Super-kähler geometry in supergravity and superstrings

S. Cecotti, S. Ferrara, L. Gerardello, M. Porrati

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    We show that only a restricted class of N = 1 four-dimensional curvature terms are compatible with super-Kähler geometry. The scaling properties required from Kähler invariance in order to be compatible with local supersymmetry in higher-derivative interactions are shown in the case of superstrings to be related to the global scale invariance of the ten-dimensional effective action.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)345-350
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysics Letters B
    Issue number3-4
    StatePublished - Feb 19 1987


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    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Cecotti, S., Ferrara, S., Gerardello, L., & Porrati, M. (1987). Super-kähler geometry in supergravity and superstrings. Physics Letters B, 185(3-4), 345-350.