Invariant regularization of supersymmetric chiral gauge theory

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Abstract

We present a regularization scheme which respects the supersymmetry and the maximal background gauge covariance in supersymmetric chiral gauge theories. When the anomaly cancellation condition is satisfied, the effective action in the superfield background field method automatically restores the gauge invariance without counterterms. The scheme also provides a background gauge covariant definition of composite operators that is especially useful in analyzing anomalies. We present several applications: The minimal consistent gauge anomaly; the super-chiral anomaly and the superconformal anomaly; as the corresponding anomalous commutators, the Konishi anomaly and an anomalous supersymmetric transformation law of the supercurrent (the "central extension" of N = 1 supersymmetry algebra) and of the R-current.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-210
Number of pages17
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number135
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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