# A Note on the D-2-Brane of the Massive Type IIA Theory and Gauged Sigma Models

Research paper by Tomas Ortin

Indexed on: 31 Jul '97Published on: 31 Jul '97Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory

#### Abstract

Gauging the M-2-brane effective action with respect to an Abelian isometry in such a way that the invariance under gauge transformations of the 3-form potential is maintained (slightly modified) we obtain a fully covariant action with 11-dimensional target space that gives the massive D-2-brane effective action upon dimensional reduction in the direction of the gauged isometry.