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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Abstract

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
Volume162
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 7 1985

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Grisaru, M. T., Howe, P., Mezincescu, L., Nilsson, B. E. W., & Townsend, P. K. (1985). N = 2 superstrings in a supergravity background. Physics Letters B, 162(1-3), 116-120. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(85)91071-8