# Contents

## Idea

There is supposed to be a $(p=3)$-brane in 6-dimensional super-spacetime given by the Green-Schwarz action functional induced by the exceptional super Lie algebra $(3+2)$-cocycle on $\mathfrak{siso}(5,1)$ (Hughes-Liu-Polchinski 86).

The brane scan.

The Green-Schwarz type super $p$-brane sigma-models (see at table of branes for further links and see at The brane bouquet for the full classification):

$\stackrel{d}{=}$$p =$123456789
11M2M5
10D0F1, D1D2D3D4NS5, D5D6D7D8D9
9$\ast$
8$\ast$
7M2${}_{top}$
6F1${}_{little}$, S1${}_{sd}$S3
5$\ast$
4**
3*

(The first colums follow the exceptional spinors table.)

The corresponding exceptional super L-∞ algebra cocycles (schematically, without prefactors):

$\stackrel{d}{=}$$p =$123456789
11$\Psi^2 E^2$ on sIso(10,1)$\Psi^2 E^5 + \Psi^2 E^2 C_3$ on m2brane
10$\Psi^2 E^1$ on sIso(9,1)$B_2^2 + B_2 \Psi^2 + \Psi^2 E^2$ on StringIIA$\cdots$ on StringIIB$B_2^3 + B_2^2 \Psi^2 + B_2 \Psi^2 E^2 + \Psi^2 E^4$ on StringIIA$\Psi^2 E^5$ on sIso(9,1)$B_2^4 + \cdots + \Psi^2 E^6$ on StringIIA$\cdots$ on StringIIB$B_2^5 + \cdots + \Psi^2 E^8$ in StringIIA$\cdots$ on StringIIB
9$\Psi^2 E^4$ on sIso(8,1)
8$\Psi^2 E^3$ on sIso(7,1)
7$\Psi^2 E^2$ on sIso(6,1)
6$\Psi^2 E^1$ on sIso(5,1)$\Psi^2 E^3$ on sIso(5,1)
5$\Psi^2 E^2$ on sIso(4,1)
4$\Psi^2 E^1$ on sIso(3,1)$\Psi^2 E^2$ on sIso(3,1)
3$\Psi^2 E^1$ on sIso(2,1)

## References

The original construction is in

• James Hughes, Jun Liu, Joseph Polchinski, Supermembranes, Physics Letters B Volume 180, Issue 4, 20 November 1986, Pages 370–374 (spire)

Discussion building on that includes

Discussion of the 3-brane in 6d explicitly as a 3-brane soliton in an M5-brane/NS5-brane worldvolume is due to

and the understanding of this configuration as resulting from two intersecting M5-branes is due to

For more on this see

Revised on January 28, 2015 23:48:31 by Urs Schreiber (89.204.137.239)