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Hamiltonian form for massless higher-spin fermions

Aragone, C. and Deser, S. (1980) Hamiltonian form for massless higher-spin fermions. Physical Review D, 21 (2). pp. 352-357. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.21.352.

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The action of the free massless spin-5/2 tensor-spinor field ψ_(μν) is decomposed into its canonical form. It is shown to depend on a single gauge-invariant helicity ±5/2 spinor, the transverse-traceless and γ-transverse part of the spatial components ψ_(ij), which obeys the ordinary Dirac equation. The remaining nine components are explicitly removed using invariance of the action under three local gauge functions, to each of which is associated a Lagrange multiplier, constraint variable, and gauge component. The analysis of the higher-half-integer-spin cases is then shown to follow in a uniform way, in terms of suitably defined field variables.

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Additional Information:© 1980 American Physical Society. (Received 2 May 1979) C.A. was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. The work of C.A. was supported in part by CONICIT (Venezuela) Grant No. S1-0972. The work of S.D. was supported in part by NSF Grant No. PHY-78-09644.
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