Do supermembranes contain massless particles?

Luca Mezincescu, Rafael I. Nepomechie, P. van Nieuwenhuizen

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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, Section B
Volume309
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 7 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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