Electric/magnetic duality for chiral gauge theories with anomaly cancellation

de Rydt, Jan, Schmidt, Torsten T., Trigiante, Mario, Proeyen, Antoine Van and Zagermann, Marco (2008) Electric/magnetic duality for chiral gauge theories with anomaly cancellation. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2008 (12). p. 105. ISSN 1029-8479

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1126-6708/2008/12/105


We show that 4D gauge theories with Green-Schwarz anomaly cancellation and possible generalized Chern-Simons terms admit a formulation that is manifestly covariant with respect to electric/magnetic duality transformations. This generalizes previous work on the symplectically covariant formulation of anomaly-free gauge theories as they typically occur in extended supergravity, and now also includes general theories with (pseudo)anomalous gauge interactions as they may occur in global or local N = 1 supersymmetry. This generalization is achieved by relaxing the linear constraint on the embedding tensor so as to allow for a symmetric 3-tensor related to electric and/or magnetic quantum anomalies in these theories. Apart from electric and magnetic gauge fields, the resulting Lagrangians also feature two-form fields and can accommodate various unusual duality frames as they often appear, e.g., in string compactifications with background fluxes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anomalies in field and string theories, Supergravity models
Subjects: F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 15:47
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 23:47
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37972

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