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Off-shell formulation of N = 2 super Yang-Mills theories coupled to matter without auxiliary fields

ContributorsMaggiore, Nicola
Published inInternational Journal of Modern Physics. A, vol. 10, no. 27, p. 3937-3950
Publication date1995
Abstract

N = 2 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories coupled to matter are considered in the Wess-Zumino gauge. The supersymmetries are realized nonlinearly and the anticommutator between two susy charges gives, in addition to translations, gauge transformations and equations of motion. The difficulties hidden in such an algebraic structure are well known: almost always auxiliary fields can be introduced in order to put the formalism off-shell, but still the field-dependent gauge transformations give rise to an infinite-dimensional algebra quite hard to deal with. However, it is possible to avoid all these problems by collecting into a unique nilpotent operator all the symmetries defining the theory, namely ordinary BRS, supersymmetries and translations. According to this method the role of the auxiliary fields is covered by the external sources coupled, as usual, to the nonlinear variations of the quantum fields. The analysis is then formally reduced to that of ordinary Yang-Mills theory.

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MAGGIORE, Nicola. Off-shell formulation of N = 2 super Yang-Mills theories coupled to matter without auxiliary fields. In: International Journal of Modern Physics. A, 1995, vol. 10, n° 27, p. 3937–3950.
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