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# - Patterns of Symmetry Breaking in Gauged Supersymmetric Sigma Mcjdels

@inproceedings{Mattis1983PO, title={- Patterns of Symmetry Breaking in Gauged Supersymmetric Sigma Mcjdels}, author={Michael P. Mattis}, year={1983} }

- Published 1983

We consider supersymmetric nonlinear sigma models, in which the chiral superfields-serve as coordinates on a compact coset space G/H, and study the effects of gauging various subgroups S C G. The general result is that S spontaneously breaks down much more than expected from experience with nonsupersymmetric models. In particular the rank of S is almost never preserved. Significantly, if S is large enough to break supersymmetry, then no scalars remain in the massless sector. If S is small… CONTINUE READING