Il Nuovo Cimento A (1965-1970)

, Volume 107, Issue 8, pp 1369–1374 | Cite as

Casimir energy of ap-brane

  • M. Yamanobe
  • T. Homma
  • T. Miyazaki


We calculate the Casimir energy of a bosonicp-brane (p-dimensional object) and regularize it by a zeta-function based on Fujikawa-Kubo’s formulation. We further show, starting with the Polyakov-type action, that the contribution from the longitudinal components of thep-brane variables is cancelled by Faddeev-Popov ghosts.

PACS 11.17

Theories of strings and other extended objects 

PACS 03.65.Sq

Semiclassical theories and applications 


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© Società Italiana di Fisica 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Yamanobe
    • 1
  • T. Homma
    • 1
  • T. Miyazaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsScience University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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