TY - JOUR

T1 - Non-conformal higher spin supercurrents

AU - Hutomo, Jessica

AU - Kuzenko, Sergei M.

PY - 2018/3/10

Y1 - 2018/3/10

N2 - In four spacetime dimensions there exist two off-shell formulations for the massless multiplet of superspin (s+[Formula presented]), where s=2,3,…. These supersymmetric higher spin gauge theories, known as longitudinal and transverse, are dual to each other and describe two massless fields of spin (s+[Formula presented]) and (s+1) upon elimination of the auxiliary fields. They respectively reduce, in the limiting case of s=1, to the linearised actions for the old minimal and the n=−1 non-minimal N=1 supergravity theories. Associated with these gauge massless theories are non-conformal higher spin supercurrent multiplets which we describe. We demonstrate that the longitudinal higher spin supercurrents are realised in the model for a massive chiral scalar superfield only if s is odd, s=2n+1, with n=1,2,….

AB - In four spacetime dimensions there exist two off-shell formulations for the massless multiplet of superspin (s+[Formula presented]), where s=2,3,…. These supersymmetric higher spin gauge theories, known as longitudinal and transverse, are dual to each other and describe two massless fields of spin (s+[Formula presented]) and (s+1) upon elimination of the auxiliary fields. They respectively reduce, in the limiting case of s=1, to the linearised actions for the old minimal and the n=−1 non-minimal N=1 supergravity theories. Associated with these gauge massless theories are non-conformal higher spin supercurrent multiplets which we describe. We demonstrate that the longitudinal higher spin supercurrents are realised in the model for a massive chiral scalar superfield only if s is odd, s=2n+1, with n=1,2,….

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U2 - 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.01.045

DO - 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.01.045

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85042565439

SN - 0370-2693

VL - 778

SP - 242

EP - 246

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

ER -