Dirac quantisation conditions and Kaluza-Klein reduction Academic Article uri icon


  • We present the form of the Dirac quantisation condition for the p-form charges carried by p-brane solutions of supergravity theories. This condition agrees precisely with the conditions obtained in lower dimensions, as is necessary for consistency with Kaluza-Klein dimensional reduction. These considerations also determine the charge lattice of BPS soliton states, which proves to be a universal modulus-independent lattice when the charges are defined to be the canonical charges corresponding to the quantum supergravity symmetry groups. 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Bremer, M. S., Lu, H., Pope, C. N., & Stelle, K. S.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • September 1998