Higher derivative extension of 6D chiral gauged supergravity

  • Eric Bergshoeff
  • Frederik Coomans
  • Ergin Sezgin
  • Antoine Van Proeyen
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Six-dimensional (1, 0) supersymmetric gauged Einstein-Maxwell supergravity is extended by the inclusion of a supersymmetric Riemann tensor squared invariant. Both the original model as well as the Riemann tensor squared invariant are formulated off-shell and consequently the total action is off-shell invariant without modification of the supersymmetry transformation rules. In this formulation, superconformal techniques, in which the dilaton Weyl multiplet plays a crucial role, are used. It is found that the gauging of the U(1) R-symmetry in the presence of the higher-order derivative terms does not modify the positive exponential in the dilaton potential. Moreover, the supersymmetric Minkowski4 × S 2 compactification of the original model, without the higher-order derivatives, is remarkably left intact. It is shown that the model also admits non-supersymmetric vacuum solutions that are direct product spaces involving de Sitter spacetimes and negative curvature internal spaces.


Field Theories in Higher Dimensions Space-Time Symmetries Supergravity Models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Bergshoeff
    • 1
  • Frederik Coomans
    • 2
  • Ergin Sezgin
    • 3
  • Antoine Van Proeyen
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Instituut voor Theoretische FysicaKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and AstronomyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationU.S.A

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