Nonlinear selfduality and supersymmetry

Sergei M Kuzenko, Stefan Theisen

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We review self-duality of nonlinear electrodynamics and its extension to several Abelian gauge fields coupled to scalars. We then describe self-duality in supersymmetric models, both N = 1 and N = 2. The self-duality equations, which have to be satisfied by the action of any self-dual system, are found and solutions are discussed. One important example is the Born-Infeld action. We explain why the N = 2 supersymmetric actions proposed so far are not the correct world-volume actions for D3 branes in d = 6.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-309
JournalFortschritte der Physik
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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