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 B
    Issue number1-3
    StatePublished - Mar 12 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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