N = 2 superstrings in a supergravity background

M. T. Grisaru, P. Howe, L. Mezincescu, B. E.W. Nilsson, P. K. Townsend

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We construct the covariant action for the N = 2 superstring in a ten-dimensional supergravity background. The flat superspace three-form needed for the construction of the Wess-Zumino term has a natural generalization in the curved superspace description of N = 2, d = 10 supergravity. We also discuss superstrings in d = 3, 4 and 6 supergravity backgrounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-120
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Nov 7 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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