IIB Supergravity Revisited

Journal of High Energy Physics (Impact Factor: 6.11). 06/2005; 2005(08). DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2005/08/098
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We show in the SU(1,1)-covariant formulation that IIB supergravity allows the introduction of a doublet and a quadruplet of ten-form potentials. The Ramond-Ramond ten-form potential which is associated with the SO(32) Type I superstring is in the quadruplet. Our results are consistent with a recently proposed $E_{11}$ symmetry underlying string theory. For the reader's convenience we present the full supersymmetry and gauge transformations of {\it all} fields both in the manifestly SU(1,1) covariant Einstein frame and in the real U(1) gauge fixed string frame. Comment: 36 pages; additional comments in section 7, typos corrected in formulae in sections 5 and 6, references added

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    • "Since an 11-form is trivial in ten-dimensions, we are only left with the 10-form potential D (10) . A similar phenomenon occurs in the IIB case [9]: the field-strength of the (quadruplet of) 10-forms, considered formally in d > 10 dimensions, contains non-trivial information about the gauge transformations of potentials with rank higher than ten. These observations hint at an underlying algebraic structure which might be independent of the dimensionality of space-time. "
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