Zlatibor, Serbia, 23-27 April 2017
No interactions for a collection of spin-two fields intermediated by a massive Rarita–Schwinger field
Faculty of Physics, University of Craiova, 13 A.I. Cuza Str., Craiova, 200585, Romania
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Published online: 28 July 2006
The cross-couplings among several massless spin-two fields (described in the free limit by a sum of Pauli–Fierz actions) in the presence of a massive Rarita–Schwinger field are investigated in the framework of the deformation theory based on local BRST cohomology. Under the hypotheses of locality, smoothness of the interactions in the coupling constant, Poincaré invariance, Lorentz covariance, and the preservation of the number of derivatives on each field, we prove that there are no consistent cross-interactions among different gravitons with a positively defined metric in internal space in the presence of a massive Rarita–Schwinger field. The basic features of the couplings between a single Pauli–Fierz field and a massive Rarita–Schwinger field are also emphasized.
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