Remark on the consistent gauge anomaly in supersymmetric theories

Yoshihisa Ohshima, Kiyoshi Okuyama, Hiroshi Suzuki, Hirofumi Yasuta

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Abstract

We present a direct field theoretical calculation of the consistent gauge anomaly in the superfield formalism, on the basis of a definition of the effective action through the covariant gauge current. The scheme is conceptually and technically simple and the gauge covariance in intermediate steps reduces calculational labors considerably. The resultant superfield anomaly, being proportional to the anomaly dabc = trTa{Tb,Tc}, is minimal without supplementing any counterterms. Our anomaly coincides with the anomaly obtained by Marinković as the solution of the Wess-Zumino consistency condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-298
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume457
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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