General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 163–167 | Cite as

Spinors without spin structure

  • C. J. S. Clarke
Research Articles


A class of space-times without spin-structure is discussed. It is shown that these space-times admit a globally defined structure which is locally equivalent to a spin structure. ‘Generalised spinors’ can be defined, locally indistinguishable from ordinary spinors, which suffice for defining particle fields.


Differential Geometry Spin Structure Particle Field Ordinary Spinor 
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© Plenum Publishing Company Limited 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. S. Clarke
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  1. 1.1. Institut fur Theoretische PhysikHamburg 36BRD

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