# Matrix regularization of an open supermembrane: Towards M-theory five-branes via open supermembranes

@article{Ezawa1998MatrixRO,
title={Matrix regularization of an open supermembrane: Towards M-theory five-branes via open supermembranes},
author={K. Ezawa and Y. Matsuo and K. Murakami},
journal={Physical Review D},
year={1998},
volume={57},
pages={5118-5133}
}
• Published 1998
• Physics
• Physical Review D
• We study open supermembranes in 11-dimensional rigid superspace with 6-dimensional topological defects (M-theory five-branes). After rederiving in the Green-Schwarz formalism the boundary conditions for open superstrings in the type-IIA theory, we determine the boundary conditions for open supermembranes by imposing kappa symmetry and invariance under a fraction of 11-dimensional supersymmetry. The result seems to imply the self-duality of the three-form field strength on the five-brane world… CONTINUE READING