Covariant action for a D = 11 five-brane with the chiral field

Paolo Pasti, Dmitri Sorokin, Mario Tonin
1997 Physics Letters B  
We propose a complete Born-Infeld-like action for a bosonic 5-brane with the worldvolume chiral field in a background of gravitational and antisymmetric gauge fields of D=11 supergravity. When the five-brane couples to a three-rank antisymmetric gauge field local worldvolume symmetries of the five-brane require the addition to the action of an appropriate Wess-Zumino term. To preserve general coordinate and Lorentz invariance of the model we introduce a single auxiliary scalar field. The
more » ... ry field can be eliminated by gauge fixing a corresponding local symmetry at the price of the loss of manifest d=6 worldvolume covariance. The double dimensional reduction of the five-brane model results in the Born-Infeld action with the Wess-Zumino term for a D=10 four-D-brane.
doi:10.1016/s0370-2693(97)00188-3 fatcat:wd3asrcygfcbpctdxsxz6mdtm4