Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Master actions for massive spin-3 particles in D = 2 + 1
UNESP, Campus de Guaratinguetá, DFQ, Avenida Dr. Ariberto Pereira da Cunha, 333, Guaratinguetá, SP, Brazil
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Accepted: 17 February 2016
Published online: 30 March 2016
We present here a relationship between massive self-dual models for spin-3 particles in via the master action procedure. Starting with a first-order model (in the derivatives) we have constructed a master action which interpolates between a sequence of four self-dual models where . By analyzing the particle content of the mixing terms, we give additional arguments that explain why it is apparently impossible to jump from the fourth-order model to a higher-order model. We have also analyzed similarities and differences between the fourth-order K-term in the spin-2 case and the analogous fourth-order term in the spin-3 context.
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