Covariant description of D-branes in IIA plane-wave background

Seungjoon Hyun, Jaemo Park, Hyeonjoon Shin

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We work out boundary conditions for the covariant open string in the type IIA plane wave background, which corresponds to the D-branes in the type IIA theory. We use the kappa symmetric string action and see what kind of boundary conditions should be imposed to retain kappa symmetry. We find half BPS as well as quarter BPS branes and the analysis agrees with the previous work in the light cone gauge if the result is available. Finally we find that D0-brane is non-supersymmetric.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-88
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr 24

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Funding Information:
The work of S.H. was supported in part by grant No. R01-2000-000-00021-0 from the Basic Research Program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation. The work of J.P. was supported by Korea Research Foundation (KRF) Grant KRF-2002-070-C00022 and by POSTECH BSRI research fund 1RB0210601. The work of H.S. was supported by KRF Grant KRF-2001-015-DP0082.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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