### Abstract

The generic action for an N-extended superparticle in D-dimensional Minkowski spacetime is shown to have 'hidden' supersymmetries (related by 'dualities' to the manifest supersymmetries) such that the full supersymmetry algebra is BPS-saturated; the exceptions (which include, trivially, the massless case) are those for which the manifest supersymmetry algebra is already BPS-saturated. Moreover, it is shown that any 'non-BPS' superparticle action is a gauge-fixed version of the 'BPS' superparticle action for which all supersymmetries are manifest. An example is the N = 1 massive D = 10 superparticle, which actually has N = 2 supersymmetry and is equivalent to the action for a D0-brane of IIA superstring theory.

Original language | English (US) |
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Article number | 175401 |

Journal | Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical |

Issue number | 17 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 2014 |

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### Keywords

- superparticles
- superstrings
- supersymmetry

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Modeling and Simulation
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)

### Cite this

*Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical*, (17), [175401]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1751-8113/47/17/175401