Preprint 41/2000

Actions and symmetries of NSR superstrings and D-strings

Friedemann Brandt, Alexander Kling, and Maximilian Kreuzer

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Submission date: 06. Jul. 2000
Pages: 6
published in: Physics Letters / B, 494 (2000) 1-2, p. 155-160 
DOI number (of the published article): 10.1016/S0370-2693(00)01178-3
PACS-Numbers: 11.25.-w, 11.30.-j
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We present all NSR superstring and super-D-string actions invariant under a set of prescribed gauge transformations, and characterize completely their global symmetries. In particular we obtain locally supersymmetric Born-Infeld actions on general backgrounds in a formulation with extra target space dimensions. The nontrivial global symmetries of the superstring actions correspond to isometries of the background, whereas super-D-string actions can have additional symmetries acting nontrivially also on the coordinates of the extra dimensions.

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