N = 2 superstrings in a supergravity background

M. T. Grisaru, P. Howe, Alexandru 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, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume162
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 7 1985
Externally publishedYes

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N = 2 superstrings in a supergravity background. / Grisaru, M. T.; Howe, P.; Mezincescu, Alexandru; Nilsson, B. E W; Townsend, P. K.

In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 162, No. 1-3, 07.11.1985, p. 116-120.

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Grisaru, M. T. ; Howe, P. ; Mezincescu, Alexandru ; Nilsson, B. E W ; Townsend, P. K. / N = 2 superstrings in a supergravity background. In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics. 1985 ; Vol. 162, No. 1-3. pp. 116-120.
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