Supersymmetric form of the nonlinear σ model in two dimensions

Edward Witten

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Abstract

A supersymmetric form of the two-dimensional nonlinear σ model is described; the primary purpose is to explore further the analogy between the σ model and four-dimensional Yang-Mills theory. In the case of three components, the theory contains an enlarged supersymmetry algebra and is equivalent to the ordinary σ model with an additional logarithmic interaction between pseudoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2991-2994
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume16
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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