Covariant action for a D = 11 fivebrane with the chiral field
Abstract
We propose a complete BornInfeldlike action for a bosonic 5brane with a worldvolume chiral field in a background of gravitational and antisymmetric gauge fields of D = 11 supergravity. When the fivebrane couples to a threerank antisymmetric gauge field, local symmetries of the fivebrane require the addition to the action of an appropriate Wess=Zumino term. To preserve general coordinate and Lorentz invariance of the model we introduce a single auxiliary scalar field. The auxiliary field can be eliminated by gauge fixing a corresponding local symmetry at the price of the loss of manifestd = 6 worldvolume covariance. The double dimensional reduction of the fivebrane model results in the BornInfeld action with the WessZumino term for a D = 10 fourDbrane.
 Publication:

Physics Letters B
 Pub Date:
 February 1997
 DOI:
 10.1016/S03702693(97)001883
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9701037
 Bibcode:
 1997PhLB..398...41P
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 LaTeX file, 10 pages, the form of eq. (8) corrected, a Comment added, version to appear in Phys. Lett. B