TY - JOUR

T1 - Locally supersymmetric D=3 non-linear sigma models

AU - Wit, B. de

AU - Tollsten, A. K.

AU - Nicolai, H.

N1 - 35 pages plain tex, CERN-TH.6612/92 THU-92-18

PY - 1992/8/28

Y1 - 1992/8/28

N2 - We study non-linear sigma models with N local supersymmetries in three space-time dimensions. For N=1 and 2 the target space of these models is Riemannian or Kahler, respectively. All N>2 theories are associated with Einstein spaces. For N=3 the target space is quaternionic, while for N=4 it generally decomposes into two separate quaternionic spaces, associated with inequivalent supermultiplets. For N=5,6,8 there is a unique (symmetric) space for any given number of supermultiplets. Beyond that there are only theories based on a single supermultiplet for N=9,10,12 and 16, associated with coset spaces with the exceptional isometry groups $F_{4(-20)}$, $E_{6(-14)}$, $E_{7(-5)}$ and $E_{16(+8)}$, respectively. For $N=3$ and $N\geq5$ the $D=2$ theories obtained by dimensional reduction are two-loop finite.

AB - We study non-linear sigma models with N local supersymmetries in three space-time dimensions. For N=1 and 2 the target space of these models is Riemannian or Kahler, respectively. All N>2 theories are associated with Einstein spaces. For N=3 the target space is quaternionic, while for N=4 it generally decomposes into two separate quaternionic spaces, associated with inequivalent supermultiplets. For N=5,6,8 there is a unique (symmetric) space for any given number of supermultiplets. Beyond that there are only theories based on a single supermultiplet for N=9,10,12 and 16, associated with coset spaces with the exceptional isometry groups $F_{4(-20)}$, $E_{6(-14)}$, $E_{7(-5)}$ and $E_{16(+8)}$, respectively. For $N=3$ and $N\geq5$ the $D=2$ theories obtained by dimensional reduction are two-loop finite.

KW - hep-th

U2 - 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90195-U

DO - 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90195-U

M3 - Article

VL - 392

SP - 3

EP - 38

JO - Nuclear Physics B

JF - Nuclear Physics B

ER -