Self-dual Yang-Mills Chern-Simons Higgs systems with an N=3 extended supersymmetry

Hsien Chung Kao*

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Using the technique of dimensional reduction, we construct and study N=3 supersymmetric Maxwell Chern-Simons Higgs and Yang-Mills Chern-Simons Higgs models. By taking various limits of both theories, we also obtain a host of related reduced ones. Among them is the Yang-Mills Higgs theory whose supersymmetry turns out to be N=4, or even N=8 with certain matter multiplets. There is also a pure N=3 Yang-Mills Chern-Simons theory with an explicit O(3) symmetry. This completes the search for maximally supersymmetric theories with one gauge field and no gravity in 2+1 dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2881-2892
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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