Quantum geometry of the covariant superstring with N = 1 global supersymmetry
Abstract
The quantization of the superstring with N = 1 global supersymmetry is considered in the functional integral formalism. The term in the effective action defined by the conformal anomaly is calculated. It is shown that the effective action is determined not only by the intrinsic properties of the surface (i.e. by the metric h_{αβ}) but depends also on the way the surface is embedded in Ddimensional space (i.e. on the second quadratic form of the surface). The selfduality of N = 1 superstring theory with a WessZumino term is pointed out.
 Publication:

Physics Letters B
 Pub Date:
 December 1986
 DOI:
 10.1016/03702693(86)910749
 Bibcode:
 1986PhLB..182...33K