suggests a simple recipe for building higher-order {kappa}-invariant corrections to the minimal superparticle action.},
doi = {10.1142/S0217751X92000958},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5138276}, journal = {International Journal of Modern Physics A; (United States)},
issn = {0217-751X},
number = ,
volume = 7:10,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {4}
}