Supersymmetric chiral bosons

Stefano Bellucci*, Roger Brooks, Jacob Sonnenschein

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We present the (1, 0) supersymmetric chiral boson theories. Actions, including the coupling to abelian gauge superfields, and chiral super-currents are written down for self-dual bosons. The condition for proper BRST quantization are discussed. The "reparametrization anomalies" are removed by the stringy prescription of considering multiplets of superfields and by the introduction of a Liouville term. The Siegel super-ghost system is super-bosonized. An anomaly free action which couples chiral bosons to supergravity, is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-204
Number of pages32
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


FundersFunder number
MIT Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship
U.S. Department of EnergyDE-AC02-76ER03069
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDE-AC03-76SF00515
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory


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