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Superstrings with zero tension

Authors
Journal
Physics Letters B
0370-2693
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
228
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(89)90658-8
Disciplines
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract The superstring in the limit of vanishing tension is analyzed with the help of a phase space lagrangian. We show that our formulation is the supersymmetric extension of Schild's null string and that all the symmetries of the standard Green-Schwarz theory are maintained. The null superstring thus arises as a new theoretical laboratory, its complexity between the usual superstring and the massless superparticle. Its canonical quantization is carried through in detail.

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