Toward an off-shell 11D supergravity limit of M-theory

@article{Nishino1996TowardAO,
  title={Toward an off-shell 11D supergravity limit of M-theory},
  author={H Nishino and Sylvester James Gates and Jr.},
  journal={Physics Letters B},
  year={1996},
  volume={388},
  pages={504-511}
}
Abstract We demonstrate that in addition to the usual fourth-rank superfield ( W abcd ) which describes the on-shell theory, a spinor superfield ( J α ) can be introduced into the 11D geometrical tensors with engineering dimensions less or equal to one in such a way to satisfy the Bianchi identities in superspace. The components arising from J α are identified as some of the auxiliary fields required for a full off-shell formulation. Our result indicates that eleven-dimensional supergravity… Expand

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