An action for the super5brane in D = 11 supergravity
Abstract
An alternative path is taken for deriving an action for the supersymmetric 5brane in 11 dimensions. Selfduality does not follow from the action, but is consistent with the equations of motion for arbitrary supergravity backgrounds. The action involves a 2form as well as a 5form worldvolume potential; inclusion of the latter makes the action, as well as the nonlinear selfduality relation for the 3form field strength, polynomial. The requirement of invariance under κtransformations determines the form of the selfduality relation, as well as the action. The formulation is shown to be equivalent to earlier formulations of 5brane dynamics.
 Publication:

Journal of High Energy Physics
 Pub Date:
 April 1998
 DOI:
 10.1088/11266708/1998/04/007
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9712059
 Bibcode:
 1998JHEP...04..007C
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 plain tex, 8pp. Essential correction to the selfduality equation. Added paragraph showing equivalence to other formulations