Notes on the quantization of the complex linear superfield

P. A. Grassi, G. Policastro, M. Porrati

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    The quantization of the complex linear superfield requires an infinite tower of ghosts. Using the Batalin-Vilkovisky technique, Grisaru, Van Proeyen, and Zanon have been able to define a correct procedure to construct a gauge-fixed action. We generalize their technique by introducing the Lagrange multipliers into the non-minimal sector and we study the BRST cohomology. We show how the physical subspace is singled out. Finally, we quantize the model in the presence of a background and of a quantum gauge superfield.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)615-632
    Number of pages18
    JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
    Volume597
    Issue number1-3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 12 2001

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    Notes on the quantization of the complex linear superfield. / Grassi, P. A.; Policastro, G.; Porrati, M.

    In: Nuclear Physics, Section B, Vol. 597, No. 1-3, 12.03.2001, p. 615-632.

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    Grassi, P. A. ; Policastro, G. ; Porrati, M. / Notes on the quantization of the complex linear superfield. In: Nuclear Physics, Section B. 2001 ; Vol. 597, No. 1-3. pp. 615-632.
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