Brane Plus Bulk Supersymmetry in Ten Dimensions

E. Bergshoeff, R. Kallosh, T. Ortín, D. Roest, A. Van Proeyen

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Abstract

We discuss a generalized form of IIA/IIB supergravity depending on all R-R potentials C-(p) (p = 0, 1.... 9) as the effective field theory of Type IIA/IIB superstring theory. For the IIA case we explicitly break this R-R democracy to either p less than or equal to 3 or p greater than or equal to 5 which allows us to write a new bulk action that can be coupled to N = 1 supersymmetric brane actions.

The case of 8-branes is studied in detail using the new bulk & brane action. The supersymmetric negative tension branes without matter excitations can be viewed as orientifolds in the effective action. These D8-branes and O8-planes are fundamental in Type I' string theory. A BPS 8-brane solution is given which satisfies the jump conditions on the wall. As an application of our results we derive a quantization of the mass parameter and the cosmological constant in string units.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Developments in Fundamental Interaction Theories
EditorsJ. Lukierski, J. Rembieliński
Place of PublicationMELVILLE
PublisherUniversity of Groningen, Centre for Theoretical Physics
Pages31-45
Number of pages15
Edition589
ISBN (Print)0-7354-0029-6
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event37th Karpacz Winter School of Theoretical Physics - , Poland
Duration: 6-Feb-200115-Feb-2001

Publication series

NameAIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
PublisherAMER INST PHYSICS
Volume589
ISSN (Print)0094-243X

Other

Other37th Karpacz Winter School of Theoretical Physics
Country/TerritoryPoland
Period06/02/200115/02/2001

Keywords

  • II STRING THEORY
  • COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT
  • 10 DIMENSIONS
  • SUPERGRAVITY
  • DUALITY
  • COMPACTIFICATION
  • N=2

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