A Note on Wess-Zumino Terms and Discrete Symmetries

Abstract

Sigma models in which the integer coefficient of the Wess-Zumino term vanishes are easy to construct. This is the case if all flavor symmetries are vectorlike. We show that there is a subset of SU(N)× SU(N) vectorlike sigma models in which the Wess-Zumino term vanishes for reasons of symmetry as well. However, there is no chiral sigma model in which the… (More)

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