Vanishing potentials in gauged N=2 supergravity: An application of Jordan algebras

Murat Gunaydin, G. Sierra, P. K. Townsend

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We construct a class of N=2 supergravity theories in five spacetime dimensions with a gauged U(1) (i.e. minimal coupling to the gravitini) but vanishing scalar field potential. Supersymmetry is spontaneously broken. The models of this class are classified by their association with irreducible indempotents of a Jordan algebra. Similar results for N=2 supergravity in d=4 follow by dimensional reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 1984


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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