6D supergravity without tensor multiplets
Author(s)Kumar, Vijay; Park, Daniel S.; Taylor, Washington
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We systematically investigate the finite set of possible gauge groups and matter content for supergravity theories in six dimensions with no tensor multiplets, focusing on nonabelian gauge groups which are a product of SU(N) factors. We identify a number of models which obey all known low-energy consistency conditions, but which have no known string theory realization. Many of these models contain novel matter representations, suggesting possible new string theory constructions. Many of the most exotic matter structures arise in models which precisely saturate the gravitational anomaly bound on the number of hypermultiplets. Such models have a rigid symmetry structure, in the sense that there are no moduli which leave the full gauge group unbroken.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Theoretical Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Journal of High Energy Physics
Springer-Verlag/International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Kumar, Vijay, Daniel S. Park, and Washington Taylor. “6D Supergravity Without Tensor Multiplets.” J. High Energ. Phys. 2011, no. 4 (April 2011).