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Sp(2) Invariant BRST formalism, Supersymmetry and Wess-Zumino gauges


Delbourgo, R and Jarvis, PD and Thompson, G, Sp(2) Invariant BRST formalism, Supersymmetry and Wess-Zumino gauges, Modern Physics Letters A, 1, (2) pp. 95-101. ISSN 0217-7323 (1986) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1142/S0217732386000142


Covariant quantization of Fermi-Bose supersymmetric gauge theories is formulated within an enlarged superspace (x, θα, ξm) with manifest ξ-supertranslation (=extended BRST) and Sp(2) invariance. In Wess-Zumino gauges, the correct ghost and auxiliary field structure emerges by counting arguments for the (N=1) super-Yang-Mills, conformal and Einstein supergravity cases. The super-Yang-Mills case is analyzed in detail for both supercovariant and Wess-Zumino gauge-fixing, with particular emphasis on the Sp(2) assignments of the ghost superfields.

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:Jarvis, PD (Dr Peter Jarvis)
UTAS Author:Thompson, G (Mr Thompson)
ID Code:90858
Year Published:1986
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2014-04-29
Last Modified:2014-04-29

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