TY - JOUR

T1 - Minimal higgs branch for the breaking of half of the supersymmetries in N = 2 supergravity

AU - Ferrara, Sergio

AU - Girardello, Luciano

AU - Porrati, Massimo

PY - 1996/1/11

Y1 - 1996/1/11

N2 - It is shown that the minimal Higgs sector of a generic N = 2 supergravity theory with unbroken N = 1 supersymmetry must contain a Higgs hypermultiplet and a vector multiplet. When the multiplets parametrize the quaternionic manifold SO(4,1)/SO(4), and the special Kähler manifold SU(1, 1)/U(1), respectively, a vanishing vacuum energy with a sliding massive spin 3/2 multiplet is obtained. Potential applications to N = 2 low energy effective actions of superstrings are briefly discussed.

AB - It is shown that the minimal Higgs sector of a generic N = 2 supergravity theory with unbroken N = 1 supersymmetry must contain a Higgs hypermultiplet and a vector multiplet. When the multiplets parametrize the quaternionic manifold SO(4,1)/SO(4), and the special Kähler manifold SU(1, 1)/U(1), respectively, a vanishing vacuum energy with a sliding massive spin 3/2 multiplet is obtained. Potential applications to N = 2 low energy effective actions of superstrings are briefly discussed.

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U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01378-4

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01378-4

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0001596395

VL - 366

SP - 155

EP - 159

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 1-4

ER -