Dirac-Born-Infeld action



worldvolume action functional of D-branes


Named after Paul Dirac, Max Born and Leopold Infeld.

For non-abelian Chan-Paton gauge field:

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

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

Revised on June 13, 2017 09:46:49 by Urs Schreiber (