The 0-brane Action in a General D = 4 Supergravity Background

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Title: The 0-brane Action in a General D = 4 Supergravity Background
Author: Cacciatori, Sergio; Zanon, Daniela; Billo, Marco; Denef, Frederik; Fre, Pietro; Proeyen, Antoine Van; Van Proeyen, Antoine

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Citation: Billo, Marco, Sergio Cacciatori, Frederik Denef, Pietro Fre, Antoine Van Proeyen, Daniela Zanon. 1999. The 0-brane action in a General D = 4 supergravity background. classical and quantum gravity 16(7): 2334-2358.
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Abstract: We begin by presenting the superparticle action in the background of N=2, D=4 supergravity coupled to n vector multiplets interacting via an arbitrary special Kahler geometry. Our construction is based on implementing kappa-supersymmetry. In particular, our result can be interpreted as the source term for N=2 BPS black holes with a finite horizon area. When the vector multiplets can be associated to the complex structure moduli of a Calabi-Yau manifold, then our 0-brane action can be derived by wrapping 3-branes around 3-cycles of the 3-fold. Our result can be extended to the case of higher supersymmetry; we explicitly construct the kappa supersymmetric action for a superparticle moving in an arbitrary N=8 supergravity background with 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8 residual supersymmetry.
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