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The European Physical Journal C

, 72:2145 | Cite as

Massive and massless spin-1 particles with gauge symmetry without Stueckelberg fields

  • D. DalmaziEmail author
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
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Abstract

In order to generate mass for an abelian spin-1 vector field while preserving gauge invariance we couple it to a symmetric tensor. The derivative coupling includes up to three derivatives. We show that unitarity, causality and absence of Stueckelberg (compensating) fields single out a unique model up to trivial field redefinitions. The model contains one massive and one massless spin-1 particle. It is shown by means of a master action to be dual to the direct sum of a Maxwell plus a Maxwell–Proca theory.

Keywords

Vector Field Ghost Symmetric Tensor Antisymmetric Tensor Derivative Coupling 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Alvaro de S. Dutra for helpful discussions. This work is partially supported by CNPq.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UNESP, Campus de GuaratinguetáDFQGuaratinguetáBrazil

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