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Inconsistency of spin 4-spin 2 gauge field couplings

Deser, S. and Yang, Z. (1990) Inconsistency of spin 4-spin 2 gauge field couplings. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 7 (8). pp. 1491-1498. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/7/8/024.

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The authors invert the usual problem of coupling higher spin gauge fields to gravity by treating (linearised) gravity as the 'matter field' source of spin 4 gauge theory. This is motivated by the existence of the conserved gravitational four-index Bel-Robinson tensor as a possible current for the spin 4 field. They first derive this tensor as a Noether current, thereby linking it to a novel invariance of spin 2. It is then shown that, as usual for higher spins, consistency does not survive beyond lowest-order cubic coupling.

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Additional Information:© 1990 IOP Publishing. Received 3 April 1990. This work was supported in part by NSF grant PHY-88-04561, NSF grant PHY-86-05978 and the Robert A Welch Foundation.
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Official Citation:S Deser and Z Yang 1990 Class. Quantum Grav. 7 1491
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