Lagrangian formulation of massive fermionic higher spin fields on a constant electromagnetic background

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Buchbinder, I.L. ; Krykhtin, V.A. ; Tsulaia, M. (2015)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Nuclear Physics B (issn: 0550-3213, vol: 896, pp: 1-18)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2015.04.008
  • Subject: High Energy Physics - Theory | Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    arxiv: High Energy Physics::Theory | High Energy Physics::Lattice

We consider massive half-integer higher spin fields coupled to an external constant electromagnetic field in flat space of an arbitrary dimension and construct a gauge invariant Lagrangian in the linear approximation in the external field. A procedure for finding the gauge-invariant Lagrangians is based on the BRST construction where no off-shell constraints on the fields and on the gauge parameters are imposed from the very beginning. As an example of the general procedure, we derive a gauge invariant Lagrangian for a massive fermionic field with spin 3/2 which contains a set of auxiliary fields and gauge symmetries.
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