STAINLESS SUPER P-BRANES Academic Article uri icon


  • The elementary and solitonic supersymmetric p-brane solutions to supergravity theories form families related by dimensional reduction, each headed by a maximal ('stainless') member that cannot be isotropically dimensionally oxidized into higher dimensions. We find several new families, headed by stainless solutions in various dimensions D 9. In some cases, these occur with dimensions (D, p) that coincide with those of descendants of known families, but since the new solutions are stainless, they are necessarily distinct. The new stainless supersymmetric solutions include a 6-brane and a 5-brane in D = 9, a string in D = 5, and particles in all dimensions 5 D 9. 1995.

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author list (cited authors)

  • LU, H., POPE, C. N., SEZGIN, E., & STELLE, K. S.

citation count

  • 116

publication date

  • December 1995