We construct M5-branes with 3/8 supersymmetry and find that they preserve exactly half of the background pp-wave supersymmetries. We explicitly write down the standard as well as supernumerary Killing spinors and find that their respective numbers are also half of those for the pp-wave background. This is in line with the recent work of Dabholkar et al. which shows that half supersymmetric D-branes can be constructed in pp-wave backgrounds.
Physics Letters B
- Pub Date:
- September 2002
- High Energy Physics - Theory
- 10 pages, v2: misprints corrected and references added, v3: improved and more references, to appear in PLB