TY - JOUR

T1 - Superconformal duality-invariant models and N = 4 SYM effective action

AU - Kuzenko, Sergei M.

PY - 2021/9

Y1 - 2021/9

N2 - We present N = 2 superconformal U(1) duality-invariant models for an Abelian vector multiplet coupled to conformal supergravity. In a Minkowski background, such a nonlinear theory is expected to describe (the planar part of) the low-energy effective action for the N = 4 SU(N) super-Yang-Mills (SYM) theory on its Coulomb branch where (i) the gauge group SU(N) is spontaneously broken to SU(N − 1) × U(1); and (ii) the dynamics is captured by a single N = 2 vector multiplet associated with the U(1) factor of the unbroken group. Additionally, a local U(1) duality-invariant action generating the N = 2 super-Weyl anomaly is proposed. By providing a new derivation of the recently constructed U(1) duality-invariant N = 1 superconformal electrodynamics, we introduce its SL(2, ℝ) duality-invariant coupling to the dilaton-axion multiplet.

AB - We present N = 2 superconformal U(1) duality-invariant models for an Abelian vector multiplet coupled to conformal supergravity. In a Minkowski background, such a nonlinear theory is expected to describe (the planar part of) the low-energy effective action for the N = 4 SU(N) super-Yang-Mills (SYM) theory on its Coulomb branch where (i) the gauge group SU(N) is spontaneously broken to SU(N − 1) × U(1); and (ii) the dynamics is captured by a single N = 2 vector multiplet associated with the U(1) factor of the unbroken group. Additionally, a local U(1) duality-invariant action generating the N = 2 super-Weyl anomaly is proposed. By providing a new derivation of the recently constructed U(1) duality-invariant N = 1 superconformal electrodynamics, we introduce its SL(2, ℝ) duality-invariant coupling to the dilaton-axion multiplet.

KW - Extended Supersymmetry

KW - Superspaces

KW - Supersymmetry and Duality

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85116019764&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/JHEP09(2021)180

DO - 10.1007/JHEP09(2021)180

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85116019764

SN - 1029-8479

VL - 2021

JO - Journal of High Energy Physics

JF - Journal of High Energy Physics

IS - 9

M1 - 180

ER -