Membrane tension and manifest IIB Sduality
Abstract
A manifestly Sdual, and `12 dimensional', IIB superstring action with an Sl(2; R) doublet of `BornInfeld' fields is presented. The Mtheory origin of the 12th dimension is the M2brane tension, which can be regarded as the flux of a 3form worldvolume field strength. The latter is required by the fact that the M2brane can have a boundary on an M5brane.
 Publication:

Physics Letters B
 Pub Date:
 February 1997
 DOI:
 10.1016/S03702693(97)008629
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9705160
 Bibcode:
 1997PhLB..409..131T
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 10 pp. Phyzxx. Typos corrected. Some points clarified. Some refs. added (Yesterday's revised version wasn't)