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Energy and supercharge in higher derivative gravity

Boulware, David G. and Deser, S. and Stelle, K. S. (1986) Energy and supercharge in higher derivative gravity. Physics Letters B, 168 (4). pp. 336-340. ISSN 0370-2693. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161220-161054765

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Abstract

Explicit energy expressions are derived, by supergravity embedding, for quadratic curvature actions with or without Einstein terms. Applications include existence of stability domains in R+R^2 models, vanishing of supercharge in conformal supergravity and indefiniteness of the energy in the generic case. The contradiction between the indefiniteness of the energy and its seemingly positive supersymmetric H=ΣQ_α^2 form is traced to the necessarily indefinite Hilbert space of the fermionic sector, which implies H is really a difference of squares.


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Deser, S.0000-0001-9285-9434
Additional Information:© 1986 Elsevier. Received 13 December 1985.
Issue or Number:4
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Official Citation:David G. Boulware, S. Deser, K.S. Stelle, Energy and supercharge in higher derivative gravity, Physics Letters B, Volume 168, Issue 4, 13 March 1986, Pages 336-340, ISSN 0370-2693, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(86)91640-0. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0370269386916400)
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