Non-BPS brane dynamics and duality

T. E. Clark, Muneto Nitta, T. Ter Veldhuis

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The Green-Schwarz action for a non-BPS p = 2 brane embedded in a N = 1, D = 4 target superspace is shown to be equivalent to the Nambu-Goto-Akulov-Volkov action obtained via the nonlinear realization of the associated target space super-Poincaré symmetries. Introducing a U(1) gauge field strength as a Lagrange multiplier, this p = 2 brane action is recast into its equivalent dual form non-BPS D2-brane Born-Infeld action. Following the procedure given by Sen, the Green-Schwarz action for a non-BPS D2-brane is determined directly. From it, conversely, the dual form non-BPS p = 2 brane action is derived. The p = 2 brane and the D2-brane actions obtained by these two approaches are different in form. Through explicitly determined field redefinitions, these actions are shown to be equivalent.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105005
Pages (from-to)105005-1-105005-10
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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