Volume 117, Number 1, January 2017
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields|
|Published online||02 March 2017|
Construction of a massive ABJM theory without Higgs superfields
Centre for Theoretical Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Kharagpur-721302, WB, India
Received: 18 November 2016
Accepted: 6 February 2017
A massive Aharony-Bergman-Jafferis-Maldacena (ABJM) model in superspace is analysed by considering a Proca-type mass term into the most general Faddeev-Popov action in a covariant gauge. The presence of a mass term breaks the original BRST and anti-BRST invariance of the model. Further, the symmetry of the massive ABJM model is restored by extending the BRST and anti-BRST transformations. We show that the supergauge dependence of the generating functional for connected diagrams occurs in the presence of mass and ghost–anti-ghost condensates in the theory.
PACS: 11.15.Yc – Chern-Simons gauge theory / 11.25.Yb – M theory
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