The Born-Infeld action from conformal invariance of the open superstring Academic Article uri icon


  • We show that the one-loop approximation to sigma-model perturbation theory for the open-superstring leads to the low-energy effective action of Born-Infeld for the gauge field coupled to the ends of the string. Thus the bosonic part of the low-energy open superstring effective action is just that of the open bosinic string. We also that these results are exact to all loop orders of sigma-model perturbation theory. 1987.

published proceedings

  • Physics Letters B

author list (cited authors)

  • Bergshoeff, E., Sezgin, E., Pope, C. N., & Townsend, P. K.

citation count

  • 149

complete list of authors

  • Bergshoeff, E||Sezgin, E||Pope, CN||Townsend, PK

publication date

  • April 1987