Massive superstring vertex operator in D = 10 superspace

Nathan Berkovits, Osvaldo Chandía

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Using the pure spinor formalism for the superstring, the vertex operator for the first massive states of the open superstring is constructed in a manifestly super-Poincaré covariant manner. This vertex operator describes a massive spin-two multiplet in terms of ten-dimensional superfields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)861-870
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Superspaces
  • Superstrings and Heterotic Strings


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