Matter coupling in higher-derivative supergravity

S. Cecotti, S. Ferrara, L. Girardello, M. Porrati, A. Pasquinucci

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    We construct general matter couplings of N=1 four-dimensional supergravity for theories with curvature-square terms, suggested by D=10 anomaly-free supergravity and superstrings. The scalar potential induced by the supersymmetric completion of the Euler characteristic is derived and its positivity properties discussed. Some implications for the nonpolynomial structure of ten-dimensional supergravity are drawn.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2504-2507
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review D
    Issue number8
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Cecotti, S., Ferrara, S., Girardello, L., Porrati, M., & Pasquinucci, A. (1986). Matter coupling in higher-derivative supergravity. Physical Review D, 33(8), 2504-2507.