Share This Article:

The Explicit Pure Vector Superfield in Gauge Theories

Abstract Full-Text HTML XML Download Download as PDF (Size:143KB) PP. 682-685
DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2012.38092    3,381 Downloads   5,232 Views   Citations
Author(s)    Leave a comment


An explicit expression of the pure vector superfield is derived in gauge theories in the Wess-Zumino gauge. A pure vector superfield means that the theta independent part of the superfield transforms as a Lorentz vector. This is to be contrasted with the so-called general scalar superfield, whose theta independent part is a scalar, as well as with the known spinor superfield, whose theta independent part is a spinor, which both contain a vector field. In contrast to the latter two superfields, the action of supersymmetric gauge theories follows directly from the theory of a pure vector superfield from a so-called D-term. As the construction of a supersymmetric gauge theory of Yang-Mills vector Bosons, is more naturally generated out of a pure vector supersfield and not of a scalar or a spinor, the importance of a pure vector superfield cannot be overemphasized.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Cite this paper

E. Manoukian, "The Explicit Pure Vector Superfield in Gauge Theories," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 3 No. 8, 2012, pp. 682-685. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2012.38092.


[1] P. Binétruy, “Supersymmetry: Theory, Experiment, and Cosmology,” Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006.
[2] H. Baer and X. Tata, “Weak Scale Supersymmetry: From Superfields to Scattering Events,” Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511617270
[3] S. Weinberg, “The Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol. III, Supersymmetry,” Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000.
[4] S. Ferrara (Editor), “Supersymmetry,” North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1987.
[5] A. Salam and J. Strathdee, “Superfields and Fermi-Bose Symmetry,” Physical Review D, Vol. 11, No. 6, 1975, pp. 1521-1535. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.11.1521
[6] A. Salam and J. Strathdee, “Supersymmetry and Nonabelian Gauges,” Physics Letters B, Vol. 51, No. 4, 1974, pp. 353-355

comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2019 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.