Selfduality of BornInfeld action and Dirichlet 3brane of type IIB superstring theory
Abstract
Dbrane actions depend on a worldvolume abelian vector field and are described by BornInfeldtype actions. We consider the vector field duality transformations of these actions. Like the usual 2d scalar duality rotations of isometric string coordinates imply target space Tduality, this vector duality is intimately connected with SL (2, Z) symmetry of type IIB superstring theory. We find that in parallel with generalised 4dimensional BornInfeld action, the action of 3brane of type IIB theory is SL(2, Z) selfdual. This indicates that 3brane should play a special role in type IIB theory and also suggests a possibility of its 12dimensional reformulation.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B
 Pub Date:
 February 1996
 DOI:
 10.1016/05503213(96)001733
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9602064
 Bibcode:
 1996NuPhB.469...51T
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 22 pages, harvmac (minor changes)