We propose a generalization of the Bagger-Lambert-Gustavsson action as a candidate for the description of an arbitrary number of M2-branes. The action is formulated in terms of N=2 superfields in three dimensions and corresponds to an extension of the usual superfield formulation of Chern-Simons matter theories. Demanding gauge invariance of the resulting theory does not imply the total antisymmetry of the underlying 3-Lie algebra structure constants. We relax this condition and propose a class of examples for these generalized 3-Lie algebras. We also discuss various associated ordinary Lie algebras.
|Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
|Published - Sep 26 2008
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)