Dirac-Born-Infeld action



worldvolumeaction functional of D-branes


Named after Paul Dirac, Max Born and Leopold Infeld.

Discussion in terms of D-branes as leaves of Dirac structures on Courant Lie 2-algebroids of type II geometry is in

  • Tsuguhiko Asakawa, Shuhei Sasa, Satoshi Watamura, D-branes in Generalized Geometry and Dirac-Born-Infeld Action (arXiv:1206.6964)

Detailed discussion of the relation to the Polyakov action and the Nambu-Goto action is in

Non-abelian case

Discussion of the generalization of the DBI action to non-abelian Chan-Paton gauge fields (supposedly: for coincident D-branes) includes the following:

A proposal for the formulation appears in

  • Arkady Tseytlin, On non-Abelian generalization of Born-Infeld action in string theory, Nucl.Phys. B501 (1997) 41-52 (spire)

A critical discussion is in

For actual derivation of gauge enhancement on coincident D-branes see the references there.

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