A σ-model interpretation of Green-Schwarz covariant superstring action

Marc Henneaux, Luca Mezincescu

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It is shown that the non-manifestly supersymmetric piece of the covariant superstring action of Green and Schwarz is the Wess-Zumino term associated with mappings of two-dimensional spacetime SUSY(N = 2)/SO(9,1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-342
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Mar 14 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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