Coupling M2-branes to background fields

  • James P. Allen
  • Douglas J. Smith


We discuss some of the issues arising in trying to extend the ABJM action to include couplings to background fields. This is analogous to the Myers-Chern-Simons terms of the multiple Dp-brane action. We review and extend previous results to include terms which are quadratic in the background fields. These are fixed by requiring that we recover the correct Myers-type terms upon using the novel Higgs mechanism to reduce to the multiple D2-brane action.


M-Theory Brane Dynamics in Gauge Theories D-branes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesDurham UniversityDurhamU.K.

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