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Chiral anomalies, nonminimal couplings, and Kaluza-Klein theory


Delbourgo, R and Thompson, G and Weber, RO, Chiral anomalies, nonminimal couplings, and Kaluza-Klein theory, Physical Review D, 34, (2) pp. 519-524. ISSN 0556-2821 (1986) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.34.519


By making use of the heat kernel, the chiral anomalies for two- and four-dimensional Abelian gauge theories with Pauli couplings (such as Kaluza-Klein higher-dimensional models) are derived. These are reduced to the minimal anomalies after adding counterterms to the action and by redefining the axial-vector current; confirmation of these counterterms is provided by diagrammatic analysis. Summing over the fermion modes, both the counterterms and the anomalies disappear.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Particle and high energy physics
Research Field:Particle physics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Delbourgo, R (Professor Robert Delbourgo)
UTAS Author:Thompson, G (Mr Thompson)
ID Code:90851
Year Published:1986
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2014-04-29
Last Modified:2014-04-29

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