Twin supergravities from Yang-Mills theory squared

Anastasiou, A. and Borsten, L. and Duff, M. J. and Hughes, M. J. and Marrani, A. and Nagy, S. and Zoccali, M. (2016) Twin supergravities from Yang-Mills theory squared. Physical Review D, 96 (2). ISSN 2470-0010

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We consider ‘twin supergravities’ - pairs of supergravities with N+ and N_ supersymmetries, N+ > N_ , with identical bosonic sectors - in the context of tensoring super Yang-Mills multiplets. It is demonstrated that the pairs of twin supergravity theories are related through their left and right super Yang-Mills factors. This procedure generates new theories from old. In particular, the matter coupled N_ twins in D = 3, 5, 6 and the N_ = 1 twins in D = 4 have not, as far as we are aware, been obtained previously using the double-copy construction, adding to the growing list of double-copy constructible theories. The use of fundamental matter multiplets in the double-copy construction leads us to introduce a bi-fundamental scalar that couples to the well-known bi-adjoint scalar field. It is also shown that certain matter coupled supergravities admit more than one factorisation into left and right super Yang-Mills-matter theories.

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Divisions: School of Theoretical Physics > Preprints
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 19:30
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 08:43

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