# 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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