# The twelve-dimensional super-(2 + 2)-brane

@article{Hewson1997TheTS, title={The twelve-dimensional super-(2 + 2)-brane}, author={Stephen Fletcher Hewson and Malcolm J. Perry}, journal={Nuclear Physics}, year={1997}, volume={492}, pages={249-277} }

We discuss supersymmetry in twelve dimensions and present a covariant supersymmetric action for a brane with world-sheet signature (2,2), called a super-(2 + 2)-brane, propagating in the osp(64, 12) superspace. This superspace is explicitly constructed, and is trivial in the sense that the spinorial part is a trivial bundle over space-time, unlike the twisted superspace of usual Poincare supersymmetry. For consistency, it is necessary to take a projection of the superspace. This is the same as… Expand

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