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Duality invariance of s ≥ 3/2 fermions in AdS

Deser, S. and Seminara, D. (2014) Duality invariance of s ≥ 3/2 fermions in AdS. Physics Letters B, 738 . pp. 323-324. ISSN 0370-2693. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2014.09.058.

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We show that in D = 4 AdS, s ≥ 3/2 partially massless (PM) fermions retain the duality invariances of their flat space massless counterparts. They have tuned ratios m^2/M^2 ≠ 0 that turn them into sums of effectively massless unconstrained helicity ±(s,···, 3/2) excitations, shorn of the lowest (non-dual) helicity ±1/2-rung and — more generally — of succeeding higher rung as well. Each helicity mode is separately duality invariant, like its flat space counterpart.

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Additional Information:© 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license ( Funded by SCOAP3. Received 17 September 2014; Accepted 25 September 2014; Available online 30 September 2014. We happily thank A. Waldron for an encouraging discussion. SD’s work was supported in part by NSF PHY-1266107 and DOE # DE-SC0011632 grants and DS’s by INFN, and COST Action MP1210 “The String Theory Universe”.
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Official Citation:S. Deser, D. Seminara, Duality invariance of fermions in AdS, Physics Letters B, Volume 738, 10 November 2014, Pages 323-324, ISSN 0370-2693, (
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