A membrane action for WM2 / OM theory
Abstract
Through direct examination of the effect of the OM limit on the M2brane worldvolume action, we derive a membrane action for OM theory, and more generally, for the elevendimensional Mtheoretic construct known as Galilean or Wrapped M2brane (WM2) theory, which contains OM theory as a special class of states. In the static gauge, the action in question implies a discrete spectrum for the closed membrane of WM2 theory, which under double dimensional reduction is shown to reproduce the known NCOS/Wound closed string spectrum. We examine as well open membranes ending on each of the three types of M5branes in WM2 theory (OM theory arising from the 'longitudinal' type), and show that the 'fully transverse' fivebrane is tensionless. As a prelude to the membrane, we also study the case of the string, where we likewise obtain a reparametrizationinvariant action, and make contact with previous work.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B
 Pub Date:
 May 2002
 DOI:
 10.1016/S05503213(02)00175X
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/0201140
 Bibcode:
 2002NuPhB.630..178G
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
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