### Abstract

Lagrangians for massless free fields with arbitrary spins are derived by postulating gauge transformations for these fields. Global supersymmetry field variations are then exhibited for a massless system involving the pair of spins (S,S+ 1 2), and the supersymmetry algebra is explicitly shown to close on-shell. The linear representation theorem for this algebra is used to prove these massless systems are suitably free of intermediate helicity modes. Local coupling of higher-spin fermions to gravity is briefly discussed.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 219-224 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics |

Volume | 85 |

Issue number | 2-3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Aug 13 1979 |

Externally published | Yes |

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**Massless field supermultiplets with arbitrary spin.** / Curtright, Thomas.

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T1 - Massless field supermultiplets with arbitrary spin

AU - Curtright, Thomas

PY - 1979/8/13

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N2 - Lagrangians for massless free fields with arbitrary spins are derived by postulating gauge transformations for these fields. Global supersymmetry field variations are then exhibited for a massless system involving the pair of spins (S,S+ 1 2), and the supersymmetry algebra is explicitly shown to close on-shell. The linear representation theorem for this algebra is used to prove these massless systems are suitably free of intermediate helicity modes. Local coupling of higher-spin fermions to gravity is briefly discussed.

AB - Lagrangians for massless free fields with arbitrary spins are derived by postulating gauge transformations for these fields. Global supersymmetry field variations are then exhibited for a massless system involving the pair of spins (S,S+ 1 2), and the supersymmetry algebra is explicitly shown to close on-shell. The linear representation theorem for this algebra is used to prove these massless systems are suitably free of intermediate helicity modes. Local coupling of higher-spin fermions to gravity is briefly discussed.

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U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(79)90583-5

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VL - 85

SP - 219

EP - 224

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 2-3

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