One-loop effects in various dimensions and D-branes Academic Article uri icon


  • We calculate some one-loop corrections to the effective action of theories in d dimensions that arise on the dimensional reduction of a Weyl fermion in D dimensions. The terms that we are interested in are of a topological nature. Special attention is given to the effective actions of the super YangMills theories that arise on dimensional reduction of the N=1 theory in six dimensions or on the dimensional reduction of the N=1 theory in ten dimensions. In the latter case we suggest an interpretation of the quantum effect as a coupling of the gauge field on the brane to a relative background gauge field.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Boulahouache, C., & Thompson, G.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Boulahouache, C||Thompson, G

publication date

  • December 1998