Do supermembranes contain massless particles?

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Abstract

We compute the Casimir energy of an 11-dimensional Green-Schwarz supermembrane, generalizing the calculations of Kikkawa and Yamasaki for the bosonic membrane. We find a nonvanishing result. Assuming a simple relation between angular momentum and energy similar to that of the bosonic membrane, we conclude that such supermembranes do not contain massless particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-329
Number of pages13
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume309
Issue number2
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StatePublished - Nov 7 1988

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Do supermembranes contain massless particles? / Mezincescu, Alexandru; Nepomechie, Rafael; van Nieuwenhuizen, P.

In: Nuclear Physics B, Vol. 309, No. 2, 07.11.1988, p. 317-329.

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Mezincescu, Alexandru ; Nepomechie, Rafael ; van Nieuwenhuizen, P. / Do supermembranes contain massless particles?. In: Nuclear Physics B. 1988 ; Vol. 309, No. 2. pp. 317-329.
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